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Bands & Brothers: Talking to Tim and Tom Schmitt of Schmitt Jewelers
May 28, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
A Good Education With Nettles Fine Jewelry’s Clay Nettles
May 8, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Store We Adore
Shop Talk For the Success of Your Store
Store We Adore: August, L.A.’s Newest Jewelry Oasis
Store We Adore June 11, 2015
By Ari Karpel
There’s more to shopping in Los Angeles than Rodeo Drive, Robertson Boulevard, and the Sunset Strip. One recently emerged destination is West Third Street, which—in addition to funky boutiques...
Snapshots From the 77th Annual AGS Conclave in New Orleans
June 11, 2015
By JCK Staff
The 77th annual American Gem Society Conclave in New Orleans was a beads-and-bourbon-infused celebration of the nation’s finest jewelers. Click here to read editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky’s...
Bench Warmer: Talking to A.J. Boore of Bremer Jewelry
Tool Time June 3, 2015
By Martha C. White
At Bremer Jewelry, a family-owned business with stores in Peoria and Bloomington, Ill., on-staff goldsmith A.J. Boore arrived at the store as an apprentice nearly 20 years ago and has been at the...
The Best Picture Show: The Best Photo Apps
Tool Time June 3, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
A picture may be worth a thousand words. But in the social media age, a photo artfully enhanced by a great app might be worth just a smidgen more.Creativity is the most valuable currency on...
Dubai in the Sky: All About the First VicenzaOro Dubai
Best in Show June 3, 2015
By Melissa Rose Bernardo, Managing Editor
Matteo Marzotto thinks of Fiera di Vicenza as a tree. “We have to be rooted in Italy,” said the group’s president on opening day of the debut VicenzaOro Dubai. “But…our arms have to go around the...
Golden Years: Looking to the Future of JCK Las Vegas
Main JCK Events June 3, 2015
By Victoria Gomelsky, Editor-in-Chief
It’s been five years since JCK Las Vegas and its sister events, LUXURY and Swiss Watch, vacated the Sands Expo & Convention Center for bigger, brighter digs at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center...
Cheer Factor: How Jewelry Shops Celebrate Anniversaries
Features May 31, 2015
By Daniel P. Smith
The wheels continue spinning in Jay Klos’ energetic mind.The owner of Florence, Ala.–based Grogan Jewelers is looking forward to celebrating his store’s centennial anniversary this June with a...
Secrets to Succession: Keeping the Family Business in the Family
Features May 29, 2015
By Whitney Sielaff
To many in the fine jewelry business, the hard-sell marketing language that appeared on the website of Oklahoma City’s Samuel Gordon Jewelers would have been unthinkable prior to the company’s...
Meyer Learning: Talking to Peter Engel of Fred Meyer Jewelers
View From the Top May 28, 2015
By Rob Bates, News Director
Peter Engel has spent three decades at Fred Meyer Jewelers, the second-largest jewelry chain in the United States, with 327 stores, operating under the Fred Meyer and Littman nameplates. Since 1999,...
California Dreams: The Family Behind Harold Stevens Jewelers
It's All Relative May 28, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
When Ryan Krasner joined the family business, San Diego’s Harold Stevens Jewelers, “it wasn’t an instant romance,” his mother, co-owner Joy Krasner, recalls. “I would say it took a good year to...
Retail Jewelry In the News
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....
June 18, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
From across the pond comes a stylish new wearables collection that marries edgy aesthetics with app-based notifier technology.The Altruis collection of smart jewelry, developed by...
June 4, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Le Vian officially took its very branded, shop-in-shop concept a step further on May 22, when the first-ever Le Vian by Jared boutique debuted at Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, N.Y.The...
May 29, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
JCK Talks coordinator Diane Warga-Arias (far left) and LUXURY event director Sarin Bachmann (far right) with J.R. Dunn’s Sean Dunn and his mom, cofounder Ann Marie Dunn 
May 27, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Fine jewelry shop H. L. Lang & Co., one of the most enduring stores in downtown Staunton, Va., is closing its doors after 130 years in business. Local website News Leader...
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