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 info on. This roster relies on info from native information sources and social media posts.

Simply as each retailer is completely different, each closing is completely different. In some circumstances, the jewelers are ending their bodily presence, however could proceed as a personal or on-line jeweler. There’s normally added context within the accompanying hyperlinks—but when there’s one thing you suppose we must 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 homeowners gave is they’d a great run, however they’re “drained” and have nobody to go 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 cause for the closure.

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



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



Raskin’s Jewelers, Prescott (Source)



Roberson’s Nice 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 Seaside (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 Nice 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 Instances 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 Nice 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 Nice Jewellery, Conroe (Source)

Moretti’s Nice Jewellery, San Antonio (Source)



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

D.B. Bowles Jewelers, Suffolk (Source)

Aspects Nice Jewellery, Arlington (Source)

H.L. Lang Jewelers, Staunton (Source)



Martin’s Jewelers, Walla Walla (Source)

Provide Chain, Seattle (Source)



McCormick Jewelers, Charleston (Source)



The Reward 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 constructive aspect, 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 putting what number of jewelers say they’ll miss their job. “Being in enterprise is like an habit, being an entrepreneur, you’re 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 supplied jobs and alternatives. They served and supported generations of households. Whereas their homeowners usually prospered, they gave again so much too.

To cite Clarence from It’s a Great 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 go away an terrible gap of their communities. Let’s make a New 12 months’s decision to assist neighborhood shops and small companies. They want us, and, because the previous few years have confirmed, we’d like 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.

Photograph courtesy of Roberson’s Nice Jewellery

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