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In this column, members of the jewelry industry can state their views, wax poetic or otherwise pen their thoughts in slightly longer form than the traditional letter to the editor. We welcome your submissions. Please send them to P.J. Donahue, JCK, One Chilton Way, Radnor, PA 19089; fax (610) 964-4481, e-mail pdonahue@chilton.net. Embarrassed by retail jewelers Having just returned from Basel, I have reaffirmed an old conviction I wish weren’t true. Retail jewelers from the United States are some of the rudest people I know. A few years back, my wife and I were having dinner in New York during the summer show. The waiter offered us after-dinner drinks as an apology for the “loud and obnoxious jewelers” a few tables away. The next night we attended the Plumb Club dinner with Gladys Knight as the entertainer. The whole room buzzed with conversation during her performance. We we
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