Tarnished silver: Despite economic improvements, rising competition will keep the industry subdued

The Direct Selling of Jewelry and Accessories industry has struggled over the past five years due to its shifting product offering and increased competition. Although the industry, which relies on an army of salespeople making person-to-person or group sales away from a fixed retail location, has benefited from the economic growth and the corresponding uptick in consumer spending, revenue has declined as online operators infiltrate the market. The industry's decline is expected to slow over the next five years as consumers rely on alternative retail channels to purchase jewelry and similar accessories. The expanding economy is expected to lead to higher income levels and, consequently, higher discretionary spending...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-2.0%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
25,432
Businesses
23,550

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Direct sellers will need to emphasize their personalized services to maximize sales
  • More industry operators have shifted toward fashion jewelry and away from fine jewelry
  • Many industry operators will struggle to be profitable amid intense competition
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Fine jewelryFine jewelry is estimated to account for 52.8% of industry revenue in 2017. This product segment includes traditional jewelry, such as rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets made from precious metals and stones. The price of precious metals such as gold, and stones such as diamonds have decreased over the five-year period, boosting volume sales of fine jewelry. Additionally, there are certain customer channels that have consistently contributed to demand for fine jewelry, like the bridal industry. Fashion and costume jewelryFashion or costume jewelry is the largest and fast-growing product segment, estimated to account for 17.0% of sales revenue in 2017. Jew...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Direct Selling of Jewelry & Accessories Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Direct Selling of Jewelry & Accessories Industry are

  • Receiving the benefit of word-of-mouth recommendations
  • Access to niche markets
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Consumer Confidence Index in the Direct Selling of Jewelry & Accessories industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Direct Selling of Jewelry & Accessories Industry?

    Operators in this industry rely on a direct sales model, where salespeople are contracted by the company to market the product. Wages are commission based. Companies in this industry supply accessories, including jewelry and watches.

    Industry Products
  • Fine jewelry
  • Fashion and costume jewelry
  • Watches
  • Precious stones and metal
  • Industry Activities
  • Direct selling of diamond jewelry
  • Direct selling of pearl jewelry
  • Direct selling of gemstone jewelry
  • Direct selling of gold jewelry
  • Direct selling of platinum jewelry
  • Direct selling of watches
  • Direct selling of watch attachments
  • Direct selling of novelty jewelry
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • World price of gold
  • Labor force participation rate of women

  • Current Performance
  • Competition rises
  • Shifting trends
  • Profit and participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Some sellers stay afloat
  • Profit and participation
  • Table: Direct Selling of Jewelry & Accessories Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Direct Selling of Jewelry & Accessories Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Jewelry Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Fine jewelry
  • Fashion and costume jewelry
  • Precious stones and metal
  • Watches
  • Chart: Direct Selling of Jewelry & Accessories Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Economic trends
  • Consumer habits
  • Global supply

  • Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 35 to 44
  • Consumers aged 45 to 54
  • Consumers aged 65 and older
  • Consumers aged 25 to 34
  • Consumers aged 55 to 64
  • Consumers aged 24 and younger
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Direct Selling of Jewelry & Accessories Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Direct Selling of Jewelry & Accessories

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Direct Selling of Jewelry & Accessories Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Stella & Dot, Origami Owl,
  • Table: Stella & Dot - financial performance
  • Table: Origami Owl - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Direct Selling of Jewelry & Accessories Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Direct Selling of Jewelry & Accessories Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • World Price of Gold (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Big-Box Retailer
  • A retail store that is differentiated by its sheer size and large range of products, including electronics, household goods and other consumer products.
  • Brick-And-Mortar
  • A store that has a physical presence and location, as opposed to an online retailer.
  • E-Tailer
  • A retailer that primarily sells goods and services via the internet. Many of these companies do not have brick-and-mortar locations.
  • Multi-Level Marketing
  • A marketing strategy in which the sales force is compensated not only for sales they personally generate, but also for the sales of others they recruit.
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