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.

Jewellery & Gem WORLD Hong KongJewellery & Gem WORLD Hong Kong
13-17 September 2020
Airport Asia World Expo
Hong Kong
Airport AWE Hall 1 Booth 1Q16

 

JK Findings News

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.

 

New Product from JK Findings

April 2, 2020

1/20 14K Gold Filled Round Wire Post Earrings

1/20 14K Gold Filled Cable Chain Ear Jackets

1/20 14K Gold Filled Cable Chain Ear Jackets (Ear Stud Chains)

1/20 14K gold filled 2.0" 1025 cable chain ear jackets (ear stud chains) available with chain only or with 4.0mm bead. Connect posts or any other earrings that will attach via the 1.5mm (0.060") inner diameter jump rings.

View New GF Ear Jacket

View New GF Ear Jacket with Bead

 

1/20 14K Gold Filled Bar Post Earring

1/20 14K Gold Filled Bar Post Earring

Post Specifications: 21ga (0.029" / 0.74mm) wire diameter and 9.5mm (0.375") length. Bar specifications: 18ga (0.040" / 1.0mm) wire diameter and 10.0mm (0.395") length.

View New GF Bar Post Earring

 

1/20 14K Gold Filled Chevron Rings with CZ

1/20 14K Gold Filled Chevron Rings with CZ EXPANDED SERIES

1/20 14K gold filled chevron rings with 2.0mm AAA CZs available in sizes 5, 6, 7, and 8. All sizes now available in a full line of birthstone colors plus black.

View New GF Chevron Rings with CZ

14K Gold Hammered Stacking Rings

14K Gold Hammered Stacking Rings

14K gold hammered stacking rings available in sizes 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.

View New Gold Hammered Stacking Rings

 

1/20 14K Gold Filled or .925 Silver Interlocking Rings

1/20 14K Gold Filled or .925 Silver Interlocking Rings EXPANDED SERIES

Interlocking rings (12.0mm & 8.0mm) available in 1/20 14K gold filled or .925 silver.

View New GF Interlocking Rings

View New Silver Interlocking Rings

 

1/20 14K Gold Filled Jump Rings

1/20 14K Gold Filled Jump Rings EXPANDED SERIES

1/20 14K gold filled 18 gauge (0.040" / 1.0mm) jump rings are now available in two new sizes: 15mm (0.598") and 20mm (0.795").

View New GF 15mm Jump Ring

View New GF 20mm Jump Ring

 

 

1/20 14K Gold Filled Stardust Beads

1/20 14K Gold Filled Stardust Beads EXPANDED SERIES

1/20 14K gold filled 8.0mm stardust beads in five styles: 5 stardust wave bead, 4 stardust flower bead, 3 stardust heart bead, sandblast & stardust clover bead (now reduced price & lower MOQ), stardust stripe 5 row (now reduced price). All beads have 1.8mm holes.

View New GF Stardust Beads

1/20 14K Gold Filled or .925 Silver Threaded Ball Eyepins

1/20 14K Gold Filled or .925 Silver Threaded Ball Eyepins

Threaded ball eyepins available in 1/20 14K gold filled or .925 silver. All eyepins have a 3.0mm ball and 22ga (0.025" / 0.64mm) wire size. Available in 15.0mm or 25.0mm lengths.

View New GF Threaded Ball Eyepins

View New Silver Threaded Ball Eyepins

 

 

1/20 14K Rose Gold Filled Round Disc

1/20 14K Rose Gold Filled Round Disc

1/20 14K rose gold filled 6.0mm round disc with 1.2mm hole (0.5mm thick).

View New RGF Round Disc

1/20 14K Rose Gold Filled Flat Cable Chain Footage

1/20 14K Rose Gold Filled Flat Cable Chain Footage

2505 flat cable chain available to order in 100ft spools. Link dimensions: 0.5mm x 6.5mm x 2.5mm (0.020" x 0.256" x 0.098"). 5 links per inch.

View New RGF Flat Cable Chain Footage

 

 

Stay Informed About JK Findings New Product Releases

February 28, 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: