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Monday, April 18 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Secrets of America’s Coolest Stores: Sparkles Fine Jewelry

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2015 Fifth Place Small Cool Division 

It's all a little crazy at this Cool Chicago store devoted to sparkle!

Rachel Meyerling decided to open her own business at the age of 28. Find out how Sparkles became a jewelry store favorite of the LGBT community in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Rachel is happy to share the secrets of her success.

You can expect dance breaks and outbursts of personal expression in this truly unique store. 

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Terry Chandler

President and CEO, Diamond Council of America
Terry has been involved in every aspect of the retail jewelry industry, including training, operations, development, management, and, now, distance education and association management. He accepted the full-time role of president and CEO of the Diamond Council in February 2001 and oversees the organization's day-to-day operations at their Nashville, Tenn., offices. | | During his tenure, the Diamond Council has grown from 70 members... Read More →

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Rachael Meyering

Owner, Sparkles Fine Jewelry
After a decade of working in various aspects of the jewelry industry, from wholesale to retail management, Meyering decided to open a retail business at age 28. With help from friends and family, she leased an empty storefront in Andersonville, and within a month, transformed it into a vibrant, elegant space - opening in September 2013. The store achieved INSTORE's 2015 5th Place Cool Store in the small store division.

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Diamond Council of America

The mission of the Diamond Council of America is to provide quality, affordable distance education to enhance the ability of our members’ associates to sell fine jewelry with expertise, integrity, and professionalism and to fuel the passion of all those looking to learn about our industry.

Monday April 18, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Cool Stores Experience - Sponsored by DCA Show Floor

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