Coronavirus


A Guide to the Online Resources Available to the Industry

March 30, 2020
A roundup of the education, benefits and other online assistance programs trade organizations are creating or making available.

Gem Legacy Raising Emergency Funds for Students

March 30, 2020
Two school closings in Tanzania and Kenya amid coronavirus has left more than 250 kids at risk of malnutrition without government-sponsored lunches.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

March 27, 2020
Store closures, the RapNet row, auction house updates and more.

How the Big Jewelers Are Weathering the Coronavirus

March 27, 2020
From store closures to employee benefits, here’s how U.S. specialty jewelers are handling business in the midst of COVID-19.

MK Diamonds’ Julio Ramirez Dies at 43

March 27, 2020
He succumbed to an undiagnosed illness with symptoms similar to the coronavirus.

Kering, LVMH Offer Masks, Hand Sanitizer to Combat Coronavirus

March 26, 2020
The luxury titans are converting production facilities to produce medical supplies as their home countries of Italy and France face the coronavirus pandemic.

Alrosa Is Selling Its Big Rough Diamonds Online

March 26, 2020
Due to travel restrictions put in place because of COVID-19, the miner is offering its specials and 3D scans with data online.

Jewelry Designers’ Production Grinds to a Halt in NYC, Los Angeles

March 25, 2020
Meanwhile, international production is turning into a saving grace.

Retail Orgs Urge Federal Help in Letter to White House

March 25, 2020
JA, JVC and WJA were among ninety organizations asking for the swift passage of a stimulus package to keep businesses afloat amid the coronavirus crisis.

Companies Pull Goods off RapNet in Droves After Price Cut

March 24, 2020
Mobilized via Instagram, hundreds of companies have removed their diamonds from the trading platform in protest.

Coach’s Corner: A Call for Togetherness

March 24, 2020
Columnist Pat Henneberry shares her thoughts on how members of the jewelry industry can support each other during these difficult times.

InStore Announces Webinars on Managing Crisis

March 24, 2020
Speakers will address handling physical inventory, improving digital marketing and the logistics of reducing hours and staff in the time of COVID-19.

CBG, JIS Push Jewelry Trade Shows Back to Fall

March 24, 2020
The American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute also has postponed its Time-Con event.

Signet Temporarily Closes All North American Stores

March 23, 2020
The retailer’s employees will be paid through April 4, but may soon face reduced hours and pay as the coronavirus weighs on the company’s balance sheet.

Here’s How the Auction Houses Are Responding to Coronavirus

March 23, 2020
A rundown on which jewelry and watch auctions have been postponed, which are taking place online, and how the houses are operating.

JA Has a Series of Coronavirus-Related Webinars Coming Up

March 23, 2020
Education topics include employment law, forming deeper bonds with consumers in an emergency and a variety of legal issues pertaining to COVID-19.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

March 20, 2020
This is how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the jewelry industry so far.

On Data: 10 Tips for Coping with Coronavirus Fallout

March 20, 2020
In this special edition of On Data, Sherry Smith talks virtually connecting with customers and compiling a cheat sheet for employees on available resources.

Store Security, Safe Teleworking in the Time of COVID-19

March 19, 2020
Every single piece of merchandise needs to be stored out of sight, and computer systems need to have adequate protection, JSA says.

Pandora Closes US Stores as COVID-19 Escalates

March 19, 2020
The jeweler also has scrapped its previously stated financial guidance in the wake of the pandemic.
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