November 4, 2016 @ 4:43 PM

Finding jewelers to work in your store are as scarce as hen's teeth. But I've found some.
 
 
 
 
I'm friendly with Blaine Lewis who has a fantastic jewelry school called New Approach School (this is a link)Twice a year he has a 90 day course where he can turn a green human being into a darn good jeweler. They graduate this month and out of a class of 20 there are nine people who do not have a job at the moment, the rest go back to their stores.

 

They need to come and work in your store! Hire them.


 

 

The students are trained in these areas:
 
Essential Skills Learned in Graduate Bench Jeweler Program:

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July 29, 2016 @ 6:31 PM

Items for Sale on my website
 
It's been a year since I did this last time
 
There is a link below to see what other jewelers have for sale. There are 3 people who are looking to buy your showcases, engraver and polishing machine
 
Below is what's available on the pdf file. Just click on it and it will open up.
 
IMPORTANT: Don't call David Geller. I know nothing. Contact the person mentioned in the pdf file. This transaction is between you and them.
 
Don't ask me any questions, ask them!
 
Also I sent out 8 days ago I was sending out this list. It is too late now to be ............

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July 21, 2016 @ 6:15 PM

 

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DO YOU HAVE EQUIPMENT/SHOWCASES TO SELL OR NEED TO BUY?
 
In the past I have sent out email blasts from jewelers who want to unload cases/equipment/safes, etc. Also listed those looking to buy things like this.

 
I stopped because under the honor system those who sold items were to...
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June 14, 2016 @ 10:15 AM

Great news! The Newest Geller Book Training Videos Are Live and Online!
 
We recently came out with our newest Geller Book, release 6.0. Current metal prices and an increase in labor. In addition the sizing and custom design sections have some higher priced pages if you'd like to try for higher sizing and custom pricing.

 

It's been my job to share with you the task of training your staff in selling repairs and getting the most money. We've put together videos on our website that have each chapter in the book, with it on the screen and myself narrating the training.
 
They are free for you and your staff and if you'd like to share with any jeweler friends be my guest.
 
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February 1, 2016 @ 2:02 PM

 Exciting News

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September 20, 2015 @ 6:52 PM

Results of custom design & pricing survey I sent out last month
September 2015
 
About a month ago I sent out a 10 question survey asking you how you would price this custom made sapphire and diamond ring.
 
 
 
I know it was a lot to ask and only 72 people responded but thank you for those 72 people.
 
Some of the answers can be shown on a bar graph and many were texts that I'll compile. I already had a good guess as to what I would find and the biggest thing is this. Most all of you reading this email have my repair & design price book and chapter 1000 has a simple pricing method to make a ring.
 
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September 4, 2015 @ 5:58 PM

 

On polygon.net there was a discussion today of what others charge to rodium plate a ring. In short the store owner said:

 

Is $40.00 to $50.00 per ring is too much to charge to rhodium plate a ring?  What do you charge? What’s the going rate?  I just had a lady complain about our price for rhodium 2 white gold rings. Each ring had appx 2 years of wear. We sonic the rings and do a good steaming. Then we buff them including the crown  and again sonic them with a good steam. Then we electro clean them with a good rinse. Then we rhodium them. We leave them in the bath about a minute to get a nice coating. When they are done they look like new rings. And in many cases we have to align prongs and......

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August 26, 2015 @ 3:06 PM

How to handle when a customer gives you a bad check or a bogus credit card charge that is taken back a few days later when you are using a point of sale program like The Edge; Jewelry Shopkeeper or any other point of sale program
 
 
I’ve had many a jeweler contact me after the fact when a customer’s check bounced or as what happened this week when a large sale was made with a credit card and days later the processor took the money back. This was fraud after the fact.
 
The jeweler mistakenly thought if the money “bounced” or was taken away that he should refund the sale in the Edge (or any other POS system).
No money obviously no sale, reverse it - right?
 
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August 19, 2015 @ 10:47 AM

Polygon is a popular jewelry network that has had a recent discussion how many large branded companies are closing up smaller accounts and opening their own stores. Pandora has been doing this. They’d close a retailer and in a mall across the street open up a Pandora store only. I know some retailers who own a Pandora store only and easily do millions a year.
  
My understanding is some watch companies do this as well.
 
Some jewelers have complained that they were closed up after doing pretty well with a line like this, Pandora is an example, while the wholesaler opened up company stores. In many cases they close up the lower sales stores while keeping high performers. Not always but most times.......

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August 9, 2015 @ 2:00 PM

 
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TWO PLACES TO KNOW HOW THE SHOP IS DOING
 
 
 
 
 
I love computers. I'm on mine 12 hours a day. Busy:
  1.     Doing my own accounting with QuickBooks and for home=Quicken.
  2.     Emailing friends & clients.
  3.    Polygon/Facebook/stock sites
  4.    Connecting to clients computers to help them with QuickBooks 
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