Coronavirus


Bob Sears Siragusa, Beloved Mentor to Many, Dies at 72

May 20, 2020
He brought Maurice Lacroix to the United States and spent more than a decade as president of the U.S. market for the Swiss watch brand.

GIA Resumes Operations at 5 Labs After COVID-19 Shutdowns

May 20, 2020
The labs in Antwerp, Carlsbad, Gaborone, Johannesburg and Tokyo are open with modified schedules and limited capacities.

JA New York Cancels August Show

May 19, 2020
The fall edition of JA New York will go on as scheduled, Oct. 25 to 27.

JC Penney Goes Chapter 11, Could Close 200 Stores

May 18, 2020
The department store chain filed for bankruptcy late Friday amid mounting debt and pandemic-related losses.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

May 15, 2020
Updates on jewelry trade shows, a new coronavirus relief bill is unveiled, Jared is hosting virtual weddings, and more.

10 Questions with De Beers CEO Bruce Cleaver

May 15, 2020
De Beers’ top executive speaks on India’s call for a rough import moratorium, marketing in a post-pandemic world and the resiliency of diamonds.

Richemont’s Jewelry Sales Resilient in a Rough Q4

May 15, 2020
The luxury titan behind Cartier and Van Cleef posted an 18 percent drop in quarterly sales amid the coronavirus pandemic.

5 Thoughts on Economic Recovery from NRF, IMF

May 15, 2020
In two separate reports, economists from the National Retail Federation and the International Monetary Fund discussed consumer confidence and preventing future pandemics.

2 More Organizations Make Changes to 2020 Schedule

May 14, 2020
IJO has cancelled its July show while MJSA pushed back its Expo to March 2021.

House Democrats Propose $3T Coronavirus Relief Bill

May 13, 2020
The plan includes provisions for small businesses, including changes to the Paycheck Protection Program.

Simon G. Launches E-Commerce to Support Retailers

May 13, 2020
The jewelry brand is selling direct-to-consumer on its website, with profits going to the retail partner closest to the customer.

JA Opens Registration, Announces Agenda for Convention

May 13, 2020
Jewelers of America’s Virtual National Convention is slated for May 26 to 28.

Jared Now Pronounces You Virtually Married

May 13, 2020
The jeweler will host virtual weddings for 1,000 couples whose ceremonies have been postponed due to the coronavirus.

How 16 Designers Are Driving Consumer Interest During COVID-19

May 12, 2020
Essential Jewelry Collective is an Instagram account dedicated to promoting the designers’ work.

Squirrel Spotting: Life in Lockdown

May 11, 2020
In his latest column, Peter Smith muses about “Taxi Driver,” a condescending conversation, and what jewelers can learn from his dentist.

Melee Postpones August Jewelry Trade Show

May 11, 2020
It has been rescheduled for October.

Stuller Reopens Louisiana Headquarters, Resumes Operations

May 8, 2020
The supplier has reduced the number of associates working on-site while others continue to work remotely.

Neiman Marcus Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

May 7, 2020
The luxury department store chain succumbed to its mounting debt and the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Baselworld Cancels 2021 Show, Adjusts Refunds for 2020

May 7, 2020
MCH Group said it is looking into “new platforms” for the watch and jewelry show.

Report: Lord & Taylor To Liquidate Stores Upon Reopening

May 7, 2020
The nearly 200-year-old retailer may close its 38 department stores after the liquidation sales, according to Reuters.
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