Picture This: 15 Images of Jewelry Stores & Hurricane Sandy

Myriad pictures of Hurricane Sandy’s wrath on the East coast are circulating the Internet. Some are real, some are not, others are comical, and still more reveal how many in the jewelry industry fared. Here’s a snapshot of how the storm affected some of our own.

Jennifer and Christina Gandia, co-owners of Greenwich Jewelers in lower Manhattan, dig sand into bags to surround their storefront in preparation for Sandy (their shop sustained no water damage).

Popo & Go in Flourtown, Pa., lost power during Sandy (but the window displays still look great!).

Gems At The Beach in Stone Harbor, N.J., prepared for the worst by boarding up its storefront.

Photo courtesy of Seven Mile Times, Avalon, N.J.

Night falls on Neptune Jewelry in Stone Harbor, N.J., as owners boarded up its storefront.

Photo courtesy of Seven Mile Times, Avalon, N.J.

Jewelry Studio in in Stone Harbor, N.J., and neighbors boarded up storefronts to withstand Sandy’s fury.

Photo courtesy of Seven Mile Times, Avalon, N.J.

Emergency personnel in waist-high water in front of an accessories shop and—ironically enough—Wetsuit World in Stone Harbor, N.J.

Photo courtesy of Seven Mile Times, Avalon, N.J.

The power was out in lower Manhattan on Monday night.

Photo courtesy of a Facebook friend of the author

A tweet from Oklahoma City, Okla., jeweler, Daniel Gordon, gets play on a local television news program.

Photo courtesy of Daniel Gordon

The infamous crane dangling above 57th street; view from the living room window of a JCK reader who was evacuated from her apartment building on Oct. 28 at 5 p.m.

Emergency crews begin to arrive on the scene near the crane dangling above 57th Street.

Photo courtesy of a Facebook friend of the author.

Subways in Manhattan are shut down due to Sandy, preventing many New Yorkers (including the JCK staff) from getting to work.

Photo courtesy of a Facebook friend of the author.

Bergdorf Goodman in New York City is boarded up, anticipating storm damage.

Photo courtesy of a Facebook friend of the author

Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan also braces for the worst.

Photo courtesy of a Facebook friend of the author

A deserted Fifth Avenue in Manhattan Wednesday afternoon.

Photo courtesy of a Facebook friend of the author.

Brighter days ahead? A rainbow forms over Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon.

Photo courtesy of JCK publisher Mark Smelzer

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