JCK Magazine

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.

Created Energy: How Stores Are Working Lab-Grown Diamonds Into Their Inventory Mix

Retail experts and jewelers lay out the best strategies for selling lab-grown and mined diamonds together.

By Martha C. White | July 16, 2021

18 Tips to Raise Your Instagram Game

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

Colored Stones And Color Trends: Your 2021 Guide

Here are the stones and hues your customers will be craving this spring, summer, and fall: deep green emeralds, cool teal sapphires, juicy peach, and Pantone’s Illuminating yellow and Ultimate Gray.

By Melissa Bernardo | April 28, 2021

Wedding Jewelry: Your Post-Pandemic Retail Checklist

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

For Designers, Imitation Is Not the Sincerest Form of Flattery

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

During Pandemic, Jewelers Have Merged the Virtual With the Physical

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

PPP application and cash

What Retailers Need to Know About Paycheck Protection Loans (and Forgiveness)

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

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