“I worked with Sally Furrer for over fifteen years while I was co-owner of Robbins Bros. and E.E. Robbins. I can say without hesitation that Sally is one of the brightest individuals I have ever had the pleasure to work with. She speaks five languages, knows diamonds as well as anyone in our industry, and – most importantly – is a genuinely caring person with the highest possible integrity. Sally’s approach to merchandising is both creative and analytical – a rare combination which contributed to many successful collections. I would strongly suggest that you run, don’t walk, to employ Sally Furrer as a Consultant. She will make a world of difference for your business.”
– Emerson “Skip” Robbins, Owner, E.E. Robbins
“Sally enjoys an impeccable reputation within the jewelry industry for her merchandising expertise. She is also a savvy business person, with exceptional analytical skills.”
– Steen Kanter, Chief Business Strategist, Kanter International
“Sally is a great example of a GIA graduate who has built a successful and varied career in the jewelry business. Her extensive background offers a broad perspective in whatever role she has taken on. I am sure that Sally will bring her usual high level of expertise, talent and creativity to her clients.”
– Kathryn Kimmel, V.P. and Chief Marketing Officer, GIA
“I have worked with Sally Furrer for more than fifteen years, in her capacities as Head Merchandiser for Robbins Bros. and as an independent consultant for A. Jaffe Co. She is among the most knowledgeable and versatile professionals in our industry. Her expertise ranges from a thorough understanding of diamond grading and cost, full grasp of jewelry manufacturing, sourcing and quality evaluation, to retail expertise in merchandising and pricing. She is a person of high character and integrity who leads by example, and always balances demands for accountability and understanding.”
– Sam Sandberg, President/CEO, A. Jaffe Co.
“Sally is a results-oriented executive who knows how to leverage business process and technology. Sally works very effectively across the organization.
She is extremely competent at building strong teams both within and throughout the company. I would not hesitate to recommend Sally.”
– William Tara, Former VP and CIO Shane Co.
“Platinum Guild International has had a long-standing relationship with Sally Furrer in her role as a jewelry merchandising executive. Her razor sharp analytical skills and passion for the product are unrivaled in this industry. I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with her directly for the past two years in her capacity as a merchandising consultant – I expect her contribution to have a paradigm shifting impact on retailer profitability. Bottom line: she can help you to make more money!”
– Kevin Reilly, Manager of Industry Relations, Platinum Guild International
“Sally worked with ASC and the Platinum Guild to develop several inventory and sales buying reports for our mutual customers. During the time I worked with Sally, I was impressed with her ability to conceptualize the data needed to make informed buying decisions into these robust, dynamic reports. Her understanding of merchandising metrics is amazingly comprehensive and the reports have provided our users with a fresh new way to look at their sales performance and reorder process. It would be my pleasure to work with Sally on another project.”
– Barry Kraft, Executive VP, Applications Systems Corporation (ASC)
“During the last 15 years that I have known Sally she has consistently impressed me with her professionalism and merchandising ability. There are few people in this industry that are as well respected for their expertise and knowledge. She understands how to develop merchandising programs, and what it takes to successfully implement them. Sally appreciates the intracacies of the vendor/retailer relationship, emphasizing collaboration and problem solving. I would not hesitate to recommend Sally to any company who wants to improve their business.”
– Elliot Tannenbaum, Partner, Leo Schachter Diamonds LLC