25 Beautiful JCK Covers: 1869–1979

Throughout the past year, I’ve looked back at the best JCK covers decade by decade.

Each era had hits and misses, but our covers never failed to feature distinct designs, colors, and jewelry.

Here are 25 of my favorites from our archives—including some that may have missed the mark, but I couldn’t help falling in love with anyway.

Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday! 

The Watchmaker and Jeweler September 1869

The Jewelers’ Circular February 1879

 

The Jewelers’ Circular July 31, 1895

 

The Jewelers’ Circular February 1, 1905

 

The Jewelers’ Circular April 18, 1929

The Jewelers’ Circular August 15, 1930

 

The Jewelers’ Circular March 1931

 

JCK June 1936

 

JCK September 1942

 

JCK March 1948

 

JCK February 1951

 

JCK April 1951

 

JCK November 1952

 

JCK December 1953

 

JCK November 1959

 

JCK March 1960

 

JCK November 1961

 

JCK July 1965

 

JCK November 1965

 

JCK May 1967

 

JCK October 1971

 

JCK April 1972

 

JCK May 1972

 

JCK August 1977

 

JCK October 1977

 

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