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Gold Chain, Charms, Earrings,
Gold chain, charms, earrings, and watches are the
subject of this month's newsletter... the third in our series on how some
independent jewelry dealers make jewelry for sale to their customers.
Gold chain, charms, earrings, and watches are usually
purchased as finished jewelry pieces by independent jewelry dealers, just
the same as is done by jewelry stores.
Gold chain manufacturers sell in large volume to their
customers. Manufacturers such as Royal Chain,
Leslie's, and Herco require a large initial order from a new customer.
Most independent jewelry dealers just don't sell enough to
justify a large initial order, so what can they do to work around this obstacle?.
They buy from suppliers that will happily sell them
Several of the large mountings and findings dealers also
sell chain, charms, earrings, and watches in gold and silver, as well as
supplies, displays and jewelry boxes.
Independent jewelry dealers can use the mountings or
findings dealer's catalog to sell individual gold jewelry pieces to their
It's much easier to establish an account with a mountings
dealer than with a chain manufacturer
Gold watches are a little more problematic. It's often
difficult to find a good selection from mountings or findings dealers.
Several gold jewelry products importers handle gold
watches that are fitted with generic movements.
Some of these importers exhibit at gem and jewelry trade
shows, such as the Tucson Gem Shows.
This is another reason that serious independent jewelry
dealers should attend trade shows.
Attending gem and jewelry trade shows will open many new
sources to the independent dealer.
For those that are, or are considering becoming
independent jewelry dealers, the April, May, and June 2005 issues of this
newsletter gives you some valuable insight as to how independent dealers source high
quality jewelry pieces for resale.
Las Vegas Gem and
The Las Vegas gem and
jewelry shows are growing each year.
More shows at more hotels... and more
exhibitors at the various shows.
This year's shows consisted of:
The Couture Jewellery Collection and
Conference (invitation only)
Luxury by JCK
Gem & Lapidary Dealers Association
AGTA GemFair at The JCK Show
Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show
The Bead Renaissance
Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers
International Gem & Jewelry Show
The JCK Show
Magazine's review of the gathering summed up events by noting less than
booming sales, attributed primarily to more exhibitors competing for sales.
This is maybe the slowest time of the year for jewelry
sales. Birthdays and anniversaries are about all that's driving
But, you should be busy. Now is the time to build
inventory. The holiday season will be here by the time you take a little
vacation and get your inventory filled.
After all, most guys buying for "her" prefer to
choose a piece of finished goods from your inventory.