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Lord of the Rings: Talking to Jay Whaley of Whaley Studios in San Diego
April 3, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Talking to Beau Staley of Dolce in Telluride, Colo.
March 1, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Store We Adore
Shop Talk For the Success of Your Store
Ore Jewelry: Boston’s Fabulous Female Designer–Focused Boutique
Store We Adore April 10, 2015
By Karen Sikola
“Just knock, darling” reads the sign on the front door of Ore, the South End boutique Sophie Hughes opened a year and a half ago that already earned a nod in Boston’s yearly best-of issue. It could...
Social Cues: How to Connect With Older Customers Using Social Media
Tool Time April 6, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
When discussing social media strategy, there’s a common refrain among independent jewelry retailers. It goes something like this: “I just let my young employees handle all the social media.”The...
Into the ’Hoods: Inside JCK Las Vegas’ New Neighborhoods
Main JCK Events April 6, 2015
By Victoria Gomelsky, Editor-in-Chief
When it comes to JCK Las Vegas, you may have been there, but you certainly haven’t done that. This year’s show will feature a brand-new floor plan that’s been divided into 21 pavilions, or...
NOLA or Bust: All About the American Gem Society’s Annual Conclave
Show Biz April 6, 2015
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
Sixteen years ago, the American Gem Society held its Conclave in New Orleans. The theme, “Designing Your Profits,” focused on helping attendees achieve greater margins. This year, AGS returns to the...
Strip Tease: Get Ready for JCK Las Vegas With Our 2015 Las Vegas Guide
Features April 6, 2015
By Kristin Young
Between appointments with favorite vendors and walking the show floor to scout new designs, JCK Las Vegas attendees may feel the need to unplug. Fortunately, there are plenty of brand-new things to...
Keeping Up With the Joneses: Talking to the Family Behind Sissy’s Log Cabin in Pine Bluff, Ark.
It's All Relative April 3, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Family-owned fine jewelry stores aren’t rare. But Pine Bluff, Ark.–based Sissy’s Log Cabin boasts more family than most. Eleven of its employees hail from founder Sissy Jones’ family—including her...
Kentucky Pride: Talking to Hank Davis of Davis Jewelers in Louisville, Ky.
Retail Details April 3, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
1. What one advertisement or promotion elicited the biggest response, and why do you think it worked?We do a buying event where we have someone who was recommended to us come in and buy jewelry...
Lord of the Rings: Talking to Jay Whaley of Whaley Studios in San Diego
Innovative Retailer April 3, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Retailer Jay Whaley deals in bridal and fine ­fashion jewelry, but his merchandise flies off the shelf the very day it’s created. That’s because each item forged at his San Diego–based workshop,...
Inside the Cultured Pearl Association of America’s 2015 Tucson Party
Features March 13, 2015
By JCK Staff
On Feb. 4, the pearl community turned out for the Cultured Pearl Association of America’s annual party, a Tucson Gem Week staple.      Sheri Ihde of Jewelers Mutual...
The Other Worldliness of Eli Halili in NYC
Store We Adore March 9, 2015
By Kathy Henderson
Mott Street is the main thoroughfare in Manhattan’s bustling Chinatown, but its northern stretch retains the quiet charm it must have had when Old St. Patrick’s was completed in 1815. Across from the...
Retail Jewelry In the News
April 29, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
There was little chance Nirav Modi was going to end up a lawyer or doctor. The Indian jewelry designer grew up in Antwerp, a world diamond capital, as the son and grandson of successful diamantaires...
April 22, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Pandora is having a banner week. The charm manufacturer debuted its U.S. e-comm site Tuesday. Now, a surprisingly touching video the company commissioned from Danish agency Malling Publications ...
April 9, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Philadelphia-based luxury watch dealer Govberg Jewelers has debuted a novel new app—Govberg OnTime—that’s billed as a digital toolbox for luxury timepiece buffs wanting to manage and build...
April 2, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Depop, a U.K.-based mobile app, is at the vanguard of new marketplace-style apps that allow users to sell vintage and secondhand items through mobile devices. The slickly designed app...
March 26, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
When it comes to its Instagram, London Jewelers lets its vibrant, gem-studded photos do all the talking. The Manhasset, N.Y.–based retailer’s Instagram page is pure eye candy—and always...
March 19, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
I recently interviewed Mark Traphagen, a Google+ expert and marketing expert, for a JCK column that explained why it’s important for retailers to interact with Google’s misunderstood...
March 12, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
A report by market research firm L2 that measures the impact and use of Instagram was released this week, confirming the growing popularity of the social networking juggernaut with teens and 20-...
March 5, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Bridal jewelry brand Ritani has more than 7,000 followers on Pinterest, the fastest-growing (and most visual) of all social media sites.
February 25, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Explaining the finer points of jewelry and gemstones to clients face-to-face is always valuable. But many consumers, particularly visual learners, may have trouble retaining your thoughtful ...
Fragments CEO Talks About Why She’s Closing Famed SoHo Store
February 24, 2015
By Rob Bates, News Director
It was “time” to close renowned New York City jeweler Fragments, founder Janet Goldman tells JCK.The 1,200-square-foot boutique, which often played an outsized role as an incubator and discoverer of...
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