To our growing fan base:
I have super great news. Curt had great shows at both Franklin North Carolina in July and also in Lebanon, Pa at The Gem Miner’s Jubilee in August. Cynthia and I broke our 19 year old show total in Columbus at the Mid- American Show Aug. 18 and 19.
What this means to me is that jewelers are restocking with a force I haven’t experienced since the 2008 downturn. The atmosphere at the shows has been very positive, and while all the vendors were not singing their praises, we at Rare Earth have received strong interest and support for our enormous one of a kind inventory.
Curt said the 18kt gold drusy was a huge seller partly because they are drilled and ready for selling using our neck wires. The fact we discounted the prices made them an easy four time mark-up for jewelry store owners. One fact remains. One of a kinds can’t be shopped like most ordinary mass manufactured jewelry.
Big sellers for us included our significant hand-made silver selection which we continue to create using ever more detailed design. While most of you know us as a gemstone wholesaler of fine unusual loose stones, for the first time in our 40 year history our jewelry line was responsible for more than 50% of our gross sales at the shows.
Using combinations of 300 different gemstones in the jewelry we design and manufacture, our clients are reordering items from our new V-By technology which is a simple fantastic way of viewing our stock LIVE from our office, just by opening an email. Now, instead of viewing our one of’s only at the shows, stores can see our daily office gem show.
You would be welcome to join the action daily by calling for a V/By appointment.
We have just received over 390 new silver and gold designs as of August 20,2012
Don’t wait on this one.
Best personal regards from Bill, Curt and Cynthia