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Talking to Jim Brusilovsky of Marks Jewelers About His Diamond Search Engine
October 3, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Jewelry By Design’s Jenny Caro Is Bringing Jewelers Into the Digital Age
September 1, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Store We Adore
October 28, 2014
By Bob Ickes
Shop Talk For the Success of Your Store
How to Upsell Bead Buyers With Sophisticated Silver
Features October 31, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
In early August, a male shopper visited David Broyles to buy some silver Pandora beads as a 10th anniversary present for his wife, but he ended up leaving with silver and 14k gold styles that cost...
Everything You Need to Know About Jewelers Block Insurance
Features October 31, 2014
By Martha C. White
You’re probably familiar with your auto and homeowner’s insurance policies, but what about insurance for your business? Not only can these policies be more complicated, but the stakes are higher:...
Talking to Susan Foster, L.A. Boutique Proprietor & Global Luxury Purveyor
Features October 31, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Pop into any upscale coffee shop on Los Angeles’ affluent Westside, and you’re bound to bump into a jewelry designer. Jewelry is the art du jour in many major cities, especially L.A. But even in a...
Talking to Lane Schiffman, Owner of Schiffman’s in Greensboro, N.C.
Features October 31, 2014
By Susan G. Hauser
“Secrets?” Lane Schiffman pauses, mulling the question. “The fact is,” he says, “I don’t think we have any secrets.” The fourth-generation­ jeweler is sitting in his office at Schiffman’s, a...
Talking to Cathy Tivol of Kansas' Tivol Jewelry Stores
Features October 31, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
In the Midwest, fashion and jewelry trends take time to catch on. This can make merchandising challenging—especially for a luxury jewelry retailer who travels the international jewelry and watch...
Talking to Tom Dougherty, the Retailer-Manufacturer Behind Studio 2015
Features October 31, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
This holiday season, Tom Dougherty will have a new way to entice his clientele.  In 2008, the retailer-manufacturer bought a building in ­Woodstock, Ill. His plan: Create a 6,000-square-foot...
Counter Intelligence: The JCK Retailer Report
Features October 31, 2014
By JCK Staff
Every month we scour the country searching for jewelers to feature as Innovative Retailers: store owners who are at the top of their game in sales, merchandising, customer service, marketing,...
Store We Adore October 28, 2014
By Bob Ickes
For Dana Bank, life is like a box of chocolates. “When I was looking for a home for my store,” says Bank, “I saw this adorable little chocolate shop. I told my broker, ‘I want something like...
Talking to Levy’s Fine Jewelry in Birmingham, Ala.
It's All Relative October 28, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
There’s a point in every long-standing family business where its very existence looks shaky. For Charles Denaburg and his sister, Rhoda Denaburg Link, co-owners of Levy’s Fine Jewelry in Birmingham,...
Talking to Bob Klose of Images Jewelers in Elkhart, Ind.
Retail Details October 28, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
1. What one advertisement or promotion elicited the biggest response?We gave hundred dollar gift cards to local businesses that had customers like ours: the dentist, the guy who worked on my car...
Retail Jewelry In the News
December 18, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
It’s almost over. The busiest time of the year for most jewelry retailers abruptly ends this coming week. No doubt you’re already counting down the days to when you’ll be...
December 11, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Jewelry and 3-D printing are already cozy bedfellows. Big and small brands have embraced the DIY technology, and smart retailers are integrating industrial-grade printers into their back-room ...
December 4, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
In the digital age, a handwritten note is the proverbial unicorn of interpersonal communications. Which makes it all the more special—and potentially impactful—when sent to consumers.But few...
November 25, 2014
By Logan Sachon, Social Media Journalist
Courtesy Christie’sThe heart-shape fancy red diamond ring by MoussaieffA heart-shape fancy red diamond ring by Moussaieff set a world auction record at Christie’s Hong Kong today.The 2...
November 19, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
The Apple Watch, which will be unleashed on the world in early 2015, may be the wearable du jour—but tech’s other big leaguers aren’t exactly conceding defeat when it comes to shilling...
November 17, 2014
By Logan Sachon, Social Media Journalist
Courtesy BonhamsThe flawless collection of hearts and arrows diamondsBonhams will auction a rare collection of 16 flawless hearts and arrows diamonds on Nov. 26 in Hong Kong.
November 11, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
I’m always surprised how much, as a consumer, I look up—clocking the cracks and crags shaping ceilings all over my little world. And I know I’m not alone in noticing the state of ...
November 5, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
The jewelry and watch business should get set for its strongest season since the recession, says a new survey of affluent consumers conducted by Time Inc. and market research firm YouGov.Jim...
November 4, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
When Christiane and Oliver Hampel, the German-born goldsmiths and jewelry designers behind Hampel Design, created a series of greeting cards embedded with 3-D paper rings as a marketing promotion,...
October 30, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Peridot Fine Jewelry, a 12-year-old retailer based in Larchmont, N.Y., recently expanded its digs in the Larchmont Village neighborhood—debuting an elegant, natural light-infused store at 1903 Palmer...
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