February 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

Fancy color diamonds are magnificent, extremely rare, and highly sought after. They are the perfect gift for the discriminating jewelry lover who dares to be different, who wants to stand out from the crowd. Natural fancy color diamonds comprise less than 1% of diamonds mined and manufactured globally. They are coveted by Hollywood stars and the super wealthy. The finest of these gems are often sold for breathtaking sums at auction houses like Sotheby’s and Christie’s. Handmade fancy color diamond pendants from Fisher and Fisher are beautiful and elegant without the Rodeo Drive price tag. Please stop in and try them on for yourself.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Thankfully our nation's economy finally appears to be turning the corner and heading in the right direction. However many problems still exist. One thing we can all do to enhance our country's future is buy American.

Housing crisis, unemployment, and outsourcing are some of the economic challenges we hear about daily in the news. These tough issues often leave me incredibly frustrated and asking myself what can I do to help the situation? The answer is buy American.

There are so many fantastic American jewelry designers and manufacturers. Some of these outfits are quite small, only employing a handful of people, others are large with hundreds on their payrolls.

Spiegel and Son actively pursues American suppliers. When I purchase products from domestic suppliers and you in turn buy their jewelry from me we are insuring that jobs are staying in the U.S. and taxes are being paid to our country. We are contributing to a positive business climate. Nine of my ten major suppliers are based in the United States.

Another reason I buy American is customer service. Elite customer service is my core business value, it is what I have staked my reputation on. I can only give you the superior service you deserve if my suppliers take good care of me. Dealing with overseas manufacturers can be a real challenge. Time differences, language barriers, shipping delays, and a general difference of opinion on what constitutes quality is just the tip of the iceberg.

I deal with American suppliers who offer outstanding customer service. If I need a rush order they do everything they can to meet the deadline. If an item has to be modified or custom made they will get the job done. There is tremendous value in literally and figuratively speaking the same language as your supplier.

To ensure a better future for all of us please join me in buying American.