Coronavirus


Kentucky Jeweler Reaches Out to Local Restaurants

January 22, 2021
St. John & Myers Diamonds and Fine Jewelry in Lexington, Kentucky is encouraging fellow small businesses to frequent struggling restaurants.

AGA Opens Registration for 2021 Virtual Conference

January 7, 2021
Details about the four sessions over the two-day event are also now available.

Retail Rewind: The Year of Chapter 11

December 22, 2020
From Neiman Marcus to Lord & Taylor, here’s a look back at the biggest bankruptcies of the year and where the retailers are now.

IJO Cancels Spring Conference

December 18, 2020
It will instead host a virtual event in February but still plans to hold its August conference in Kansas City.

JVC Takes Its 2021 Annual Event Digital

December 16, 2020
Slated for Jan. 8, it will include networking, new initiatives, and a spotlight on five “leaders in leisure.”

Bipartisan Lawmakers Propose $908B COVID Relief Bill

December 15, 2020
The two-part bill would give $300 billion to the Paycheck Protection Program but does not include stimulus checks.

Natural History Museum Postpones Gem Hall Opening

December 10, 2020
New York’s American Museum of Natural History is pushing the opening of its redesigned gem gallery to spring 2021.

AGS Conclave, Hong Kong Gem and Jewelry Shows Postponed

December 9, 2020
Originally planned for April and March, the events have fallen victim to the global pandemic.

AGA Releases Details for Virtual Conference

December 8, 2020
It will feature four gemological education sessions over two days, Feb. 16 and 17, 2021.

NCDIA Going With Volunteer Board of Directors for 2021

December 8, 2020
Alan Bronstein will lead the organization as president, joined by a vice president and one director.

Strong Start Has Jewelers Hopeful for the Holidays

December 3, 2020
See what the 12 independent jewelers interviewed by National Jeweler had to say about Thanksgiving weekend sales, their bestsellers and how the pandemic has changed their businesses.

AGTA Cancels 2021 Tucson GemFair

December 2, 2020
The Pima County Health Department denied the organization’s application to hold the event in February due to the ongoing pandemic.

AGA: There Will Be No 2021 Bonanno Award

November 23, 2020
The association’s annual Tucson conference, meanwhile, will go virtual.

Geneva Watch Show Pivots to Online-Only Format

November 20, 2020
Watches & Wonders Geneva canceled its in-person show slated for April 2021, while the show formerly known as Baselworld is still set to go on.

How It Started/How It’s Going at My Store

November 13, 2020
Watch National Jeweler reunite with three retailers interviewed at the start of the pandemic to talk about then vs. now and the holiday season ahead.

ASM and the COVID-19 Impact

November 12, 2020
The pandemic slowed activity for a majority of the market and left the most vulnerable sectors of the colored stone supply chain in a dire situation.

AGTA Says Tucson GemFair 2021 Is a Go, For Now

November 9, 2020
The American Gem Trade Association will implement several health and safety protocols at the trade show, which is slated for Feb. 2-7.

JVC Co-Hosting Webinar on How Not To Get Sued

November 6, 2020
The Jewelers Vigilance Committee and Greenwald Doherty will talk about safety issues related to COVID-19, the legalities of layoffs and more.

PA Jeweler Brings People ‘Together’ With New Collection

November 5, 2020
A pair of earrings in the line from T. Foster & Co. just won an AGTA Spectrum Award.

Pushed by Pandemic, 2 Mall Owners File Chapter 11

November 3, 2020
CBL Properties and the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust both filed for bankruptcy Sunday.
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