Springtime in Basel

Spring arrived during the Basel Fair with perfect weather. It felt like a rebirth of hope and confidence, as confirmed by the sentiments of many vendors. I even heard from one vendor that it was his best show in years and that a surprising number of American retailers visited his booth and bought well. I heard other positive stories from exhibitors, though admittedly not many. But these same vendors said that things would not return to where they were in the past—not this year, and perhaps not in the years to come. These were not negative comments or complaints. It was a simple recognition that manufacturing, distributing, and retailing of jewelry have changed, are changing, and will evolve in ways that will fundamentally alter the whole process. The Basel show is, at its core, a watch show. There are an astounding number of suppliers, Swiss and foreign, and

This content is exclusive to JCK Pro subscribers. Subscribe now to access this and much more with discount code GOPRO21 for $199 for an entire year of access (reg. $249).


Already a JCK Pro? Log in

A JCK Pro subscription is your all-access pass to people and resources on the
cutting edge of the retail jewelry industry, from the industry authority you
know and trust

Learn about the Perks of JCK Pro

Log Out

Are you sure you want to log out?

CancelLog out