Just for JCK Pro subscribers. Led by JCK’s award-winning editorial team, these exclusive articles go in depth on the issues most pressing to jewelry professionals: the global shifts affecting the luxury market, retail trends, design, sourcing, and more. Updated monthly.
When the price of everything from gas to groceries has increased dramatically, there’s plenty to be anxious about. But the industry isn’t in full panic mode—yet.
By Amy Elliott | October 19, 2022
Are you sourcing your gold and gems responsibly? Prove it. By implementing strategies that support the three pillars of sustainability, businesses are responding to demands from socially conscious employees, investors, and customers for greater corporate responsibility and accountability when it comes to such issues.
By Martha C. White | July 6, 2022
Salt and pepper diamonds, Montana sapphires, and yellow gold fashion jewels are among the items topping retailer shopping lists ahead of jewelry market week in June.
By Amy Elliott | May 18, 2022
Come for the funny dance moves, stay for the branding boost! Contrary to what you might think, it’s not just nimble teenagers who can draw a following on TikTok.
By Martha C. White | March 9, 2022
The jewelry industry is a uniquely multigenerational entity, with boomers, Gen Xers, and millennials coexisting—even flourishing—in spite of their differences. But now that Gen Z has arrived on the scene, things are about to get…interesting.
By Amy Elliott | February 23, 2022
Our forecasters cover the gamut of prophecies for the new year, spanning topics as diverse as green washing, the metaverse, 3D printing, and crime.
By Victoria Gomelsky | December 29, 2021
Reduce, reuse, recycle…and resell and refine: Since consumption has reached an all-time high, environmental consciousness has never been more crucial. Here’s how to be a responsible retailer.
By Danielle Keller Aviram | December 28, 2021
If you’re not already up on these trends, you’re officially late to the party. But like your favorite guests, they’re sticking around for a bit (well into 2022, in fact). So get up, stand up, and stock up!
By Amy Elliott | December 21, 2021
JCK asked a cohort of BIPOC and LGBTQIA jewelers and advocates to assess the jewelry industry’s efforts at fostering a more inclusive culture within the trade.
By Amy Elliott | November 29, 2021
The holiday shopping rush may just be beginning, but jewelers have been preparing for it for the better part of 2021.
By Martha C. White | November 8, 2021
How three jewelers opened new spaces when stores everywhere were closing—temporarily and permanently.
By Daniel P. Smith | September 25, 2021
Retail experts and jewelers lay out the best strategies for selling lab-grown and mined diamonds together.
By Martha C. White | June 16, 2021
Take your ’Gram from good to great with retail-focused advice from these digitally savvy jewelers and marketers. Instagram is firmly entrenched among the world’s most important social media platforms—with immense potential for small businesses like jewelry retailers.
By Daniel P. Smith | May 19, 2021
In jewelry’s bridal category, as with virtually all consumer goods, the road to recovery in 2021 is digital. That much we know. But beyond that, what does a retailer aspiring to sell engagement and wedding rings to the soon-to-be-wed need to know about doing business in the 2020s?
By Amy Elliott | March 30, 2021
Copyright infringement in the jewelry industry appears to be on the rise, thanks to numerous factors, including Instagram. The platform has allowed copycats to thrive, while also being the source of their undoing. JCK explores the intersection of design, imitation, and cancel culture.
By Emili Vesilind | March 15, 2021
When most of the country went into lockdown, jewelers faced a choice: They could either give up their business, or they could pivot and try to roll with some very sharp punches.
By Rob Bates | February 19, 2021
With the help of Jonel Hein, deputy district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) South Florida District Office, JCK found answers to some key PPP-related questions.
By Daniel P. Smith | February 08, 2021