Roll Name For 2022’s Departing Jewellery Retailers – JCK

Yearly, we salute the U.S. jewelers who’ve shut over the previous 12 months—our model of the Oscar “in memoriam” reel.

Beneath are the names of brick-and-mortar jewellery shops, listed by state, which have both closed their doorways or introduced they’d shut in 2022. It doesn’t embody each retailer that closed, simply those that we discovered data on. This roster is predicated on data from native information sources and social media posts.

Simply as each retailer is totally different, each closing is totally different. In some circumstances, the jewelers are ending their bodily presence, however might proceed as a non-public or on-line jeweler. There’s often added context within the accompanying hyperlinks—but when there’s one thing you assume we should always know, ship me an e-mail, and we’ll add it to the itemizing.

Why are these shops closing? Probably the most frequent reply house owners gave is they’d an excellent run, however they’re “drained” and have nobody to cross the shop on to. Some mentioned enterprise had slowed, or their space of city had slowed. But, many extra reported a COVID-era enhance: One even mentioned he’s calling it quits as a result of issues had been too busy, and he couldn’t discover good assist. In two circumstances, jewelers cited being victims of against the law as a motive for the closure.

Regardless of why they’re leaving, it’s bittersweet to see to say goodbye to so many good jewelers. Let’s carry a glass of publish–New 12 months’s cheer to:



Mike’s Wonderful Jewellery & Music Store, Birmingham (Source)



Raskin’s Jewelers, Prescott (Source)



Roberson’s Wonderful Jewellery, Little Rock (Source)

White’s & Co. Jewellery, Rogers (Source)



American Jewellery Co., Bakersfield (Source)

Edwards Jewelers, Modesto (Source)

Firefall Jewelers, Valley Springs (Source)

Grand Jewelers, Rancho Cucamonga (Source)

Margaret Elizabeth, San Francisco (Source)

Royal Jewelers, Newport Seashore (Source)

Siegel’s Jewellery, Paso Robles (Source)



Gusterman Silversmiths, Denver (Source)



Beadworks, Norwalk (Source)



Frazier Jewelers, Jacksonville (Source)

Warrington Jewelers, Pensacola (Source)



Casella Jewelers, Augusta (Source)

Ned Money Jewelers, Brunswick (Source)

Starblaze Jewelers, Tucker (Source)



Norman Jewelers, Caldwell (Source)



AB Lauer Jewelers, Springfield (Source)

Bruce Jewelers, Princeton (Source)

Reichman Jewelers, Oak Garden (Source)

Sandberg Jewelers, Skokie (Source)



The Diamond Galleria, Evansville (Source)

Steffen’s Jewellery, Rensselaer (Source)

Victor Settle Jewellery, Bloomington (Source)



Hefner’s Jewelers, Coal Run Village (Source)

The Jewel Field, Louisville (Source)

Moore Jewellery, Louisville (Source)



Klutts Jewelers and Designers of Morgan Metropolis, Morgan Metropolis (Source)



Gem Lounge Jewellery & Artisan Boutique, Raymond (Source)

L.Tardif Jeweler, Waterville (Source)

Maine Jewellery and Artwork, Bangor (Source)

Stars Wonderful Jewellery, Damariscotta (Source)



Crown Jewelers, Pittsfield (Source)

Joel Bagnal Goldsmiths & Jewelers, Wellesley (Source)

Menard Jewelers, Whitman (Source)

Robert E. Guertin Jeweler, Sandwich (Source)



Austin & Warburton, Ann Arbor (Source)

Dearborn Jewelers, Plymouth (Source)

Delta Diamond Setters & Jewelers, Plymouth (Source)

Martinek’s Jewellery, Traverse Metropolis (Source)

Russell and Ballard Jewelers, Wyoming (Source)



Joel B. Sherburne Jewelers, White Bear Lake (Source)



L’Or Customized Jewelers, Kalispell (Source)



Alie’s Jewellery, Dover (Source)



Rose Metropolis Jewelers/Gemologists, Madison (Source)



Birzon Jewelers, Buffalo (Source)

The Mexican Shack, Somers (Source)



Starnes Jewelers, Albemarle (Source)

Epic Occasions Watch and Jewellery Retailer, Charlotte (Source)

Goldcrafting by Phillips & Co., Hendersonville (Source)



Knowles Jewellery, Bismarck (Source)



Leva Jewellery, Bellaire (Source)

Buchards Jewelers, Berea (Source)

Wiford Jewelers, Sidney (Source)



Margulis Jewelers, Portland (Source)

Stephen Vincent Jewelers, Beaverton (Source)



Beerbower Jewelers, Hollidaysburg (Source)

Schiffman’s Jewelers, Pittsburgh (Source)

Versant Wonderful Jewellery Boutique, Bethlehem (Source)



Shirley’s Jewelers, Conway (Source)



Brasfield’s Diamond Jewelers, Ripley (Source)

Moon’s Jewellery, Paris (Source)



Anderson Brothers Jewelers, Lubbock (Source)

Camillo’s Wonderful Jewellery, Conroe (Source)

Moretti’s Wonderful Jewellery, San Antonio (Source)



Carter’s Wonderful Jewelers and Items, Rocky Mount (Source)

D.B. Bowles Jewelers, Suffolk (Source)

Aspects Wonderful Jewellery, Arlington (Source)

H.L. Lang Jewelers, Staunton (Source)



Martin’s Jewelers, Walla Walla (Source)

Provide Chain, Seattle (Source)



McCormick Jewelers, Charleston (Source)



The Present Itself, Inexperienced Bay (Source)

Schalla Jeweler, West Bend (Source)


Sadly, this record consists of a number of companies that had been open for a century or extra. On the optimistic facet, final 12 months marked the primary time within the final decade that the variety of shops opening roughly equaled the variety of shops closing. That exhibits that, whereas the trade is consolidating, it nonetheless attracts newcomers.

Studying the articles above, it’s hanging what number of jewelers say they’ll miss their job. “Being in enterprise is like an habit, being an entrepreneur, you might be betting on your self, a bit of like a gambler,” said one. “It was a rush.”

One other said: “Are you able to think about a nicer place to work? It’s been fantastic for us.”

However these articles additionally present that they are going to be missed by their communities. Many of those jewelers didn’t simply promote merchandise. They boosted native charities. They offered jobs and alternatives. They served and supported generations of households. Whereas their house owners typically prospered, they gave again quite a bit too.

To cite Clarence from It’s a Fantastic Life, talking to archetypal small businessperson George Bailey: “Unusual, isn’t it? Every man’s life touches so many different lives. When he isn’t round, he leaves an terrible gap, doesn’t he?”

A few of these closures will depart an terrible gap of their communities. Let’s make a New 12 months’s decision to help neighborhood shops and small companies. They want us, and, because the previous few years have confirmed, we want them.

Right here’s to all of the jewelers who’ve served their communities, in addition to those that proceed to take action. And right here’s to a contented, protected, and wholesome 2023.

Picture courtesy of Roberson’s Wonderful Jewellery

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