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INSTORE’s monthly round-up of hot products and sales trends in America’s jewelry stores.

Hot Sellers: September 2009

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Jewelry brands mentioned by more than one of the 155 survey partici-pants who responded when we asked what they’d be reordering in August.

 

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Pandora (37)
Heart On Fire (7)
Elle (5)
Chamilia (4)
Hot Diamonds (6)
Rolex (4)
Simon Golub (4)
Lestage (3)
Tacori (3)
Tag Heuer (3)
Ashi (2)
John Hardy (2)
Natalie K (2)
Personality Beads (2)
Quality Gold (2)
Rebecca (2)
Sarah’s Hope (2)
SteelX (2)
Stuller (2)
Trollbeads (2)
Zable Beads (2)

We are selling a little bit of every-thing, but I was surprised to know that our watch sales are way up. (Citizen, bulova, and wittenaur.) — Charles Brushert; J.R. Brushert Jewelers, Wausau, WI

Sterling reputation is selling well. — James Sickinger; Sickinger’s Jewelry, Lowell, IN

Very good action on Rego shared prong diamond wedding bands. — Jeffrey Bertman; Roger’s Jewelry, Quincy, MA

Judith Ripka jewelry has been a good seller. In the watch department, it is the two extremes: Rolex and Swiss Army. — Renee Kopel; William Barthman Jewelers, New York, NY

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Batteries, Pandora and LeStage keep us going through the summer. — Casey Gallant; Stephen Gallant Jewelers, Orleans, MA

Halo rings under $995 are hot. — Woody Justice; Justice Jewelers, Springfield, MO

Rebecca is flying out of the case. — Lynn Greifenstein; Bartlett Jewelers, Bradenton, FL

Silver, the new platinum, is selling, selling and selling — any organic, yoga-momma-type items. Simple pendants with initials and maybe small gemstones. — Denise Oros; Linnea Jewelers, La Grange, IL

Michou. Brand new, and we’re almost sold out. — Terry & Sandy Smith; GoldSmith Jewelers, Little Falls, MN

We’ve designed new bridesmaid and groomsmen gift cases and we’ve done well with them. We stock mostly with items from Quality Gold, which look great and most of the items are triple key, which is great too. We also offer discounts for large wedding parties. — Lisa Baca; Princess Bride Diamonds, Huntington Beach, CA

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Marriage pendants by Dangler Studios! We promoted these pendants for the anniversary season of June, July and August and they’ve performed very well. — Peter Manka Jr.; Ben Garelick Jewelers, Williamsville, NY

[span class=note]This story is from the September 2009 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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Hot Sellers

Hot Sellers: September 2009

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INSTORE’s monthly round-up of hot products and sales trends in America’s jewelry stores.

Hot Sellers: September 2009

[h3]Hot Brands[/h3]

 

Jewelry brands mentioned by more than one of the 155 survey partici-pants who responded when we asked what they’d be reordering in August.

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Pandora (37)
Heart On Fire (7)
Elle (5)
Chamilia (4)
Hot Diamonds (6)
Rolex (4)
Simon Golub (4)
Lestage (3)
Tacori (3)
Tag Heuer (3)
Ashi (2)
John Hardy (2)
Natalie K (2)
Personality Beads (2)
Quality Gold (2)
Rebecca (2)
Sarah’s Hope (2)
SteelX (2)
Stuller (2)
Trollbeads (2)
Zable Beads (2)

We are selling a little bit of every-thing, but I was surprised to know that our watch sales are way up. (Citizen, bulova, and wittenaur.) — Charles Brushert; J.R. Brushert Jewelers, Wausau, WI

Sterling reputation is selling well. — James Sickinger; Sickinger’s Jewelry, Lowell, IN

Very good action on Rego shared prong diamond wedding bands. — Jeffrey Bertman; Roger’s Jewelry, Quincy, MA

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Judith Ripka jewelry has been a good seller. In the watch department, it is the two extremes: Rolex and Swiss Army. — Renee Kopel; William Barthman Jewelers, New York, NY

Batteries, Pandora and LeStage keep us going through the summer. — Casey Gallant; Stephen Gallant Jewelers, Orleans, MA

Halo rings under $995 are hot. — Woody Justice; Justice Jewelers, Springfield, MO

Rebecca is flying out of the case. — Lynn Greifenstein; Bartlett Jewelers, Bradenton, FL

Silver, the new platinum, is selling, selling and selling — any organic, yoga-momma-type items. Simple pendants with initials and maybe small gemstones. — Denise Oros; Linnea Jewelers, La Grange, IL

Michou. Brand new, and we’re almost sold out. — Terry & Sandy Smith; GoldSmith Jewelers, Little Falls, MN

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We’ve designed new bridesmaid and groomsmen gift cases and we’ve done well with them. We stock mostly with items from Quality Gold, which look great and most of the items are triple key, which is great too. We also offer discounts for large wedding parties. — Lisa Baca; Princess Bride Diamonds, Huntington Beach, CA

Marriage pendants by Dangler Studios! We promoted these pendants for the anniversary season of June, July and August and they’ve performed very well. — Peter Manka Jr.; Ben Garelick Jewelers, Williamsville, NY

[span class=note]This story is from the September 2009 edition of INSTORE[/span]

Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials

If It’s Time to Consolidate, It’s Time to Call Wilkerson

When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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