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A Good Education With Nettles Fine Jewelry’s Clay Nettles
May 8, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Lord of the Rings: Talking to Jay Whaley of Whaley Studios in San Diego
April 3, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Shop Talk For the Success of Your Store
Talking Repairs, Lasers, and Car Wrecks With Tiny Jewel Box Master Goldsmith Enrique Marroquin
Tool Time May 11, 2015
By Martha C. White
Enrique Marroquin has been a goldsmith for 35 years. For the past six, he has worked at Tiny Jewel Box in Washington, D.C., where estate and antique jewelry is a big draw. Marroquin says new advances...
Tool Time, May 2015: Withings Activité & More
The Goods May 11, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
WHO, WHAT, WEARABLEWithings ActivitéPlenty of wearables pack more functionality than the Withings Activité. But we’d wear this Swiss-made smartwatch even if it were lacking in the brains...
Points of Pinterest: How Retailers Can Make the Most of the Popular Platform
Tool Time May 11, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Having garnered more than 70 million users in less than five years, Pinterest is the belle of the social media ball. And for retailers, it’s one of the most effective social platforms when it comes...
5 Retailer-Friendly Time Management Apps
Features May 10, 2015
By Amanda Baltazar
Need to take charge of your time? Here are five apps that can help.
Time Management Tactics for Busy Businesses
Features May 9, 2015
By Amanda Baltazar
We know you’re short on time, so we’ll be brief.
JCK 5: Brush Up Your Family Business Studies
Features May 9, 2015
By Martha C. White
Many schools don’t offer undergraduate coursework in family business ­management but do have professional or executive ­education programs—everything from one-day presentations to webinar access....
How Independent Jewelers Are Banking on Capital Loans
Features May 9, 2015
By Whitney Sielaff
Money has never been cheaper. And finally, it’s easier to come by. Your relationship with your banker is a critical component of growing your profits, and improving financial options and...
Make Sparkling Print- and Online-Ready Jewelry Photos a Snap
Features May 9, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
If there’s a single marketing element that’s imperative to nail in modern retailing, it’s photography.Crisp, well-lit product photographs are the beating heart of multichannel retailing. The...
Features May 9, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
The typefaces you choose for print advertisements “should definitely reflect you and your business,” says Washington, D.C., adman Dan Rosenthal, who recommends asking yourself, “What is my or my...
Art of the Sell: How Retailers Can Create Powerful Print Ads
Features May 9, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Don Draper, the dapper protagonist on AMC’s Mad Men, once said, “Advertising is based on one thing: happiness.” The perfectly imperfect character—who possessed comically bad judgment in so many other...
Retail Jewelry In the News
May 21, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Apps that allow users to shop from their Instagram feeds are becoming increasingly common (see Keep.com). But Like to Know It, which is owned by successful online shopping affiliate company ...
May 14, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Keeping up with advertising trends and best practices can feel overwhelming to a busy retailer. Questions abound: What’s the best way to capture the attention of millennial buyers? How much of...
May 6, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Jorge Adeler, founder of Adeler Jewelers in Great Falls, Va., has been a favorite of fine jewelry fans in the greater Washington, D.C., area for decades. He’s known for creating elegant, often...
April 29, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
There was little chance Nirav Modi was going to end up a lawyer or doctor. The Indian jewelry designer grew up in Antwerp, a world diamond capital, as the son and grandson of successful diamantaires...
April 22, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Pandora is having a banner week. The charm manufacturer debuted its U.S. e-comm site Tuesday. Now, a surprisingly touching video the company commissioned from Danish agency Malling Publications ...
April 9, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Philadelphia-based luxury watch dealer Govberg Jewelers has debuted a novel new app—Govberg OnTime—that’s billed as a digital toolbox for luxury timepiece buffs wanting to manage and build...
April 2, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Depop, a U.K.-based mobile app, is at the vanguard of new marketplace-style apps that allow users to sell vintage and secondhand items through mobile devices. The slickly designed app...
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-...
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