Kenneth M. Gassman, Jr.

Ken Gassman is a veteran of 20 years on Wall Street. As a Retail & Consumer Analyst, he worked with national U.S. retailers including Wal-Mart, Lowe’s Companies, Circuit City, and others. In addition, he worked very closely with companies in the jewelry industry including Kay Jewelers, Zale Corporation, Movado, Lazare Kaplan, and others, both in the U.S. and worldwide.

As President and Founder of the Jewelry Industry Research Institute, Ken focuses exclusively on the global jewelry and diamond industry, particularly at the consumer level. He has authored two major publications on the jewelry industry for financial investors.

Ken has been quoted in major financial trade publications such as the Wall Street Journal and Business Week. In addition, major newspapers such as the New York Times and the Washington Post also have quoted him.

Ken travels extensively around the world, consulting with industry executives and others interested in learning more about the global jewelry industry. He also spends time in shopping malls worldwide studying jewelry retailing.

Ken’s research is published by IDEX Online.

Global Mobile Phone: +1.804.347.2395


The Jewelry Industry Research Institute is not supported by any industry associations. It is an independent research and consulting practice. Its opinions are solely those of Ken Gassman. Ken owns 100 shares of every publicly held jewelry and diamond stock around the world. As a shareholder, he has access to the company that a non-shareholder may be denied.