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American Cutters
Back to Basics
Bead by Bead (granulation)
Crystal Cures
Elements of Quality Cutting
Exceptional Employees
Five P's of Selling Timpieces
From Start to Finish (custom ring)
The Innovators
Investigating Image
Need a Watchmaker?
Pearl Quality
Security
Selling Essentials
Selling Romance
Selling Terms
Styles of Jewelry
Take-In Tips
Timepiece Glossary
Timepiece Styles
Tool Modifications
Treated Gems
Watch Features
Watch Repair


American Cutters

5/04: A Well-Rounded Cutter

7/04: Gracious Rebel

Back to Basics

5/00: The Manager as Teacher... Going Back to Basics

6/00: Back to Basics, Part 1: First Impressions

8/00: Back to Basics, Part 3

9/00: Back to Basics, Part 2

10/00: Back to Basics, Part 4

11/00: Back to Basics, Part 5: Asking for the Sale

12/00: Back to Basics, Part 6: Overcoming Objections

Bead by Bead (granulation)

8/02: Bead by Bead, Part 1

9/02: A New Technology to Manufacture Jewelry with Granulation, Bead by Bead, Part 2

10/02: A New Technology to Manufacture Jewelry with Granulation, Bead by Bead, Part 3

11/02: A New Technology to Manufacture Jewelry with Granulation, Bead by Bead, Part 4

Crystal Cures

4/00: Crystal Cures, Part 1

6/00: Crystal Cures, Part 2

7/00: Crystal Cures, Part 3

8/00: Crystal Cures, Part 4

9/00: Crystal Cures, Part 5

10/00: Crystal Cures, Part 6

11/00: Crystal Cures, Part 7

Elements of Quality Cutting

2/04: Round Gems (The Elements of Quality Cutting, Pt. 1)

4/04: Pear-Shaped Gems (The Elements of Quality Cutting, Pt. 2)

6/04: Emerald-Shaped Gems (The Elements of Quality Cutting, Pt. 3)

10/04: Trilliant-Cut Gems (The Elements of Quality Cutting, Part 4)

Exceptional Employees

6/01: Finding and Keeping Exceptional Employees

7/01: Finding and Keeping Exceptional Employees, Part 2

8/01: Finding and Keeping Exceptional Employees, Part 3

Five P's of Selling Timpieces

9/01: Passion on the Road to Successful Sales (Five P's, Part 1)

10/01: Claiming Your Store's Position (Five P's, Part 2)

11/01: Practice Makes Perfect (Five P's, Part 3)

3/02: Presentation is a Sales Message (Five P's, Part 4)

4/02: Assess Store Performance and Assure Strong Decisions (Five P's, Part 5)

From Start to Finish (custom ring)

4/02: From Start to Finish

5/02: From Start to Finish, Part 2

6/02: From Start to Finish, Part 3

The Innovators

2/98: The Innovators, Pt. 1

3/98: The Innovators, Pt. 2: John Paul Miller

4/98: The Innovators, Pt. 3: Steven Kretchmer

6/98: The Innovators, Pt. 4: Charles Lewton-Brain

11/99: The Innovators, Pt. 5: What's an Innovator?

12/99: The Innovators, Pt. 6: Michael Good

4/00: Innovators 7: Whitney Boin

6/00: Innovators 8: Mary Lee Hu

11/00: Innovators 9: Lee Marshall, Mechanical Wizard

Investigating Image

1/00: Investigating Image, Part 1

2/00: Investigating Image, Part 2

3/00: Investigating Image, Part 3

4/00: Investigating Image, Part 4

Need a Watchmaker?

11/00: Need a Watchmaker? (Part 1)

12/00: Need a Watchmaker? (Part 2)

1/01: Need a Watchmaker? (Part 3)

2/01: Need a Watchmaker? (Part 4)

3/01: Need a Watchmaker? (Part 5)

4/01: Need a Watchmaker? (Part 6)

Pearl Quality

3/98: Luster: Pearl's Pinnacle (Pearl Quality, Pt. 1)

4/98: On the Surface (Pearl Quality, Pt. 2)

6/98: What a Shape! (Pearl Quality, Pt. 3)

Security

2/99: Alarm Basics, Pt. 1: The UL Certificate

3/99: Alarm Basics, Pt. 2: Types of Alarm Systems

4/99: Alarm Basics, Pt. 3: Decoding the Alarm System Certificate

5/99: Alarm Basics, Pt. 4: Alarm Transmission

Selling Essentials

4/98: Learning to Greet (Selling Essentials, Pt. 1)

5/98: Probe Like a Pro (Selling Essentials, Pt. 2)

6/98: Look and Listen (Selling Essentials, Pt. 3)

7/98: Romance in Store (Selling Essentials, Pt. 4)

8/98: Closing Correctly (Selling Essentials, Pt. 5)

9/98: No Doesn't Always Mean No (Selling Essentials, Pt. 6)

10/98: Obliterating Objections (Selling Essentials, Pt. 7)

11/98: Perseverance Pays (Selling Essentials, Pt. 8)

Selling Romance

2/99: The Road Most Traveled (Selling Romance, Pt. 1)

3/99: Technically Speaking (Selling Romance, Pt. 2)

4/99: Emotional Overload (Selling Romance, Pt. 3)

5/99: The Road Most Traveled (Selling Romance, Pt. 4)

Selling Terms

5/99: Selling Terms (Pt. 1)

6/99: Selling Terms (Pt. 2)

7/99: Selling Terms (Pt. 3)

8/99: Selling Terms (Pt. 4)

9/99: Selling Terms (Pt. 5)

10/99: Selling Terms (Pt. 6)

Styles of Jewelry

2/99: Four Classic Styles of Bracelets (Styles, Pt. 1)

4/99: Hoop Earring Types (Styles, Pt. 2)

6/99: Four Classic Styles in Chain Links (Styles, Pt. 3)

8/99: Classic Ring Styles (Styles, Pt. 4)

10/99: Classic Styles in Pins (Styles, Pt. 5)

12/99: Four Classic Periods of Jewelry (Styles, Pt. 6)

2/00: Four Classic Chain Styles (Styles, Pt. 7)

4/00: Four Classic Ring Styles (Styles, Pt. 8)

6/00: Four Classic Styles of Chain (Styles, Pt. 9)

8/00: Four Classic Setting Styles (Styles, Pt. 10)

10/00: Three Classic Setting Styles (Styles, Pt. 11)

1/01: Four Classic Chain Styles (Styles, Pt. 12)

2/01: Five Classic Lengths for Pearls (Styles, Pt. 13)

4/01: Four Classic Options for Pearls (Styles, Pt. 14)

6/01: Four Classic Styles of Clasps (Styles, Pt. 15)

8/01: Seven Classic Finishes (Styles, Pt. 16)

10/01: Four Chain Styles (Styles, Pt. 17)

12/01: Four Classic Styles of Earring Findings (Styles, Pt. 18)

2/02: Five Classic Chain Styles (Styles, Pt. 19)

4/02: Four Classic Styles of Earrings (Styles, Pt. 20)

6/02: Five Classic Styles of Chain (Styles, Pt. 21)

8/02: Three Classic Styles of Finishes (Styles, Pt. 22)

10/02: Four Classic Styles of Mountings/Shanks (Styles, Pt. 23)

12/02: Three Classic Styles of Neckwear (Styles, Pt. 24)

2/03: Three Classic Styles of Pendants (Styles, Pt. 25)

5/04: Selling Antique-Inspired Jewelry (Styles, Pt. 26)

Take-In Tips

7/99: Avoid Take-In Pitfalls (Take-In Tips, Pt. 1)

8/99: Identification (Take-In Tips, Pt. 2)

9/99: Client Valuation (Take-In Tips, Pt. 3)

10/99: Liability (Take-In Tips, Pt. 4)

11/99: Communicate (Take-In Tips, Pt. 5)

Timepiece Glossary

6/00: Timepiece Glossary, Part 1

7/00: Timepiece Glossary, Part 2

8/00: Timepiece Glossary, Part 3

9/00: Timepiece Glossary, Part 4

Timepiece Styles

9/01: Four Basic Wristwatch Styles (Timepiece Styles, Pt. 1)

11/01: Four Basic Watch Shapes (Timepiece Styles, Pt. 2)

1/02: Faces with Features (Timepiece Styles, Pt. 3)

5/02: Bracelets and Straps (Timepiece Styles, Pt. 4)

11/02: Dial Deluxe: Beyond Standard (Timepiece Styles. Pt. 5)

Tool Modifications

4/04: Tool Modifications: Part 1

5/04: Tool Modifications: Part 2

Treated Gems

6/98: Emerald Education (Treated Gems, Pt. 1)

7/98: Ruby Enhancement Education (Treated Gems, Pt. 2)

8/98: Heated Sapphire (Treated Gems, Pt. 3)

9/98: Dyed or Irradiated Cultured Pearls (Treated Gems, Pt. 4)

10/98: Heated Aquamarine (Treated Gems, Pt. 5)

11/98: Heated Amethyst and Citrine (Treated Gems, Pt. 6)

1/99: Laser-Drilled Diamonds (Treated Gems, Pt. 7)

2/99: Fissure-Filled Rubies (Treated Gems, Pt. 8)

3/99: Treated Blue Topaz (Treated Gems, Pt. 9)

5/99: Orange and Pink Topaz (Treated Gems, Pt. 10)

Watch Features

2/99: The Screwdown Crown (Watch Features, Pt. 1)

5/99: Sapphire Watch Crystals (Watch Features, Pt. 2)

6/99: Strap or Bracelet? (Watch Features, Pt. 3)

8/99: What Does That Button Do? (Watch Features, Pt. 4)

Watch Repair

9/99: Basic Take-in Procedures (Watch Repair, Pt. 1)

10/99: Basic Take-in Procedures (Watch Repair, Pt. 2)

11/99: Pricing the Repair (Watch Repair, Pt. 3)

12/99: The Date of Delivery (Watch Repair, Pt. 4)

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