Have You Seen the News?
August 30, 2019

If you’re following the Chinese tariff news or read JCK industry news, then you’ve probably heard how it’s impacting the jewelry industry. “The administration delayed tariffs on certain goods imported from China until Dec. 15 to prevent an impact on U.S. holiday sales. Jewelry products did not make the list. The United States will slap an additional 10% duty on almost all jewelry produced by China” (JCK Legal, Rob Bates. Link to full Article).

While this is very unfortunate news for the U.S. economy and the jewelry industry as a whole, U.S. jewelers will not be left hopeless and without options. Jewel-Craft Inc. backs the U.S. economy and manufactures all products and provides countless services right here in the United States, at our factory in Erlanger, Kentucky. From repairs to custom designs, you can always expect us to provide competitive pricing and unparalleled quality, as well as much quicker and more affordable shipping compared to going overseas!

Starting September 1st, there will be tariffs on Chinese jewelry products, including diamonds, gemstones, and certain types of metal jewelry. The tariff will involve a 10% duty charge for jewelry traded from China. This comes at an unfortunate time for the jewelry industry, right before the holiday season when jewelry purchasing is at an all-time high. How will Jewel-Craft respond to the recent news? That’s easy…We’ll keep doing exactly what we’re doing; repairing and manufacturing jewelry the right way, right here in the USA!

Because Jewel-Craft manufactures directly in the United States, these tariffs do not affect our products or services. In order to to stay ahead of the curve, we created Jewel-Craft Manufacturing, a division of Jewel Craft dedicated to jewelry manufacturing and custom design. Every product we sell is 100% made in the U.S., right at our factory in Erlanger, Kentucky. All services are provided from our Erlanger, KY factory, including jewelry repair and restoration, casting, CAD design, stone setting, engraving, restringing, custom design and more! From start to finish, your jewelry will never leave the facility and will be serviced by the most experienced and trained staff in the country.

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Jewel Craft makes it easy. I have goldsmiths on staff but when they are on vacation or we have overflow, I can count on Jewel Craft to get our repairs done so we don’t miss a beat. I also use them for custom design jobs due to their high level of technology and efficiency.
Donna, Boyle Jewelers
We LOVE Jewel Craft. Their customer service and quality of work is why we have been using Jewel Craft for over 15 years. We use them for repairs as well as custom design and they really do make dreams come true for our customers.
Margaret, Engelberts
I am a goldsmith but do not have all of the tools and time to do my own custom work, so I work directly with Jewel Craft to make it easy for me and perfect for my clients. If I need a shank that is 2.35mm wide and provide my own diamonds, Jewel Craft follows all of my design details and makes the ring 2.35mm wide and sets the diamonds to perfection.
Raime, Raime Weber Jewelry
I just wanted to take a minute to express “Much Thanks” to the team of people that take care of me on a daily basis. Alyssa, Stephanie, and Lisa are always on top of things for me. For the last couple of weeks, after I told them that I’m preparing to go on my first vacation in over a year, I’ve noticed that they’ve been working very hard to meet (and usually beat) my deadlines to help ensure that I can vacation worry-free about my jewelry repairs. That means so much to me.
Michael, Williamsburg Jewelers
We have been working with Jewel Craft for over 20 years and I continue to use them because they are reliable. It’s like having my own 30,000 sq. foot shop, that’s how easy they are to work with. Expectations are always met and but most importantly, they are met in a timely matter.
Greg, Windsor Jewelers
First batch of jobs just came back from Jewel-Craft, and we are VERY pleased! Excellent communication, quality work, quick turnaround, reasonable prices. Everything we hoped for! Thanks Ross!
Dan Hacker, Hacker Jewelers
I received my most recent repair work this morning and wanted to reach out before time and the season get away from me. I've been in the jewelry business for nearly 25 years and I've seen "the good, the bad and the ugly" come out of the repair shop. You and your staff have given me an opportunity to compete for repairs with quality service I can promote with confidence. Thank you so very much.
Carol Taylor, Forever Knot in Jackson, TN
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