10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of Nov. 5



A roundup of JCK‘s top stories from the past week.

Berkshire Hathaway Calls Its Jewelers’ Earnings “Flat”

Berkshire Hathaway’s jewelry retailers produced flat earnings and lower revenues in the third quarter of 2012, the company said in its latest 10-Q.

J.C. Penney’s Sales See More Dramatic Declines

In the third quarter, the retailer’s sales plummeted 26.6 percent, suggesting that shoppers are still rejecting the J.C. Penney reinvention.

Pandora Sales, Revenue Rise

After a year of decidedly mixed financial reports, Danish charm manufacturer Pandora posted third quarter results that showed both sales and profits rising.

The Results Are In: JCK’s 2012 Retailer Survey

Our annual JCK Retailer Survey gives the lowdown in five crucial categories of operations. How does your business compare?

Retailers Sound Off About Salaries, Commission, and Finding Good Salespeople

Check out what jewelers had to say about staff issues in 2012.

Atlanta Jewelry Store to Sell Elvis’ Jewelry

Fans of Elvis Presley have a chance to purchase jewelry owned by the King of Rock and Roll.

More Retailers Relying on Silver and Repairs, Survey Says

Check out what jewelers had to say about their stock in 2012.

Beyoncé Fuels Demand for Obama Earrings

Superstar Beyoncé showed her support for President Obama by wearing statement earrings at the Nov. 3 Brooklyn Nets game.

Sotheby’s Selling Colored Diamonds From Legendary Lauders

Sotheby’s will offer jewelry from the collections of Estée Lauder and Evelyn Lauder as part of its Magnificent Jewels auction on Dec. 5 in New York City.

JCK Marketplace: 5 Sterling Silver Brands You Want in Your Store

These days, there’s no denying the benefits of having a sterling silver showcase in your store. Check out these five sterling silver brands from JCK Marketplace, with an array of looks that will please any shopper.