Each year we ask retailers to tell us their opinion of the Designer Jewelry Showcase and let us know how they use the book. After 17 editions we are still overwhelmed by their responses and would like to share a few of them with you.
“New and inspired designs are always welcome in our store. We love this publication.”
“Every year, I look forward to receiving the new issue. When I first opened my gallery, some of my initial artists came from the pages of Designer Jewelry Showcase. Each year I seem to find new artists without even leaving home. Thanks so much for the service you provide.”
The Jeweler’s Workbench
“I have often found new jewelers from your publication.”
“We are always looking for new artists that fit our specifications so this is a nice reference to have.”
“I have found and worked with many of the jewelers in your Showcase over the years! Thank you so much for an outstanding guide for our industry.”
“I look forward to this book every year. It helps me find new designers to showcase in my gallery. Great tool. I just love it!”
Lyn Dahm • Dahm Jewelry Gallery
“Excellent. I use DJS in my constant search for original creative jewelry for my gallery! It’s good that you have both high-end and moderately priced jewelry.”
Gwendolyn Truax • Gwendolyns Jewelry and Gallery
“We refer to the book for designers and order from them - a lot of our artists are represented. It is very nicely done - an easy reference and resource.”
Sheena Thomas • Elements, Ltd.
“It is Fabulous - I find artists that I don’t see at most shows.”
Kathryn Longo • Eco Galleria
“The lines in this book are perfect for our artistic town and my store. I love it. I have always said the best art is the art you can wear!”
April Del Campo • Prairie Pond Studios & Bead Co.
“An excellent way to find new designers.”
A. H. Karl • La Femme Jolie
“We are always looking for something new and this is a great book simply a 10. Many of the companies we represent came from this book. The companies we find here are high quality.”
James Kelley • North Haven
“We use DJS to prep for shows and look for new and interesting designers it’s a great overview of what is new. 3 thumbs up!!! Excellent graphics and quality.”
Mark Leight • Leight Jewelers
“Love it as catalogue for clients and to look for artists.”
Kathleen M. Cole • Dragonfly Gallery Inc.
“It’s a fabulous way to discover new lines.”
Marie Guagliardo • Shorelines Gallery
“The DJS layout is excellent. It helps us see what is currently in style, and decide what vendors to buy from.”
Orly Katz • Stuart Kingston Jewelers
“The Designer Jewelry Showcase is so well put together and has a wonderful selection. We use it to look for new designers.”
Michael Schramm • Schramm-Bacher Jewelers
“I find new lines for my store and see what's new and upcoming in trends. Fun to look at.”
Susan M. Patrick • Sawyer’s Jewelry
“We use DJS to research new companies and to be aware of design trends. It’s Excellent.”
Melvin D. Reisz • Summerwind Jewelers
“This is an excellent resource and reference to find new artists for our store.”
Lynne Goldman • Lynne Goldman Studio
“A beautiful showcase for designer jewelery. DJS helps us purchase new lines.”
Pave Fine Jewelry
“As we go to fewer shows, we can use this as a more important reference and way to connect with artists.
It always looks professional and so well done, with a great variety of work.”
Hallie Katz • Human Arts Gallery
“This is a beautiful book, with work that may work for me. I use it to find new artists.”
Diane Horning • Diane's Artisan Gallery
“The best of the best. Great designs. Helps us find new artists for the gallery.”
Peter Embarrato • Topaz Gallery
"A one-of-a-kind in the industry."
Pamela Hall • Telluride Gold
"I love it! It just keeps getting better. I research nearly every artist in the book and have started buying from many of them!"
Angie Cordina • East Bay Gallery
"I use DJS to plan ‘must-sees’ before shows. I have used a number of designers in the book."
Kevin Castro • Castro & Co. Jewelers
"Your book is fantastic. It shows me designers I was not aware of. I use it with select clients that want special pieces out of the mainstream."
Lynette Borrel • Holiday Highlights
"Good collection and variety. We show it to customers who want something unusual."
Carolyn Hines • Hines Goldsmiths
"DJS is a fabulous publication for access to the many designers I need to contact. I find new designers, buy jewelry, find websites and schedule appointments for shows"
Lori Hoffman • Von Bargens Jewelry
"A breath of fresh air in a ‘mass production’ market. It really reminds me who I want to see in Vegas in June."
Carole Koblik • Aranely
"I use it to find work not seen at wholesale craft shows."
Ruth Lane • The Purple Pomegranate
"Excellent source for new talent in a beautifully presented format. I search for innovative jewelry and have found some excellent vendors."
Marilyn Pingree • Marilyn’s
"We use this book 3 or 4 times a week."
Herb Redmond • The Voyagers
"It’s good to see that there are still talented people out there. I look forward to getting DJS each year and use it to find new designers for the store."
Phyllis Staloff • The Golden Girls
"It’s wonderful! I can go through it and choose who I would like to buy from at a glance no more looking through magazines."
Joyce Mastro • Hole in the Wall Studioworks
"Beautiful presentation! It really excited me to contact some new designers and spruce up my lines."
Jen Lair • Wild Birds Unlimited
"We find new designers that work in gold to see in Baltimore, Vegas and Philadelphia."
Barbara Wahl • R C Wahl Jewelers
"My employees fight over DJS when it first comes in. We show it to our regular customers and contact new designers for potential lines. It looks great on our counter."
Martha Westbrook • Martha’s Jewelry
"The great photos and layouts reflect quality. DJS exposes us to new artists to order from."
Karen Brown • Karen Brown Fine Jewelry
"I have found several great new designers here."
Kay Demaso • Quiet Pleasures Jewelry
"The only showcase of its kind. We look for new lines and show customers more options than we have in the store."
Ken Apland • Apland Jewelers
"We have customers who want and appreciate the unusual, so we purchase from designers who work with us for one or two pieces at a time."
Diane Poniatowski • Ace of Daimond Jewelers
"This saves me time! I find the best new artists at a glance. I always find someone whose work ‘works for me’ and I stay with them."
Peggy Park • Peggy Gallery of Silver
"Outstanding! DJS helps me locate unusual products. I follow up with emails to request more information or I go to their websites."
Mark Grader • Grader Jewelers Inc.
"It’s beautiful, exciting a well put together book and I refer to it often. My clients just love it. I let my better customers review it, which leads to purchases from the companies listed."
Dee Howard • DeJons
"Good timing and user-friendly. I am always looking for new designers."
Wayne Skala • Wayne Skala’s Jewelry
"I use it to reach craftspeople directly or find them at shows. It’s an excellent resource."
Linda Carman Kyle • Kyle’s Keep
"This original jewelry is so refreshing, and there’s so much concentrated in one book."
Vivian Hardister • Vivian’s
"We love the Designer Jewelry Showcase and so do our customers. Unique ideas, where trends are going."
Mark Webb • Mark Webb Jewelers
"It’s really helpful to see new artists’ work, especially in years when I can’t get to a mainland show."
Betsy Robertson • Contemporary Museum of Hawaii Museum Shop
"A beautifully laid out reference guide with oodles of info. I find fresh new looks for the gallery and help clients find one-of-a-kind pieces."
Brandy Nunes • The Menage Gallery
"DJS helps our customers think outside the traditional box. We use it all year long."
Craig Forcell • Martin Jewelers
"The more I know about the choices I have, the happier my customers will be. This expands my artist search."
Annette Lowman • The Arts Company
"I have found several new designers through your book. I always look forward to receiving it."
Judith Pollock • J & M Jewelry
"The 10th anniversary issue is the best yet. Excellent resource of designers."
Hazel Farber • LeRoy Jewelers
"I use DJS to help customers get unique pieces of art to purchase one of a kind items to stay fresh & up to date. I love it. A great source to get the unusual."
Monica Nemeth • One Stop Studio
"The extensive diversity presents us with so many possible new, additional sources of fine jewelers. A very helpful source!"
Marcia Rufus • Global Gifts
"I use this book to further our silver collection. It is a very valuable resource for both artists and retailers in the way it is put together and organized."
Nicole Alfredson • Adirondack Artworks
"It helps us reconnect with jewelers whose work we have sold in the past, and to find new jewelers. Superb."
Marsha Planting • The Calico Patch
"It is inspiration for my sales staff and we can scout new looks without going to the shows. I find an interesting new designer in every issue."
Aaron Penaloza • C Aaron Penaloza Jewelers
"We LOVE the book! To find new artists for inspiration to keep abreast on what designs are up and coming. We have all volumes and treasure each one."
Regina Quick • Michael Jon
"It is a prime source of artists for the gallery. I look forward to the Showcase mainly because it is just the BEST."
Pete Embarrato • TOPAZ Gallery
"We keep the book as a reference when talking to customers who are looking for specific jewelry. It is a very well put together, quality publication with very unique jewelry."
Terry Lowe • Designs for Time
"I use it to source new jewelers, show clients and keep abreast of new ideas. High quality designers, beautiful presentation, clear photos, helpful marketing tool, comprehensive catalog."
May Rande • R. May Creations
"We contact artists in the book directly for designed pieces. We have been very pleased with the rapport we have developed with many of these designers. Good display of variety of medias."
Ginny Maddox • Stefan Jewelers
"It is one of the best publications in the industry."
Jan Domenico • JD Designs
"This is the best source for one of a kind jewelry that I've found."
George Maudlin • Maudlin’s Jewelry