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David Joseph (SPAIN)

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The jeweler was in her late forties, with hair that had been dyed blonde and was shortened in a cropped, modern hairstyle that looked very flattering on a woman her age.  She had flawless skin, like many women in Spain, and her complexion was fair.  She was smartly dressed, with a touch of elegance, and she wore just the right amount of makeup.  Every aspect of her appearance was constructed in a purposeful, attractive manner. However, when you are a jeweler, there is nothing more important than your hands.  After all, it is the hands that reach into the glass case and extract the jewelry, that lay the jewelry down on the counter or place a delicate bracelet across the templed bones of a wrist.  The jeweler’s hands are always in the frame, in the sight lines of the prospective buyer.  A jeweler can afford to wear blemishes anywhere but…