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44. THE “OTHER” METALS STEP UP The soaring price of gold has made the industry look into more cost-effective options.
50. GOLD RUSH, part 1
60. THE MANY SHADES OF PROFIT Advise your customers on the next investment trend: fancy coloured diamonds.
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Soaring prices mean new investments in mining communities.
54. HOUSE OF STYLE
Catering to less-explored markets, such as the gay & lesbian community, can put you ahead of the game.
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Marco and Paola Miserendino transformed their store into a modern, high-end retail destination
Displays and store design should come together to create an emotional connection that engages customers.
78. WILD, WILD HOLIDAYS Black diamonds, bold shapes and insects are just some of the exotic trends that will dominate the season.
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