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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Rob Bates, news director of JCK Online, has been contemplating whether Amazon can succeed in the jewelry business. Amazon has had its eyes on jewelry since 2003. CLICK HERE TO READ ROB’S STORY. I’m always thinking that I’ve got to clear out my thousands of old emails, but they came in handy today when Rob […]

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Friday, August 7, 2015

I was in Paris this week. A few days ago, MrB and I were on the fancy shopping street Rue Saint-Honoré, making our way to concept-store Colette. I always visit Colette, though I’ve never bought anything there. I like to look at the fine jewelry cases and point out to MrB where my designs would […]

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Friday, October 25, 2013

As I mentioned earlier this week, I have hired my very first full-time employee after eight years in business. Meet Eryn Patton! Eryn says her hobbies are “Netflix-ing, yoga on Saturdays, obsessing over miniature dachshunds, reading, constantly seeking the perfect cup of coffee, sketching, and hunting for treasures in thrift stores.” Eryn recently graduated from Auburn […]

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Jewelry expert Cheryl Kremkow has a new blog post entitled, “Coincidence or Copy? When is a Design Too Close?” I know Cheryl — in fact, she invited me to co-present at a seminar for the JCK Las Vegas jewelry trade show in June — but she didn’t tell me that she was writing this article. […]

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I like to be upfront with people about the reality of life in the fashion and jewelry industry, and about small business in general. I like people who are equally upfront, so I’m loving the interview that celebrity stylist Lysa Cooper recently did with Vogue Italia.  (It figures that it would be Vogue Italia that […]

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Monday, March 25, 2013

I sure do love leopard print, and one of my major fashion regrets is that I missed out on a two-toned leopard-print dress by Dolce & Gabbana in 2010. After I saw this bit of perfection on Rihanna I searched for it everywhere but to no avail. It was sold out in my size. I’m […]

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Last year, I wrote a story for the Huffington Post called “The Agony and Ecstasy of a Small Business.” It dealt with economies of scale, which is something I’ve also discussed on this blog here, here and here. In manufacturing, economies of scale means that the bigger the order (of widgets, iPhones, pens or jewelry), […]

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I generally don’t covet anyone else’s exact career path. You have to take the bad with the good, and I wind up thinking that one or more aspects of that other person’s experience wouldn’t be ideal for me. Like having to be Donald Trump’s daughter, for instance. But I’ve finally found my fantasy job and […]

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I’m happy to say that the very apologetic and gracious peeps at Patricia Field have pulled the copy of my swear rings from the website after a chat with my gorgeous publicist, Sakita Holley. READ MY PREVIOUS POST ON THE KNOCKOFF RINGS. As I expected, the Patricia Field team had unwittingly purchased the pieces from […]

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Earlier this week, in my post Get Smart (About $4,000 Suits and $10,000 Rings), I wrote, “Ultra-high-end is a stronger industry sector, so I’ve embarked on a deliberate effort to offer more ‘if you have to ask, you can’t afford it’ 18K-gold signature pieces.” Variations of the line “If you have to ask the price, […]

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