LIGHTHOUSE POINT, Fla., May 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- J.R. Dunn Jewelers received the 2015 LUXURY Retailer of the Year Award during the annual jewelry shows in Las Vegas, NV, in recognition of its dedication and innovation in enhancing the jewelry shopping experience. Throughout their more than four and a half decades of professional history, J.R. Dunn Jewelers has provided caring and personalized service.
"Jim, Sean and I are deeply honored to have been named the 2015 Luxury Retailer of the Year, particularly from a field of such high-level competition," said co-owner Ann Marie Dunn. "We share this award with our clients, friends, and work family."
Jim and Ann Marie Dunn started the business in 1969, and now run J.R. Dunn Jewelers in Lighthouse Point, FL with their son, Sean Dunn.
The Dunns broke new ground as one of the first mom and pop retail jewelers to enter the eCommerce arena more than 10 years ago, joining luxury department stores like Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue in selling designer jewelry like Roberto Coin and John Hardy online. This action challenged the status quo, and Sean was considered a bit of a renegade by industry peers when JRDunn.com launched. He credits his parents with giving him the latitude to experiment online and really grow the customer base to a national level. J.R. Dunn Jewelers' online operation shares the same campus with the retail showroom giving it an omni-channel presence. Today, the website has gained the support of many luxury brands that were initially hesitant of its efforts.
JRDunn.com continues to be a growing channel that features more than 8,000 products online where clients can enjoy zoom photography and utilize custom comparison tools, helping them make informed buying decisions.
"I'm extremely humbled and grateful to have such enthusiastic support from our clients, local community and a jury of our industry peers," said Sean Dunn. "We couldn't have edged out Warren Buffet's Borsheims Fine Jewelry and the other competition without them! We will continue to explore new directions and try new things."
LUXURY, part of JCK Events, connects upscale jewelry retailers with high-end manufacturers and designers. JCK is the jewelry industry's leading authority, providing news, trends and analyses for independent jewelry retailers.
The family owned and operated J.R. Dunn Jewelers has been in business for more than 46 years. Two generations work side-by-side to bring the best in selection and customer service to south Florida. It is not uncommon for J.R. Dunn to sell an engagement ring and wedding band to second and third generations – the sons and grandsons of long-established clients. The 8,000-square-foot showroom serves clients in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and West Palm Beach.
SOURCE J.R. Dunn Jewelers