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.
All That Glitters
Richard Alan discusses the importance of jewelry maintenance in his column All That Glitters.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
So what’s hot and what’s not this holiday season? Once again I have seen the ads for the two stone diamond rings and pendants for three straight holiday seasons in a row… resulting in a dismally lackluster response from the public, at least around these parts. I’ve had zero requests so far. Hugely popular once again (Even after close to […]
If you could suddenly have that ultimate and perfect piece of jewelry you have always wanted right this minute, what would it be? Many of the ladies I have asked that question to answered they would like a beautiful high quality diamond at least two carats in a ring or a pendant, some said a one carat stud in each […]
Have you ever found yourself “in the zone” while in the process of accomplishing a task or when playing your favorite sport? It’s a rare confident feel-good feeling and anyone who has experienced it knows exactly what I am talking about. Most of my “in the zone” experiences occur at my workbench. Everything must be just right; I call them […]
I’ve rambled on the past few months about so-called great deals at “special seizures” at hotel auctions, or a mindless alcohol soaked purchase while cruising abroad, or the ones who forked over a large quantity of hard earned cash to some unknown entity in cyberspace using a credit card over the internet for jewelry they have never even seen. The […]