Obituary: Don McNeil, Former JCK Editor-in-Chief

Donald S. McNeil, former editor-in-chief and managing editor of Jewelers' Circular Keystone, died June 18 at the age of 92. His career at JCK totaled 25 years. McNeil was a moving force behind many JCK products, including the Jewelers' Dictionary, Who's Who in the Jewelry Industry, the annual JCKDirectory, the Brand Name & Trademark Guide, the Sterling Silver Flatware PatternIndex, and the Jewelers' Book Club. He initiated the JCK Retail Jewelers' Panel, a key source of industry data and the basis of many editorial features. He also launched a series of special JCK Part II issues, the first of which—A Growing Desire for Diamonds— was published in 1967. That edition marked the first time in jewelry industry publishing that an entire issue of a magazine was devoted to a single subject. McNeil came to the jewelry industry well versed in its ways. His father, William D. McNeil, w
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