Last week, news broke that Swatch Group was pulling out of Baselworld 2019. By the end of the week, the CEO of Baselworld’s management company had resigned.
New York—Here are five jewelry news stories from the week of July 30 that should not be missed.

1. Swatch Group Pulls Out of Baselworld
The exit was a major blow to the flailing watch and jewelry trade show.

2. CEO of Baselworld’s Management Company Resigns
René Kamm stepped down in the wake of Swatch Group’s withdrawal from the 2019 edition of the watch and jewelry trade show.

3. Muzo’s Efforts to Expand Emerald Appreciation
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator caught up with the Colombian miner about its new designer collaborations.

4. The RealReal Opens Its Second Store
It is located in Los Angeles and includes a men’s shop.

5. Report: US Retailers Are Top Targets for Data Breaches
According to the 2018 Thales Data Threat Report, U.S. retailers experienced twice as many IT security breaches than other retailers worldwide last year.

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