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Holiday Security Tips from JSA

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Made your list, checked it twice… but did you remember to boost your security? We sat down with John Kennedy, President of Jewelers’ Security Alliance, to compile a helpful list of security tips specifically geared towards keeping you and yours safe this holiday season! Holiday inventories may be substantially greater than a jeweler’s normal inventory. Make sure your jewelers block insurance coverage is sufficient for any higher inventory. The holiday season may cause days of hectic selling (hopefully!). Even in busy times, keep all showcases locked except when actually taking out merchandise or returning merchandise to the showcase. At the…


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The 2017 Retailer Holiday Survival Guide

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Tips from your fellow jewelry retailers on making the most of this holiday season   Ready or not, the holidays are here. You’re stocked. You’ve cleaned. You’ve advertised. Now, all you need to do is put on a big smile, greet those customers, and send them off with something just perfect for their gifting needs. But what about all the little things in between—when your feet ache, your stomach is growling, and you have paper cuts from wrapping those gifts in the back room? We asked some of our favorite retailers what they do to survive the holiday sales rush,…


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In With the New Trends

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4 styles to stock for the holidays and the year ahead It’s that time of year you’ve been prepping for and probably anticipating for months now—the holidays are here! Made your list and checked it twice? If you haven’t, we’ve compiled a list of the trends that will likely dominate the better part of 2018, so you can get a head start on what to stock for the new year. Better yet, if you get them in before the holiday shopping season officially kicks off, your shoppers that are one step ahead will be glad you did. Here are the…


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Retailer Road Trip: Atlanta Edition

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Just after a successful trip to Ft. Lauderdale for the JIS October show, Isabel Cajulis, JCK Retailer Account Manager, touched down in Atlanta, GA for a look into their local jewelry market. Much like her previous retail trips, she tried to cover all of the bases – visiting several parts including Vinings, Buckhead, Decatur and more! Unfortunately, with a packed schedule there wasn’t a ton of extra time to tour as much as her visit to San Francisco, but she did say she felt immersed in the culture. It’s no surprise to us that she ate a lot of BBQ…


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Meet the Winner of the 2017 JCK Tucson Design Challenge

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Let’s start with the facts… Lee Jones Collection Location: San Antonio, TX Years in Business: 19 Piece Name: Diamond Fairy Dust Choker Necklace. Piece description: 14k yellow or rose gold. Champagne or black pave diamonds. Adjustable 12” – 16”.               JCK Tucson hosted so many talented designers and amazing collections, but three designers took home the coveted first-place wins. In partnership with Uncommon Goods, Overstock and O, The Oprah Magazine, our three judges selected winners based on their respective criteria. Wife, mother and former lawyer, Lee Ann Jones of Lee Jones Collection shares how…


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