For over 60 years,The Kingswood Company has been the leading innovator in high-quality, private-label jewelry care products. Today, we bring you superior customer service; sophisticated packaging that will define your brand; and private-label jewelry cleaners and polishing cloths that are unparalleled in look and function. In fact, we were chosen by COUTURE, the premiere trade show for luxury jewelry and timepieces held annually in Las Vegas, as the exclusive jewelry cleaner of the event and the sponsor of the Sparkle + Shine Lounge.
When you place your logo on our elegant jars and polishing cloths, you create a product that gets noticed by your customers. With many combinations of formulas, jar and lid colors, and polishing cloth and ink colors, each jar and polishing cloth we produce can be customized to best reflect your brand identity. And our unique focus on jewelry care education allows us to assist you and your team in teaching your customers how best to care for their cherished jewelry.
Companies of all sizes and types choose The Kingswood Company for their private-label jewelry care line. Our customers range from retailers and distributors to manufacturers and designers; from national chains to independent retailers and internet storefronts; from luxury brands to discount retailers. Our unparalleled customization options allow you to design a product that is unique to your brand, your image, your store. And our tested, trade-secret formulas ensure that the cleaners and polishing cloths you offer your customers will keep their jewelry sparkling just like the day they purchased it from you.
Our products, combined with your label, mean sparkling results for your customers.
To offer the highest quality private-label jewelry care products in the market, combining the most effective formulas with the most beautiful and customizable packaging.
To offer exceptional customer service to every customer, every day, every time.
To offer our employees a rewarding, exciting and stimulating opportunity to utilize their skills to contribute to our team’s success, and to foster a culture built on hard work, commitment and citizenship.
To do all of the above profitably and responsibly, in order to ensure our future viability and success.
The Kingswood Company is committed to manufacturing exceptional jewelry care products that allow you to create an exclusive jewelry care line that reflects your brand. Ours are the most effective formulas in the market, have stood the test of time, and are distributed worldwide. We are also committed to conducting business in an environmentally sustainable manner, and our products are Made in the U.S.A.
At The Kingswood Company, we foster a culture built on hard work, commitment and citizenship. That is why we are committed not only to producing a superior product, but also to giving back to our community and our customers. Our employees are involved in a number of organizations that make meaningful impact on our local community. In addition, we provide financial support to organizations like Women’s Jewelry Association and Jewelers for Children.
We are also committed to reducing our environmental impact, which affects all communities worldwide. Our Fine Jewelry Cleaner and Gentle Jewelry Cleaner have always been non-toxic and biodegradable. And our new Natural Jewelry Cleaner is all-botanical and naturally derived. But we realize that there is more to sustainability than buzz words. Following is a summary of where we are focusing our efforts and making strides to do even more.
Nearly one hundred percent of our suppliers are based in the United States. This is a win for our national economy and the planet. Buying raw materials from local suppliers results in fewer road miles traveled for the materials to get to our production facility in Ohio. We specifically seek out local and regional suppliers for heavy materials such as corrugate and chemicals. When we do buy from national sources, we work to ensure that inbound shipments are consolidated and utilize back-haul shipping lanes to conserve fuel usage.
When it comes to packaging, we believe that less is more. In 2006, before many companies were even focused on green initiatives, The Kingswood Company introduced a new jar design that uses significantly less plastic. This change alone saves over 25,000 pounds of plastic each year and results in less fuel used to transport both raw materials and our final product.
In addition to reducing the amount of plastic we use, we are also committed to utilizing as much recycled material as possible in our jars, caps, baskets and brushes. We also source our corrugate from suppliers that use recycled waste in their manufacturing process. And we remain hopeful that our customers also reuse and recycle the boxes and plastics that they receive from us!
Community Partnership (Reuse)
While The Kingswood Company has worked hard to improve environmental sustainability for many years, until recently that work really focused on the Recycle and Reduce portions of the waste hierarchy. In 2013, we added Reuse to the mix. By partnering with a local moving and storage company, roughly 2,500 pounds of cardboard which we used to recycle is now being reused as moving and storage boxes.
Corporate Office (Recycle)
The Kingswood Company practices a variety of energy-saving strategies in our corporate and production facility, including ensuring that lights, computers, and heating and cooling systems are off when the office is not in use.
The recycling program we instituted in 2009 reduced manufacturing waste by over 65 percent. And our employees are encouraged to use public transportation and carpooling to and from work.
The benefits of working with The Kingswood Company do not end when your product line arrives in your store. We offer a variety of additional services to ensure that you get the most from your private-label jewelry care line.
We want you to get the most from your private-label jewelry care line. To that end, we provide services beyond design and manufacturing of your product to help you best leverage the investment you are making.
Do you want images of your gorgeous, customized jewelry care line for your website or social media? Our talented team can provide Photography services for you.
Our Education services include information on care and cleaning of jewelry designed for you to share with your customers. We offer customized content on cleaning a wide variety of jewelry for use in your website, as well as blog posts on care, cleaning, hot trends and more for your use on social media.
A private-label jewelry care line allows your sales associates to build a relationship with customers through jewelry care education. We offer training for your sales team to teach them how best to connect with their customers through jewelry care and cleaning.
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. and a leading advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs. WBENC certification validates that a business is at least 51 percent owned controlled, operated and managed by a woman or women. The world-class certification standard is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations, including many of the Fortune 100, as well as America’s most prestigious brands and governmental entities. The Kingswood Company has been certified as a women-owned business since 2006, and is actively involved in its local chapter.
The Kingswood Company has been certified as a women-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) since 2006. And, starting this year, we are offering the option to place the WBENC Women Owned logo on private-label products we manufacture. The Women Owned program raises awareness of female entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses, making it easier for consumers to identify and support businesses that are at least 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by one or more women.
The Kingswood Company is the exclusive jewelry cleaner of The COUTURE Show and sponsor of the Sparkle + Shine Lounge. COUTURE Las Vegas, held annually at the luxurious Wynn Resort, is the most exclusive and intimate destination for the luxury jewelry and timepiece market. Catering to an elite community of renowned heritage brands, emerging design talent, the finest retailers and award-winning media from around the globe, COUTURE is the premier event where the jewelry industry gathers to connect, collaborate and conduct business.
The Plumb Club
The Kingswood Company was selected for exclusive membership in the The Plumb Club in 2017. Founded in 1983, the club is a unique coalition of leading, responsible and important suppliers spanning all facets of the jewelry, diamond and watch industries. The purpose of the organization is to connect its members and their customers and help shape the future of the jewelry industry. The Plumb Club’s membership accounts for a significant percentage of the domestic fine jewelry market.
Women’s Jewelry Association
Over the years, the Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) has reached out to the jewelry industry to foster professional skills with programs and workshops to encourage young women with its Scholarship Fund. With Regional Chapters and a strong national leadership, the association and its committees strive to play a relevant role in the lives of its members and the vitality of the jewelry industry. The Kingswood Company is highlighted as a supporter of WJA by hosting an annual member event at the COUTURE show in Las Vegas.
American Gem Society
The American Gem Society (AGS) was established in 1934 with a vision to create an association of fine jewelry professionals dedicated to setting and maintaining the highest possible standards of business ethics and professionalism in the jewelry industry. As a member for many decades, The Kingswood Company joins an exclusive number of companies who hold a reputation for unquestioned integrity in the business community and are operated in a way that will enhance the confidence of the public in the jewelry industry. Members are committed to ethics, knowledge and consumer protection.
Private Label Manufacturers Association
The Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) is the industry trade association representing more than 4000 member companies around the globe. Founded in 1979, in the US, PLMA now provides member services to manufacturers in more than 70 countries, with members ranges from multinational corporations to small family-owned companies.
American Chemical Society
The American Chemical Society (ACS) was founded in 1876 as a congressionally chartered independent membership organization. Today, it is the world’s largest scientific society, with a mission to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people. The Kingswood Company has been a contributing member since 2007.
Jewelers Board of Trade
Established in 1884, The Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) is a non-profit trade association whose primary function is to compile and disseminate accurate and reliable credit information among its members as to the financial standing, credit history and background of dealers of jewelry and related products. The Kingswood Company has been an Interchange Member since 2011, offering additional support and insights to the industry.
Kristie Nicolosi is the President and CEO of The Kingswood Company, the industry’s leading supplier of private-label jewelry care products. After acquiring the business in 2005, Nicolosi channeled a life-long love of jewelry into re-energizing the company’s offerings. With business savvy, a creative eye and a dedication to offering customers the most customizable product line, Nicolosi has added new jewelry cleaning formulas and a wide array of new packaging options. Expanded design capabilities allow customers to create a line of products in keeping with their brand, while improving sell-through and brand recognition. Nicolosi has also expanded the company’s distribution channels from almost exclusively retail jewelers to manufacturers, direct sales, pawn stores and international distribution.
In addition to offering the most effective and beautiful jewelry care products in the market, Nicolosi travels extensively both nationally and internationally to keep up with the latest trends in the jewelry industry and to share her expertise in jewelry care, cleaning and education. A frequent contributor to publications such as In Store, Martha Stewart Weddings, the American Gem Society’s Spectra, the American Gem Trade Association’s Prism and more, Nicolosi also shares her knowledge and insights in her own blog #cleanjewelry and through Facebook and Twitter.
Throughout her career, Nicolosi has been active in organizations and efforts to support and mentor women. She is a member of the International Board of Directors of the Women’s Jewelry Association; a long-time board member and supporter of The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio; and is an active supporter of The Women’s Book, the Junior League of Columbus, the United Way and the Columbus College of Art & Design. She is also a three-time nominee of the Women’s Jewelry Association’s prestigious Awards for Excellence.
As CEO, Nicolosi has committed The Kingswood Company to sustainability and reduction of its environmental footprint. A redesign of the company’s jars reduced plastic use by 25,000 pounds per year. A focus on using a domestic supply chain is a win for both the local economy and the environment. And a partnership with a local moving company has resulted in roughly 2,500 pounds of cardboard boxes being reused rather than recycled annually.
Prior to acquiring The Kingswood Company, Nicolosi had a successful career in the financial services industry, serving clients at both Ernst & Young and Fifth Third Bank. She is a 1994 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and holds an active CPA license in Ohio. A lifelong devotee of beautiful jewelry, Nicolosi finds personal joy and satisfaction working in the industry. Nicolosi lives in the historic German Village area of Columbus, Ohio with her daughter, Eva.