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Jewelry Stores

SIC 5944 | NAICS 448310

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Jewelry Stores  (view report)
Online Jewelry & Watch Sales  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and trends
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Emerald Expositions, Inc.
National Jeweler

Online news publication features news and information for jewelers and other professionals, with topics covered in the "Majors" and "Independents" category sections including market developments, retail profiles, retail surveys, online retailing, trade shows, financial reporting, and public policy issues. All articles are available online, with free subscription to various newsletters available upon request.

Jewelry Stores

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Reed Elsevier Inc.
JCK Magazine

Monthly trade publication features news and information for jewelry retailers and manufacturers, with special features including the "Future of Retail" issue (September), "Your Store: JCK Annual Retailer Survey" issue (November), and the "The Year Ahead" issue (December/January). Selected articles and article excerpts from current and archived issues of the magazine can be viewed free online.

SmartWork Media
Instore Magazine

Monthly trade magazine features news and information for jewelry store owners, with special features including articles such as "Numerology: Key Numbers To Watch " (March 2015) which addresses 15 key financial performance targets (e.g., sales conversion, stock turn rate, items per receipt, average ticket, gross margin) for specialty retailers. Current and prior digital editions are available free online.

Unity Marketing
Jewelry Snapshot Report

Annual report provides key facts and figures from the "Affluent Consumer Tracking Study", with topics covered in the report including items that are of most interest to affluent consumers, current trends in purchases by material and gemstone, where affluent customers shop, demographic spending trends, top retail destinations, and major brands which resonate most strongly with affluent customers.

Polygon | Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc.
Publications available from this organization include:

Retail Jewelry Industry in the U.S.
Annual market report provides an overview of the U.S. retail market, with topics covered in the report including fine jewelry and watch sales, retail store sales, wholesale and retail prices, online and holiday season sales, chain store sales, brands in the news, diamonds and precious metals, and business closures. Current and prior year reports can be downloaded and viewed free online with registration.

Industry Reports
Reports available in this section include "Global Industry Trends", "What's Hot, What's Not: Current Trends in Retailing", "Business Insights and Strategies", "Case Studies: Retail Jewelers Share the Secrets of Their Success", "Maximizing Your Holiday Season", and "Competing Online: A Strategy Guide for Retail Jewelers". All reports can be downloaded and viewed free online with registration.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Jewelry Stores  Search for "448310"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Jewelers of America
Cost of Doing Business Report

Annual cost of doing business report allows users to compare their financial performance measures with other similar participating firms in terms of jeweler category (e.g., high-end, mid-range, chains, and designer), annual sales size range, and level of profitability (typical firm versus top 25 percent). Product order form is available online; contact member center personnel for more information.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Jewelers of America
Careers in the Jewelry Industry

Free career guide provides overviews of various career paths common to the retail segment of the industry (e.g., retail management professional, retail sales professional, appraiser, bench jeweler, pawnbroker/estate dealer), with salary expectations ranges provided for entry level, experienced, and ultimate earnings potential categories. Career guide can be downloaded and viewed online.

PayScale, Inc.
Jewelry Stores

Free online service provides median salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for selected job positions in this retail sector such as retail store manager, assistant manager, jeweler, and sales consultant, with employers for which salary or wage data is provided including Alex and Ani, LLC, Kay Jewelers, Pandora, Sterling Jewelers, Inc. (Jared The Galleria), Swarovski, Tiffany & Co., and Zale Jewelers.

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Related Industries:
E-Commerce and Online Retailers
Jewelry Manufacturers
Pawn Shops
Retail Stores


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