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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Jewelry, Watch, Precious Stone & Precious Metal Merchant Wholesalers

Overview: the U.S. Jewelry, Watch, Precious Stone & Precious Metal Merchant Wholesalers Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Jewelry, Watch, Precious Stone & Precious Metal Merchant Wholesalers: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Jewelry, Watch, Precious Stone & Precious Metal Merchant Wholesalers industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Copper And Brass

Minerals And Ores, Excluding Coal, Gemstones, And Crude Oil

Jewelry, Diamonds, Gemstones, And Watches

Diamonds And Diamond Jewelry Where Lapidary Work Was Not Performed At This Location

Gemstone And Pearl Jewelry Where Lapidary Work Was Not Performed At This Location

Diamonds, Diamond Jewelry, Gemstones, And Pearl Jewelry Where Lapidary Work Was Performed At This Location

Watches And Watch Parts

Karat Gold Jewelry

Other Jewelry, Silverware, And Plated Ware



Costume Jewelry

Precious Metals--Gold, Silver, And Platinum, Including Precious Metal Coins

Pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceutical Supplies, Cosmetics, And Toiletries, Including Body And Hand Soaps

Perfumes And Colognes

Women's, Misses', And Girls' Clothing

Service Receipts And Labor Charges, Including Installed Parts

Miscellaneous Commodities

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Jewelry, Watch, Precious Stone & Precious Metal Merchant Wholesalers company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Jewelry, Watch, Precious Stone & Precious Metal Merchant Wholesalers industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Jewelry, Watch, Precious Stone & Precious Metal Merchant Wholesalers measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 6%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers4%
Sales and Related Occupations 19%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 14%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 14%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 14%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 24%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 8%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5%
Production Occupations 9%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29%
Motor Vehicle Operators 5%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 5%
Material Moving Workers 22%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 17%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 15%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Jewelry, Watch, Precious Stone & Precious Metal Merchant Wholesalers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Timex Group Usa trademarks "AMERICAN DOCUMENTS" - Watches - 03/02/2018
  • Richline Group trademarks "RESPONSIBLE GOLD" - Jewelry made in whole or significant part of gold - 02/23/2018
  • Fossil trademarks "MAKE TIME FOR GOOD" - Promoting the interests of people concerned with social, community and environmental sustainability issues - 02/16/2018
  • Gerson patents Apparatus For Producing Light Having Three-dimensional Lighting Effect - 10/26/2017
  • Jewelex New York patents Enhancing The Aesthetic Beauty Of Prongs Used To Retain Stones In A Jewelry Setting Through Stylized Faceted Prongs - 08/31/2017
  • Timex Group Usa patents Wristwearable Device With Travel Information Indicators - 04/27/2017
  • Chloe & Isabel raises $3 million in funding. - 02/25/2016
  • Durham Enterprise raises $6 million in funding. - 01/03/2014
  • Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange Inc. A/K/A Dgse raises $5 million in funding. - 09/21/2011

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Richline Group628
    Hearts on Fire359
    Timex Group Usa106

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Charlotte jeweler accused of running $3.5 million jewelry, precious metals fraud scheme - Charlotte jeweler Benjamin Abraham could face decades in prison after being indicted on fraud charges Thursday in connection with what prosecutors say was a $3.5 million investment fraud scheme involving jewelry, precious metals and gemstones. A federal ... (09/21/2017)
    • Kenneth Jay Lane, designer known for replications of priceless gems, dies at 85 - He once sold out of 300 samurai sword watch pins in four minutes ... Lane signed a contract with a wholesale jeweler in 1967 to develop a line of gold jewelry with precious and semiprecious stones, priced at $50 to $500. “I’ve been designing for ... (07/30/2017)
    • The Greatest Treasure Of All - One merchant had the finest silks, another the widest varieties of spices, and another diamonds and jewelry ... silver, or precious stones, but by good deeds alone.’ “As it is said, ‘When you walk, it shall lead you, and when you lie down, it shall ... (05/26/2017)
    • Global Costume Jewelry Market (2016-2022) - Key Vendors are Avon Product, Buckley London, Swank, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani & Billig Jewelers - Research and Markets - DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Costume Jewelry Market (2016-2022 ... and semi- precious stones are now being used in place of diamond or precious stones. Some jewelry also comes with silver or ... (05/17/2017)
    • How Miami got a mall on the bay — and what happened next - Smaller merchants had trouble paying the bills ... (14) DA VINCI JEWELERS: Specialty shop featuring fashion jewelry in 14-karat gold and other precious metals, as well as diamonds and semi-precious stones. (19) DOTSON GIFTS & TRAVEL: Featuring travel ... (04/24/2017)
    • The art of jewelry sparkles in the hands of Idaho metalsmiths, artists and jewelers - Watch ... The older stones have more of a soul for me.” His contemporary pieces are also infused with old-world elegance and attention to detail. And he makes a couple of men’s jewelry lines: one made of Hawaiian burl wood and precious metals, another ... (11/25/2016)
    • Thief uses truck, giant pot in smash and grab burglary at art store - From there, he comes back for seconds, grabbing even more jewelry. “The items that he took were a lot of gold bracelets, pendants and rings. Also, a lot of silver pieces with precious and semi-precious stones,” said Gordon. What made it hurt even more ... (04/03/2016)
    • High-End Jewelry Offers a Gem of a Buy - The company’s products include solitaire jewelry, engagement and wedding rings, non-gemstone, sterling silver, gold and platinum jewelry of all sorts. Tiffany also sells watches ... business-to-business sales and wholesale distribution. (09/29/2011)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $2,068,818,799 on Jewelry, Watch, Precious Stone & Precious Metal Merchant Wholesalers. It has awarded 624 contracts to 22 companies, with an average value of $94,037,218 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Jewelry, Watch, Precious Stone & Precious Metal Merchant Wholesalers to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Karat Gold Jewelry
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Jewelry, Watch, Precious Stone & Precious Metal Merchant WholesalersOpportunity/Threat

    Sales from other industries of Karat Gold Jewelry are less than those from Jewelry, Watch, Precious Stone & Precious Metal Merchant Wholesalers. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Karat Gold Jewelry sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Karat Gold Jewelry Product Sales Report

    Service Receipts And Labor Charges
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Jewelry, Watch, Precious Stone & Precious Metal Merchant WholesalersOpportunity/Threat
    Computer & Computer Peripheral Equipment & Software Merchant Wholesalers
    Office Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
    Construction & Mining Machinery & Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
    Industrial Machinery & Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
    Automobile & Other Automobile Merchant Wholesalers

    Since sales from Jewelry, Watch, Precious Stone & Precious Metal Merchant Wholesalers are a small fraction compared to other industries selling Service Receipts And Labor Charges, companies in the Jewelry, Watch, Precious Stone & Precious Metal Merchant Wholesalers industry have the opportunity to expand their product offering to take share from these adjacent industries.
    Service Receipts And Labor Charges Product Sales Report

    Miscellaneous Commodities
    Miscellaneous Commodities Product Sales Report

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Watches and parts merchant wholesalers, Stones, precious and semiprecious, merchant wholesalers, Antique jewelry merchant wholesalers, Diamonds (except industrial) merchant wholesalers, Gem stones merchant wholesalers, Jewelry merchant wholesalers, Plated metal cutlery or flatware merchant wholesalers, Clocks merchant wholesalers, Flatware, precious and plated, Pearls merchant wholesalers, Metals, precious, Precious and semiprecious stones merchant wholesalers, Jewelers' findings merchant wholesalers, Costume jewelry merchant wholesalers, Silverware, Tableware, Ingots, Trophies merchant wholesalers, Coins merchant wholesalers, Precious metals merchant wholesalers, etc.

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