Burnell’s Fine Jewelry Recognized As Top 50 Designer Retailer

Wichita Jeweler Brings National Award Home from JCK Las Vegas

Wichita, Kansas – Burnell’s Fine Jewelry and Design has been recognized for the second time by peers across the jewelry industry as a Top 50 Designer Retailer.  The award was presented to Burnell’s, during JCK Las Vegas, the leading jewelry industry event attended by more than 23,000 retailer stores and exhibitors from around the world.

“To have our little store in Wichita recognized for the second time as Top 50 among so many stores nationwide, is a testament to the dedication of our team and the wonderful fashion sense of our customers” said Nathan Regan, Co-General Manager at Burnell’s. “It took our breath away to have our work recognized by our peers in this way.”

Burnell’s is the only jeweler in Kansas to receive the Top 50 Designer Retailer recognition from JCK Las Vegas. The Top 50 recognition is determined by jewelry designers attending JCK who are asked to identify their top five retailers for standards of excellence in the promotion and sales of designer jewelry. The number of votes each retailer receives determines if the retailer falls within the Top 50.

About Burnell’s Fine Jewelry

Founded by Jerry Burnell in 1979, Burnell’s has garnered more than 40 state and national industry awards. Burnell’s designers and craftsmen offer a combined 140 years of knowledge and experience in making fine jewelry create beautiful fine jewelry inside the Burnell’s headquarters at 550 N. Rock Road in Wichita, Kansas. In addition, Burnell’s is the exclusive Wichita retailer for many fine jewelry and watch designers.

About JCK Las Vegas

JCK Las Vegas is the leading jewelry event in North America open to all jewelry professionals, offering exclusive buying, networking, and educational opportunities. Each year 23,000+ retailer stores and 2,300+ exhibitors from around the globe gather at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino for the jewelry industry’s most extraordinary event.

JCK Las Vegas combines a plethora of networking events and complimentary education sessions with the industry’s broadest selection of finished jewelry, gems, and timepieces.

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Burnell’s Fine Jewelry Brings Shinola Watches To Wichita

Hand Made Watches Are “Built In Detroit” And Leading A Resurgence Of Quality American Manufacturing

Wichita, Kansas Fashionable timepiece wearers can now find Shinola watches at Burnell’s Fine Jewelry and Design, the first authorized retailer in Wichita to feature this extremely popular brand of watches. Shinola watches offer both a taste of luxury and the satisfaction of supporting an Americanmade product. In fact, they are the first watches to be built at scale in the U.S. in decades.

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring this unique brand of high quality timepieces to Wichita.” Said Robin Lies, General Manager/Gemologist at Burnell’s. “It’s an honor to be selected to carry this symbol of Americanmade luxury, built right here in the U.S.A. to last well beyond a lifetime.”

Shinola offers an unmatched warranty among luxury watchmakers, every Shinola watch comes with a limited lifetime guarantee under the terms and conditions of the warranty. Shinola is able to offer this guarantee because they source watch components of exceptionally high quality and utilize a handmade production process in a stateoftheart Detroit factory. As such, you’ll feel a great sense of satisfaction in knowing your Shinola timepiece can be passed down to the next generation.

All Shinola watches are powered by a Shinola Detroitbuilt Argonite movement, made with imported parts from Switzerland. The watch faces are easily distinguishable by the Shinola wording on the front, and the back of the cases feature a Shinola inscription as well as a serial number and the phrase “built in Detroit.” Shinola watches are available with a number of variations such as a date window or a moon dial capable of tracking lunar phases. A wide range of band options is also available, including leather, nylon strap and metal bracelet.

The collection includes several different lines of analog watches that includes an assortment of bands, faces, colors and lengths. One popular line, The Runwell, features a sapphire crystal, SuperLumiNova printed dial details, a solid stainless steel case, a screwdown crown, two hands, a remote second hand and a laseretched case.

Shinola watches sell for between $475 and $1,125. Shinola operates retail stores in Detroit, New York, Washington DC and a newly opened store in London. The brand is also sold through a limited number of luxury stores such as Bloomingdales and Neiman Marcus.

Since its founding in 2011, Shinola has grown into a leading US watch manufacturer and has been a bright spot for Detroit, a story of resurrection and a return of new manufacturing to America’s manufacturing city. Shinola began with 20 employees four years ago. Today, they have more than 500, most of whom are in Detroit. The watches are built there by people using tweezers to put tiny components in place, more than 100 pieces in some watches.

And yes…the name Shinola is taken from the defunct shoe polish company that began in 1907 and gained fame during WWII for the colloquialism, “You don’t know sh*t from Shinola.”

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Wecome to our blog!

BurnellsLettermarkBlack-01We are proud to announce that Burnell’s Fine Jewelry and Design in Wichita has entered the world of blogging.  Nothing says “I love you”, “Job well done” or shows affection and appreciation like fine jewelry.  At Burnell’s our past, present and future are built on this.

We know this is a big and important decision.  We hope that you will be able to use our postings and pages to help understand the process and help you to prepare for what could be one of the biggest and most important purchases of your life.  Whether you buy your jewelry from us or someone else, we hope we have been able to help you on your journey.

If we can help, please do not hesitate to contact us at 316-634-2822 or send us an email at info@Burnells.com.  If we can’t answer your question, odds are we know someone who can.



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