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Industry Upbeat as JCK Opens

Industry Upbeat as JCK Opens

June 2, 2012 -- As the Big Kahuna of all jewelry trade shows, JCK Las Vegas, swung open its doors June 1, many hoped this would be the year the jewelry biz finally moved past the Great Recession.

No one doubts retailers still face considerable challenges, including a frustratingly slow recovery and stiff competition from online sellers. And while the prices of gold and diamonds have leveled after making huge gains in 2011, they remain at historically high levels in a time when consumers are pinching pennies.

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