jewelry

Get ready to shop at “International Chanthaburi Gems and Jewelry Festival 2020”

Get ready to shop at “International Chanthaburi Gems and Jewelry Festival 2020”

All the sectors are gearing up for the projects post Covid-19, which are due in the last quarter of this year to compensate for the slowdown caused by the pandemic. Thai gem and jewelry industry has been severely affected and currently the government and related agencies have teamed up to organize fairs and tradeshows to increase sales volume.

The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) or GIT, as the main organisation to promote and develop the Thai gem and jewelry industry has organised various activities throughout this year, such as online seminars, trainings to increase personnel potential, inspection and certification of gemstones, jewellery and precious metals, and in December the institute together with the province of Chanthaburi,  Chanthaburi Gem and Jewelry Traders Association, Chanthaburi Provincial Administrative Organization and Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau will organise “International

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If you’re ready to downsize — especially with jewelry — don’t forget to try selling at pawn shops | Home/Garden

Orderliness is a blessing you leave your children. Which is how I wound up this week in a pawn shop.

For the record, I had never been in a pawn shop. I assumed they were for other people: gun traders, drug addicts, gamblers, those seeking bail money or who were otherwise down on their luck ― not that I haven’t run out of luck myself from time to time. But there I was, in my tailored blouse, good haircut and sensible pumps bargaining with a pawn broker as several closed-circuit cameras looked on.

Christine Gerardi got me into this. You may recall, a few months ago, I wrote about Gerardi, a jeweler who came to my home and helped me sort my jewelry. Besides giving me permission to let go of some dated costume pieces, Gerardi bought some gold jewelry I no longer wore for their melt value. (Huzzah!) During

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wedding

On their wedding night, Barbara Amiel found her third husband dressed and sitting on the bed with marriage contract ready to sign

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In this one area, though, I was a perpetual optimist: around the corner would be my Prince Charming. Ever alert to the possibility of being swept off my feet, the next sweep came unexpectedly when I attended a dull party in Toronto — for which I was very late, possibly because I knew from the tony address that it was bound to be dull. Most of the guests were leaving when I arrived with a current companion from Montreal, a suave and clever Jewish lawyer who felt about me much the way I felt about him: if not Ken and Barbie dolls, we were the matchmakers’ mature Jewish version, so we ought to try this on and see if it works but it’s very unlikely. Besides, he had a much younger French-Canadian girlfriend in his own back garden.

My future third husband, who had just arrived from

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shopping

You’re worried about a pandemic, the election and a safe Halloween. Are you ready to start holiday shopping?

Generations of families have kicked off the holiday season in Chicago with a trip to Macy’s —formerly Marshall Field’s — store on State Street, peeking at animated window displays before visiting the 45-foot-tall, 3,000-pound decorated tree at the center of the Walnut Room restaurant.



a person standing in front of a store: Katherine Nguyen, left, owner of Building Blocks Toy Store, helps shopper Erica Ozbek find a gift for a toddler at the store on Aug. 31, 2020, in Chicago.


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Katherine Nguyen, left, owner of Building Blocks Toy Store, helps shopper Erica Ozbek find a gift for a toddler at the store on Aug. 31, 2020, in Chicago.

The coronavirus pandemic won’t stop a tradition that began 113 years ago: The Walnut Room, closed since March, opens Nov. 7. But where diners used to stand in a rope line to wait for a table, this year, they will need to plan ahead.

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Macy’s is requiring reservations and will start taking bookings on OpenTable this week. To limit crowds, only groups having a meal will be able to

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