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The Hip Parade: All About Cut Fine Jewelers of Baton Rouge, La.
December 29, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Store We Adore
Shop Talk For the Success of Your Store
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...
Springer’s Jewelers in Portland, Maine, Is a Family Affair
It's All Relative February 4, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Third-generation retailer Rick Beaulieu, owner of Springer’s Jewelers in Portland, Maine, was perfectly fine with his daughters, Lilly and Zoe, not going into the family business. Why? When he joined...
Chatting With Brian Diener of D.C.’s Diener Jewelers
Retail Details February 4, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
1. What has been your most memorable sale?A lady used to come up to the window from the outside to look at this one ring. Every once in a while she would come in and have me show it to her, but...
Kate McFadden of Custom in Charlotte, N.C., Explains Her Intentional Irreverence
Innovative Retailer February 4, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
“We are jewelry badasses.” This cheeky proclamation, part of a longer and no-less-irreverent manifesto, is spelled out on Custom’s website. It’s an apt description of the “bitchin’ little family...
The Change-Up at VicenzaOro
Show Biz January 2, 2015
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
When Matteo Marzotto, the new president of Italy’s VicenzaOro fair, took over in early 2014, he ushered in a slew of changes: The January fair—set for Jan. 23–28 at the convention center—and the...
Preview of the Second Annual JCK Tucson Show
Show Biz January 2, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
The international jewelry industry is set to heat up the Arizona desert this winter. Now in its second year, JCK Tucson will welcome a new one-day signature preshow event on Feb. 1, LUXURY one2one,...
JCK 2015 PREVIEW: The Fantastic Forecast for the Jewelry Industry in 2015
Features January 2, 2015
By JCK Staff
For retailers, 2015 will be all about reinvention: ­transforming themselves into media outlets, manufacturers, and even diamond buyers. herewith, 10 hot ­topics that jewelers will be buzzing about...
Retail Jewelry In the News
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 28, 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...
January 12, 2015
By Victoria Gomelsky, Editor-in-Chief
The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie unveiled on Jan. 9 a new certification program that marks the first time the industry has a means of testing a person’s knowledge of watches and fine ...
January 8, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Technology writers from every corner of the Internet are breathlessly reporting on the newest crop of wearable devices debuting at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this...
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 ...
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