This retail sector mostly sells jewellery pieces and watches purchased from Australian or international manufacturers and wholesalers.
Some retailers manufacture part of their product range or special orders for customers. About 1,365 South Australians are employed in the sector - with more than half working in small businesses with less than 20 employees.
Often jewellery stores will sell other gift lines - especially silver products - but also tableware, glassware and clocks. Some jewellery retail businesses will sell second hand goods and offer a repair service but generally the products are sent away from the retail premises to be fixed. Australians spend almost $3.5 billion a year in 4,500 jewellery outlets.
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