The 2002 Jewelry Industry Fact Sheet

The monetary size of the U.S. jewelry industry—fine and fashion—is $52.1 billion. (Source: Claritas Inc. 2002 data exclusively for the JCK Research & Stock Art Store) There are 40,700 jewelry-only storefronts in the United States, a 1% increase over 2001 figures. (Source: National Retail Census, Report to Retailers and Marketers, Roper Audit Starch Worldwide) Jewelry-only stores account for $26 billion in sales. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau's Monthly Retail Sales for 2002) Nearly 25% of sales at jewelry-only stores occur in December. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau & JCK research) Diamonds and diamond jewelry account for nearly 50% of all sales at jewelry-only stores. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau & JCK research) There were 25,043 jewelry-only companies in operation by the end of 2002. (S

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