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Change Agent: Talking to Richard Kessler of Kesslers Diamonds
July 26, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Bands & Brothers: Talking to Tim and Tom Schmitt of Schmitt Jewelers
May 28, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Store We Adore
I. Gorman Jewelers, Washington, D.C.’s Avant-Garde Jewelry Haven
July 30, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Shop Talk For the Success of Your Store
Hot Shots: JCK Las Vegas 2015 in Photos
July 31, 2015
By JCK Staff
On the scene at Mandalay Bay with newcomers, veterans, and JCK lifers      Cyril Magne, a correspondent for the French fashion site Guide Joailliers, was at JCK to...
I. Gorman Jewelers, Washington, D.C.’s Avant-Garde Jewelry Haven
Store We Adore July 30, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
D.C. is famously conservative when it comes to fashion, which makes the long-running success of I. Gorman—a showcase for avant-garde jewelry created primarily by European designers—pretty astounding...
Poetry in Emojis: How to Use Emojis and GIFs in Marketing
Tool Time July 29, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Adam Leibsohn, chief operating officer of Giphy, the largest search platform for GIFs (those short, repetitive video clips) on the Web, may be overreaching a bit when he says that one day soon “we’re...
JCK’s Spheres of Influence, From Las Vegas to Miami
Main JCK Events July 29, 2015
By Victoria Gomelsky, Editor-in-Chief
JCK Las Vegas concluded its fifth year at Mandalay Bay with a 4 percent bump in attendance, reflecting renewed vigor in the trade, especially among vendors of high-end and branded goods. JCK’s Yancy...
Eat, Privé, Love: All About the 2015 LUXURY Privé Show
Show Biz July 29, 2015
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
LUXURY Privé New York returns to the Waldorf Astoria for its second consecutive year on July 26–28. Privé, considered the luxury anchor of New York City’s jewelry market week, is now in its fifth...
JCK 5: Instagram Captions That Will Wow Them
Features July 28, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Beautiful, original photography is supremely shareable, but clever copy also wins hearts (and minds!) on social sites. Here, five fabulous Instagram captions that made us stop mid-scroll.1. The...
Media Glitz: How Quality Content Can Help You Sell Jewels
Features July 28, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Jewelry designer Jacquie Aiche’s Instagram page is a checkerboard of bronzed California skin draped in bold bohemian jewelry.In one shot, layered gold and braided leather necklaces hang around...
JCK 5: How Jewelry Brands Are Connecting With Customers in Hotels
Features July 28, 2015
By JCK Staff
Ways jewelry brands have enticed top-tier travelers:1. Mexico City–born sisters and Anndra Neen designers Annette and Phoebe Stephens created a six-piece capsule collection exclusively for The...
Hotel Boom: Why Hotels Are Hosting Jewelry Boutiques
Features July 28, 2015
By Michele Meyer
Sig Ward, a Manhattan Beach, Calif.–based jewelry designer, scored a coup at a recent trunk show in Hawaii. She sold $34,000 worth of earrings, opal and diamond chains, and a bangle to a local...
Operating Instructions: What We Learned at the JCK Las Vegas Education Sessions
Features July 28, 2015
By JCK Staff
THE TOPIC“What Matters Most”Shane Decker, consultant and president, Ex-Sell-EnceTHE TAKEAWAYS
Retail Jewelry In the News
August 27, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
The list of shopping apps that crawl the Internet for fashion and jewelry looks shown in street style photos is growing.But Craves, a new (free) shopping app from the developers of the popular...
August 19, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
One of the oldest names in American jewelry is one of the industry’s smartest social media marketers. Oscar Heyman, the iconic fine jewelry firm founded in New York City by Ukrainian-...
August 13, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Last week’s Twitter kerfuffle—which saw a user post about how she could (and probably should) take the plastic rings off her earring backs—made every earring-wearing woman with a Twitter handle...
August 6, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
For what seems like eons, Facebook has been trying to create tools for retailers to sell directly from the social media site—which boasts around one-and-a-half billion daily users who linger on the...
July 29, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
The funny thing about running a weather-based retail promotion is that it can cost you nothing or drain your coffers dry—depending on the skies. It’s a risk worth taking, says Shari...
July 22, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Shipping costs—or lack thereof—can be a powerful tool for retailers striving to create alluring shopping opportunities online.
July 16, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
A new study from Forbes finds that shopping apps are the fastest-growing app category in mobile. And millennial consumers prefer to shop retailer-based shopping apps with a strong brick-and-...
July 1, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Here’s a retail story that illustrates just how big a payoff can be when pursuing strategic alliances for your store.Troy Thollot, who co-owns Thollot Jewelers in Thornton, Colo., with his wife...
June 25, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
In “Wearable Device Market Forecasts,” a study by market intelligence firm Tractica that was released this week, smartwatches and fitness trackers were forecasted to...
June 23, 2015
By Rob Bates, News Director
Even consumers used to buying online can be turned into loyal brick-and-mortar customers with the right experience, according to a new survey of high-income shoppers from the Luxury Institute....
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