The locations of jewelry businesses can vary from a designer’s home, to Main Street, to an office on 47th Street in New York.
To the general public, however, jewelry businesses are often synonymous with one type of location in particular: shopping malls. The main square of a shopping center usually has at least one corner devoted to jewelry and, in larger malls, stores can be found on multiple levels.
While larger chains usually occupy this real estate because they can better afford the high cost of rent, many independent jewelers locate their businesses in strip malls to lessen the burden of owning their own property.
Intuition would tell you that these locations are less prone to crime than a home-based business, standalone property, or office in a jewelry or diamond district. Unfortunately, when it comes to jewelry store security, that’s far from the truth.