Behind the Scenes at the Jewelry Sourcing Site JCK Marketplace

At the helm of, the new online sourcing tool that allows you to shop for inventory like you’re walking the aisles of a trade show, is ­marketplace manager Brittany Siminitz. From her base in Washington, D.C., Siminitz, a former retailer—she spent nearly four years at Joint Venture Jewelry in Cary, N.C.—talks about her first major sale, her favorite trend, and how being compared to a piece of candy is actually a compliment.How long have you been in jewelry?I got into jewelry right out of college, four years ago, with my first job at a retail store, working with marketing and social media. I’d always wanted to be in fashion and never thought I’d get into jewelry, but I grew to love it so much.What was your first major sale as a retailer?I was working with an older woman, probably in her late 70s. She went through the entire store for what felt like hours. I wa

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