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Talking to Beau Staley of Dolce in Telluride, Colo.
March 1, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Store We Adore
The Other Worldliness of Eli Halili in NYC
March 9, 2015
By Kathy Henderson
Shop Talk For the Success of Your Store
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...
Introducing the New Streamlined Education Program at JCK Las Vegas
Main JCK Events March 2, 2015
By Victoria Gomelsky, Editor-in-Chief
JCK Las Vegas is a buying fair, but to many education-minded attendees, it’s also a great place to learn about industry issues. In order to streamline the education program, the show is consolidating...
Talking to the Pilibosian Family of Birmingham Jewelry in Sterling Heights, Mich.
It's All Relative March 1, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
While in college, Marina Pilibosian, CEO of Birmingham Jewelry, thought she was following her passion by majoring in health services administration. But a couple of years into her studies, she...
Talking to Lisa Barrow of Barrow’s Jewelers in Toledo, Ohio
Retail Details March 1, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
1. What has been your most memorable sale?It was in October 2014 when we shipped a $10,000 diamond ring without meeting the recipient in person. The guy’s parents requested that he purchase the...
Talking to Beau Staley of Dolce in Telluride, Colo.
Innovative Retailer March 1, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Diamond rings and luxury tableware have been bedfellows in fine jewelry stores for decades. But ­sterling place settings aren’t the only artful objets that blend with upscale baubles. The elegant...
The Artful Selection of San Francisco Jewelry Store Love & Luxe
Store We Adore February 12, 2015
By Matt Villano
Handcrafted. Small-studio artists. If customers take away nothing else from their visit to Betsy Barron’s Love & Luxe, she hopes they remember those two important concepts. The store, which...
Touch & Go: Apple Pay Puts Payments in the Spotlight
Tool Time February 7, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
The release of Apple’s slick iPhone 6 series late last year marked the tech juggernaut’s first real foray into the mobile payments market.Apple Pay, a mobile-payment system powered by near-field...
Why Bridal Jewelry Retailers Are Getting Personal
Features February 7, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Walking into the Catbird Wedding Annex in Brooklyn feels a little like stepping into the bedroom of a preternaturally sophisticated teenager, circa 1982.A hot-white neon sign reading Oh My Stars...
JCK Las Vegas Gets a Makeover
Main JCK Events February 4, 2015
By Victoria Gomelsky, Editor-in-Chief
From May 29 through June 1, JCK Las Vegas will take over the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for the fifth year in a row—but it’s far from same old, same old. The event is being reimagined with a slew...
Retail Jewelry In the News
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...
February 4, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Retailers looking to harness the selling power of street style stars and fashion bloggers have a zippy new tool to test-drive.Fashion app Stylinity rewards camera-happy fashion lovers...
January 29, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Catbird, the influential Brooklyn jewelry and gift store, feels like a quaint little neighborhood shop. But the 10-year-old retailer charms jewelry lovers all over the world through its witty, pretty...
January 22, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
You’ve heard that in business, content is king these days. Which is why so many businesses have instituted what amounts to mini publishing houses to crank out quippy social media and blog posts...
January 15, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Westime, the multi-brand watch retailer based in Los Angeles, now has courtside presence at NBA games. The company announced a partnership with the Los Angeles Clippers—and Swiss watchmaker Breitling...
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