All That Glitters

Diamond Imposters

All That Glitters

Richard Alan discusses diamond imposters in his column All That Glitters.

Ollie, Ollie, Oxen Free!

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Richard Alan discusses jewelry repair in his column All That Glitters.

Once You Touch It, You Own It

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Richard Alan discusses jewelry repair in his column All That Glitters.

Semi-Retired… Not Dead and Gone

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Richard Alan discusses memorial custom jewelry in his column All That Glitters.

Jewelry = Love + Emotion

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Richard Alan discusses the love that goes into the gift of a one of a kind piece of custom jewelry in his column All That Glitters.

A Diamond is Forever… Your Ring, Not so Long

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Richard Alan discusses the importance of jewelry maintenance in his column All That Glitters.

Who’s Zooming Who?

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Wow! In the last Breeze column I mentioned the fact that some folks were under the impression that their supposed “diamonds” may not be real diamonds. That sparked an influx of curious folks who wanted to be sure of the fact. Let’s just say I looked at a lot of nice and not-so-nice diamonds these past two weeks. The results […]

Some Things Are Not as They Seem

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In the wonderful world of the retail jewelry business, there are times when there is no choice but to be brutally honest. This is always the case when accepting jewelry for repair or watches for even a simple battery change. For example, a gentleman wanted me to change a battery in his newly acquired “Rolex,” an automatic red flag! A […]

Out of One’s Mind

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I was pondering the other day about things that go on in my place of business on any giving day. Like when I was told by a customer I was “out of my mind.” Out of one’s mind, what exactly does that mean? If I let my mind out where does it go? And does it come back eventually? Before […]

Back to Basics?

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I’m currently kicking back in a simple basic and rudimentary way. I found a rustic log cabin in the middle of nowhere, somewhere on the famous Suwannee River in Northwest Florida. Brought my wife, my two dogs, Zoe and Toby, and even invited my kids and their spouses including the grandkids, the whole fan-dam-ly… To my surprise everyone came to […]


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