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James Avery Picks Non-Family Member as CEO
James Avery Artisan Jewelry has named John McCullough as CEO— the first non-family member to lead the Texas-based retailer. McCullough, who was previously chief operating officer (COO),succeeds Chris Avery, who has been...
Mining Sep 10, 2019 Rapaport News
Kay Jewelers Signet
Signet Cuts Forecast as Hurricanes Hurt Sales
Signet Jewelers’ sales fell in the third fiscal quarter dueto hurricanes in the US and disruptions related to changes in the retailer’scredit services.Group sales slipped 2.5% and same-store sales — at outletsopen for at least a year — dropped 5% in the...
Retail Nov 21, 2017 Rapaport News
National Pawn
DGSE in Talks to Buy National Pawn
DGSE Companies has expressed its interest in acquiring National Pawn, a 27-store pawnshop chain based in Austin, Texas.DGSE, a jewelry wholesaler and retailer headquartered inDallas, entered a “non-binding letter of intent” to buy National Pawn andits affiliates,...
Retail Jul 11, 2017 Rapaport News
Kendra Scott
Kendra Scott Receives Equity Investment
Berkshire Partners has bought a minority stake in KendraScott Design, highlighting the significant growth the jewelry brand has enjoyedsince starting operations in a spare bedroom.Reuters said the deal valued the company at $1 billion,while details were...
Retail Dec 26, 2016 Rapaport News
diamonds direct
Diamonds Direct Buys Dallas Jeweler
Diamonds Direct acquired Dallas-based Diamond Doctor,continuing its aggressive expansion into the U.S. retail space.Diamonds Direct, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, was boughtby private equity firm Blackstone Group last November. Since then...
Retail Nov 07, 2016 Rapaport News
Cutting Wheel
Dallas Diamond Firms to Launch Cutting Facility in Texas
Dallas-based The Diamond Doctor and Southwest DiamondCutters have joined forces to open a “state-of-the-art” cutting facility.The Diamond Doctor, ajewelry wholesaler and retailer, and Southwest Diamond Cutters, a firm owned bya fifth-generation master diamond...
Manufacturing Mar 16, 2016 Rapaport News
American Society of Appraisers to Offer Courses in Dallas
The American Society of Appraiserswill offer jewelry appraisal training for gems and jewelry professionals atDallas in Texas in the New Year.A course entitled ‘Appraising Gems &Jewelry for Advanced Assignments: Development and Report Writing’...
Retail Dec 25, 2015 Rapaport News
bailey banks biddle
Bailey Banks & Biddle Re-Opens Austin Store, Plans Texas Expansion
Jewelry retail chain Bailey Banks & Biddle hasre-opened its location at Austin in Texas as part of an expansion plan for theTexas region. The new store is in the city’s Barton Creek Squareshopping mall, the company said...
Retail Dec 16, 2015 Rapaport News
DGSE Appoints CFO to Replace Burford
DGSE Companies, a wholesaler and retailer of jewelry andwatches, appointed Nabil J. Lopez as chief financial officer (CFO) followingthe resignation of C. Brett Burford, the Dallas-based group said in a statementOctober 29.Lopez, currently DGSE’s senior vice president andcontroller,...
Retail Nov 04, 2015 Rapaport News
james avery
James Avery to Open Its 71st Jewelry Store
Retailer James Avery will open a boutique this month in Baytown, Texas at Baytown Plaza located at the intersection of Garth Road and Hunt Road. With the new store, the family-owned jeweler will operate 71 locations...
Retail Jun 10, 2015 Jeff Miller
james avery
James Avery Opens its 71st Location
Family-owned jeweler James Avery opened its newest store at North East Mall in Hurst, Texas, which is located roughly in the center of the larger Dallas and Fort Worth metropolitan area. The new location incorporated...
Retail Apr 15, 2015 Jeff Miller
james avery
James Avery Opens in Corpus Christi
Jeweler James Avery, a family-owned retailer, opened at a new location in Corpus Christi, Texas. The store at Moore Plaza is located at the intersection of South Padre Island Drive and South Staples Street, next to TGI Friday’s, and...
Retail Mar 11, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Samuels Jewelers Plans Grand Opening Near Austin
Samuels Jewelers Inc., which operates Andrews Jewelers, Rogers Jewelers, Samuels Diamonds and Schubach Jewelers, is holding a grand opening of its newest location near Austin, Texas on August 14 in Sunset Valley. The new Samuels Diamonds...
Retail Aug 06, 2014 Jeff Miller
pear diamond
TJA, IDI Organize Texas-Israel Diamond Show
Press Release: This fall, strategic cooperation between the Texas Jewelers Association (TJA) and the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) will produce the first Texas-Israel Diamond Show in San Antonio from September 29 to 30,...
Polished Markets Jun 17, 2014 IDI
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James Avery to Open Seventh Location in Austin Metro Area
James Avery jewelers will open a new location at Southpark Meadows in Austin, Texas in early February 2014. To celebrate the grand opening, the family-owned jeweler will host a drawing at the store for three entrants to win...
Marketing Jan 22, 2014 Jeff Miller
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James Avery Breaks Ground on New Store, Visitor Center
Jewelry retailer James Avery plans to build a new retail store and visitor center at its corporate headquarters in Kerrville, Texas. The company broke ground this week in the Texas Hill Country on its new 4,000-square-foot...
Retail Oct 18, 2013 Jeff Miller
DGSE Celebrates Elimination of Texas' Precious Metals Tax
DGSE Companies Inc. applauded the passage of a Texas state bill (HB 78) that was signed into law by the governor, Rick Perry, eliminating the sales tax levied on purchases of gold, silver and platinum...
Financial-Legal Oct 14, 2013 Jeff Miller
cash america
Cash America to Acquire 34 PawnMart Locations
Cash America International Inc. signed a purchase agreement to buy all of the assets of a chain of 34 pawn lending locations from PawnMart Inc. for approximately $62 million cash. When completed, the transaction will add 31 pawn...
Financial-Legal Aug 28, 2013 Jeff Miller
Neil Lane Bracelet
Jared Hosts Special Event With Neil Lane in Houston
Jared The Galleria of Jewelry will host jewelry designer Neil Lane at a special event at a Houston, Texas store on August 10. Guests will be able to meet Lane and preview his latest collections as well as the couture...
Marketing Aug 09, 2013 Jeff Miller
Kendra scott
Kendra Scott to Open at Shops at Legacy in Plano
Jewelry designer Kendra Scott will open the brand's eighth and newest Kendra Scott boutique, on August 5 just north of Dallas, Texas, at The Shops at Legacy, 5800 Legacy Drive, Suite C2A, in Plano. The Shops...
Retail Aug 02, 2013 Jeff Miller
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