Trade Shows and News

Visit JK Findings at these Jewelry Industry Trade Shows

We will be exhibiting at the following shows. Please contact us if you would like to make an appointment.

HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery ShowHKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show
2 - 6 July 2021
AsiaWorld-Expo
Hong Kong
Booth TBA

Jewellery & Gem WORLD Hong KongJewellery & Gem WORLD Hong Kong
17-21 September 2021
AsiaWorld-Expo
Hong Kong
Booth TBA

 

Murano Glass Bead Sale
Murano Glass Bead Sale

Murano Glass Beads


Murano Glass Bead Sale
You can view all of our sale-priced Murano Glass beads in our Murano Glass Beads Sale flyer or browse the closeout section of our website. In this special sales event for select bead customers, JK Findings is offering over 150 of our most popular Murano Glass Bead styles at up to 60% off our regular cost. Quantities are limited to our current inventory. Our selections include popular shapes like heart, round, twist, and roundel. Beads are available in every color imaginable and many feature gold and silver foil designs that shimmer and shine like no other beads!


What Are Murano Glass Beads?

Unlike most metal and semi-precious beads, Murano Glass beads are designed and handcrafted by talented and passionate artisans who train for decades to achieve the skill required to create the intricate patterns of colored glass. Indeed Murano Glass is thought to have been made for over 1,500 years, so the distinctive styles have been refined and enhanced over centuries. The glass blowing process results in each bead being unique, and jewelry created with Murano Glass beads is a work of art that reveals the authentic care and passion of the craftsmen who created it. With a range of shapes, colors, and varieties to choose from, Murano Glass offers endless possibilities for earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and other jewelry.

Don't miss your chance for great prices on Murano Glass beads!
We're excited to offer you these unique and beautiful Murano Glass beads at such advantageous prices. As always, you can contact your sales or customer service representative or use the live chat feature of our website if you have any questions about the beads. We appreciate your business and if you have a suggestion or request to help us serve you better, please feel free to reach out to us.

 

New Product from JK Findings

December 10, 2020

1/20 14K Gold Filled or .925 Silver 3 Ball (3.0mm) Post Earrings with or without Ring

Bausch + Lomb Professional Magnifiers

Bausch + Lomb Professional Magnifiers

JK Findings is now an authorized distributor of Bausch + Lomb Professional Magnifiers. For those working in the jewelry industry, a quality magnifier is an essential piece of equipment. Our selection of magnifiers includes Coddington and Hastings Triplets and watchmaker's loupes that allow comfortable, hands-free magnification for precision work.

View New Bausch + Lomb Magnifiers

1/20 14K Gold Filled 5.0mm Round Disc

1/20 14K Gold Filled 5.0mm Round Disc

1/20 14K gold filled 5.0mm round disc available to order in multiples of 100. Disc dimensions: 5.0mm x 6.2mm (0.197" x 0.244"). Hole size: 0.8mm (0.031"). Thickness: 0.45mm (0.018" | 25ga).

View New GF 5.0mm Round Disc

 

1/20 14K Gold Filled 8.0mm Square Wire Post Earrings

1/20 14K Gold Filled 8.0mm Square Wire Post Earrings

1/20 14K gold filled square wire corner post earring or edge post earring. Square ring specifications: 20ga (0.0319" | 0.81mm) wire; 8.0 x 8.0mm (0.315 x 0.315") outside diameter; 6.38 x 6.38mm (0.251 x 0.251") inside diameter. Post specifications: 21ga (0.74mm | 0.029") wire size; 9.5mm (0.375") post length.

View New GF Square Wire Corner Post Earring

View New GF Square Wire Edge Post Earring

 

1/20 14K Gold Filled 10.0mm Heart Post Earring

1/20 14K Gold Filled 10.0mm Heart Post Earring

1/20 14K gold filled 10.0mm heart wire post earring. Heart ring specifications: 19ga (0.9mm | 0.035") wire size; 10.0mm (0.394") width. Post specifications: 21ga (0.74mm | 0.029") wire diameter; 9.5mm (0.375") length.

View New GF Heart Post Earring

 

1/20 14K Gold Filled Paperclip Chain (3 Link) Post Earring

1/20 14K Gold Filled Paperclip Chain (3 Links) Post Earrings

1/20 14K gold filled paperclip chain (3 links) post earrings sold in bags of 2 earrings with earring backs. Chain specifications: 1.5" (38mm | 3 Links) length; 4.0 x 13.8mm (0.157 x 0.543") link dimensions; 16.5ga (1.2mm | 0.047") wire size. Post specifications: 21ga (0.74mm | 0.029") wire diameter; 9.5mm (0.375") length. Earring back dimensions: 4.7mm x 5.4mm (0.185" x 0.213").

View New GF Paperclip Chain Post Earrings

14K Rose Gold 1.0mm Stacking Rings

14K Rose Gold 1.0mm Stacking Rings

14K rose gold 1.0mm (18ga | 0.040") stacking rings available in US ring sizes 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.

View New Rose Gold 1.0mm Stacking Rings

 

1/20 14K Gold Filled Cable Chain Footage or .925 Silver Paperclip Chain Footage

1/20 14K Gold Filled Cable Chain Footage or .925 Silver Paperclip Chain Footage

1/20 14K gold filled 922 cable chain available to order in multiples of 25 feet. Link dimensions: 0.2 x 1.3 x 1.8mm (0.009 x 0.051 x 0.071"). 22 links per inch. .925 silver 2505 flat paperclip chain available to order in multiples of 10 feet. Link dimensions: 0.5mm x 6.5mm x 2.5mm (0.020" x 0.256" x 0.098"). 5 links per inch.

View New GF Cable Chain Footage

View New Silver Paperclip Chain Footage

 

1/20 14K Rose Gold Filled 3.0mm Bezel Post Earrings

1/20 14K Rose Gold Filled 3.0mm Bezel Post Earrings

1/20 14K rose gold filled 3.0mm bezel post earrings available with or without ring. 1/20 14K rose gold filled 3.0mm white AAA CZ bezel post earrings available with or without ring. Post dimensions: 0.76 x 9.50mm (0.030 x 0.374"). Open ring dimensions (4800052PR and 4800052PRM4): 0.64mm x 2.8mm (0.025" x 0.110").

View New RGF Bezel Post Earrings

View New RGF CZ Bezel Post Earrings

 

 

1/20 14K Gold Filled 5.0mm Threaded Ball For Flex Bangle Bracelet

1/20 14K Gold Filled 5.0mm Threaded Ball for Flex Bracelets

1/20 14K gold filled replacement threaded ball for flex bangles. Ball size: 5.0mm (0.200"). This threaded ball is intended for use on our 40115507L flex bangle or 40115707L flex cuff.

View New GF Threaded Ball for Flex Bracelets

1/20 14K Gold Filled 1.5 Diameter Cut Tubes

1/20 14K Gold Filled 1.5mm Diameter Cut Tubes

1/20 14K gold filled 1.5 x 2.0mm (0.059 x 0.079") or 1.5 x 5.0mm (0.059 x 0.197") cut tubes. Both feature 1.2mm (0.047") hole size.

View New GF 1.5 x 2.0mm Cut Tube

View New GF 1.5 x 5.0mm Cut Tube

 

 

 

Stay Informed About JK Findings New Product Releases

December 10, 2020

JK Findings sends customers a new product update by email approximately once a month. If you would like to receive new product email updates, visit our Contact Us page and be sure to check the box for new product and company updates. You can also contact your sales or customer service representative to be added to our mailing list.

Previous JK Findings New Product releases are available below:

 

JK Findings is now an authorized distributor of Bausch + Lomb Professional Magnifiers

November 17, 2020

Bausch + Lomb 10X Coddington Magnifier (88816131)
10X Coddington Magnifier
88816131

Bausch + Lomb 10X Hastings Triplet Magnifier (88816171)
10X Hastings Triplet Magnifier
88816171

Bausch + Lomb 14X Hastings Triplet Magnifier (88816175)
14X Hastings Triplet Magnifier
88816175

Bausch + Lomb 10X Watchmakers Loupe (88814170)
10X Watchmakers Loupe
88814170

Bausch + Lomb 4X Watchmakers Loupe (88814173)
4X Watchmakers Loupe
88814173


For those working in the jewelry industry, a quality magnifier is an essential piece of equipment. Experienced jewelry makers use a magnifier when they need to do precision work or make critical observations. In addition to reducing eyestrain and fatigue, using a magnifier increases productivity and helps to reduce costly mistakes. Jewelry wholesalers and distributors can also benefit from using a professional magnifier, as anyone who buys and sells jewelry will need to critically evaluate the quality of a wide variety of materials. The high-magnification, precision optics available in Bausch + Lomb Professional Magnifiers make it easy to identify the visual cues of well-made jewelry and materials.

JK Findings' line of Bausch + Lomb Professional Magnifiers includes some of their most popular models. The 10X Coddington Magnifier (item 88816131) is a compact magnifier perfect for everyday use. The 10X Coddington uses a single thick lens with a central groove diaphragm for sharp, crisp images. A swing-away, nickel-plated case protects the lens and serves as a handle. The 10X Hastings Triplet (item 88816171) and 14X Hastings Triplet (item 88816175) also have swing-away case designs but incorporate three separate lenses, bonded together to form a compound lens providing sharp, very distinct magnified images without distortion. Both Hastings Triplet models feature a black anti-reflective coating on the sides of the lenses to reduce unwanted glare. Finally, JK Findings offers two models of Watchmaker's Loupes. Bausch + Lomb Watchmaker's Loupes and accessories have long been the industry standard. The Watchmaker's Loupe design features a cone-shaped base with a high-polish black finish. The smooth base and lightweight design allow the user to comfortably wear the loupe in their eye like a monocle, freeing up both hands for working. Bausch + Lomb Watchmaker's Loupes are available in 10X (item 88814170) and 4X (item 88814173) magnifications.

Our line of Bausch + Lomb Professional Magnifiers can be found in the Tools section of our website. If you have questions or would like to know more about Bausch + Lomb Professional Magnifiers, contact your sales representative or customer service representative, use the Contact Us page of our website, or use the live chat feature on our website.

JK Findings is committed to bringing you the products you need and the service you expect. If you need assistance or have a suggestion for how we can better serve you, please do not hesitate to ask.

 

Now Hiring at JK Findings

June 18, 2020

The success of JK Findings' business is dependent on our hard-working and talented staff. In order to expand our capabilities and keep up with rising demand we are looking to hire in several key positions:

At JK Findings, we offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package. If you are interested in a position with JK Findings, please email our Human Resources department. New opportunities are continuously arising at JK Findings, so be sure to check our Careers Page frequently for new job openings.

 

JK Findings Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Update

May 18, 2020

JK Findings is open and operating under the Reopen New York Phase 1 Guidance. To ensure the safety of our employees and customers, we have developed a detailed COVID-19 Safety Plan including social distancing protocols, providing proper PPE for employees, establishing strict cleaning procedures, and screening individuals as they enter the building.

The past weeks have been challenging yet, with our dedicated staff, we have been able to continue servicing our customers. We will continue to have our Customer Service and Sales teams working remotely to assist you with your orders and as always our web site is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to check stock and place orders.

Over the next few weeks, depending on your business location, markets will begin slowly reopening. We understand the challenges this creates as you balance the safety of your customers and employees with the desire to restart your business. We are prepared to meet your needs and stand by to assist you during this transition period.

Our goal is to help you by providing the quality and service you've counted on from JK Findings for over 45 years.

 

Latitude 27 Capital Acquires JK Findings

May 7, 2020

SARASOTA, FL,

Latitude 27 Capital, LLC, a private investment firm that supports small and middle market companies, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the assets of JK Jewelry, Inc. (dba "JK Findings"), a 45-year-old global designer, manufacturer and wholesaler of jewelry components, also known as findings. John Kaupp, the Founder and CEO of JK Findings, will retire as CEO and remain as an equity investor and Board member in the newly formed JK Acquisition, LLC.

Tim Tevens, Managing Director of Latitude27 Capital, said "We see clear strategic growth paths in both product and market expansion that will fuel the future growth and success of JK Findings. Given the size and breadth of this niche market and our long-term expectations, we believe with this acquisition we will achieve out-sized returns for our investors."

JK Findings was founded in 1975 as a wholesaler of jewelry findings, and is headquartered in Rochester, NY, with a sales office in Hong Kong. Given the poor quality and service from existing suppliers, Mr. Kaupp decided to insource the manufacturing process to better control supply chain quality and produce more innovative product offerings. Over its long history, Mr. Kaupp built JK Findings into an industry leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality jewelry findings, renowned for its excellent customer service. In addition, he developed a strong management team, including 20-year veteran, Joni Lucas. Mrs. Lucas, who has held the combined positions of chief financial officer and chief operating officer of JK Findings for the last 14 years, will succeed Mr. Kaupp as chief executive officer.

"I am pleased to lead this company to its next phase of growth and work closely with our new owners, Latitude 27 Capital. Jim and Tim bring a wealth of knowledge to further advance the creativity, operational efficiencies and strong customer focus of our JK Findings team, and to drive the opportunity for even greater expansion. Given Jim and Tim's leadership experience with larger and more global manufacturing companies, I believe they will help us achieve our long-term, global growth goals," said Joni Lucas, CEO of JK Findings.

Jim Westman, Managing Director of Latitude27 Capital, added, "We are pleased to be partnering with Joni and her team at JK Findings to continue the excellent work that John Kaupp began many years ago. We are also excited that John has invested in the new company and that we will continue to benefit from his many years of industry experience through his service on our Board of Directors."

Debt capital to fund the purchase of JK Findings was provided by TCF Capital Funding and Route 2 Capital Partners. "It was a pleasure to work with both TCF and Route 2 Capital Partners," noted Jim Westman. "The principals in both of these organizations are industry veterans with long track records of success in financing middle market transactions."

About Latitude 27 Capital, LLC
Latitude 27 Capital, LLC was founded in 2018 in Sarasota, FL, to invest in or acquire dynamic, small and middle-market companies with particular interest in opportunities that allow us to partner with owners and management teams to improve operating performance, open new markets and increase shareholder value. We will leverage our extensive business background to aid these companies achieve above normal strategic revenue and profit growth, with consideration towards prudent use of capital. In general, we focus on manufacturing, value-added distribution and service companies that have meaningful barriers to entry, a strong improvement-oriented culture and excellent market position. Generally, we are looking for companies with EBITDA in the range of $2 million to $5 million and will consider management buyouts, ownership transitions and targeted growth financing. Our view is that of a long-term equity investor and strategic partner. Please see www.latitude27capital.com for more information.

Contacts:
Tim Tevens, Managing Director
Jim Westman, Managing Director
Phone: 941-316-4192
Email: info@latitude27capital.com
 

 

JK Findings Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

April 27, 2020

JK Findings continues to operate under the terms of the "New York State on PAUSE" executive order for the protection of our employees and their families with our Customer Service and Sales teams working remotely to assist you with your orders.

Our current service levels are as follows:

  • Orders - We continue to process and ship orders including online orders as well as orders that are sent to our Customer Service or Sales team.
  • Web Site - Our web site is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to check stock and place orders.

Over the next few weeks, depending on your business location, markets will begin slowly reopening. We understand the challenges this creates as you balance the safety of your customers and employees with the desire to restart your business. We are prepared to meet your needs and stand by to assist you during this transition period.

Our goal is to help you by providing the quality and service you've counted on from JK Findings for over 45 years.