Coronavirus


Hamilton Jewelers to Hold Auction to Support its Community

April 20, 2020
The retailer is sponsoring an online auction to raise funds for small businesses in Princeton, New Jersey impacted by COVID-19.

The Paycheck Protection Program Is Out of Money, For Now

April 17, 2020
An additional $250 billion is on the table, but lawmakers have yet to come to an agreement.

LVMH’s First-Quarter Sales Fall 17%

April 17, 2020
The watches & jewelry division was among the hardest hit, with sales dropping 26 percent.

Royal Chain Has a New Rainbow Collection

April 16, 2020
It’s inspired by children’s rainbow artwork posted in their windows during quarantine.

Bob’s Watches Launches Affiliate Program for Independents

April 16, 2020
“Partners in Time” was created to provide retailers with incremental revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

African Gem Fair Rescheduled for the Fall

April 16, 2020
The Africa Gem Exhibition and Conference, originally slated for July in Zambia, will now be held from Oct. 1 to 3.

March Retail Sales Plunge, Marking Biggest Decline on Record

April 15, 2020
With businesses closed and consumers staying at home, U.S. retail sales posted a steep decline last month.

Squirrel Spotting: What Will Retail Look Like After COVID-19?

April 14, 2020
Consumers will return to physical stores, writes Peter Smith, and jewelers need to be ready for them.

Phillips Announces New Auction Dates

April 14, 2020
Its spring jewelry sales were postponed due to coronavirus concerns.

Diamond Dealer Manny Gordon Dies of COVID-19

April 13, 2020
The Brooklyn native and founder of Manny Gordon Trading was 79.

De Beers, Tiffany Among Those Donating Millions to COVID-19 Relief

April 13, 2020
A few of the major players in the jewelry industry have given large sums of money. Here’s where the money is going.

New Jewelry Conference Welcomes Couch Potatoes

April 13, 2020
“The Couch Conference” is a two-day virtual event for retailers looking for guidance on how to weather the COVID-19 crisis.

Hong Kong Trade Shows Rescheduled Again

April 10, 2020
They’re moved to August, but the Hong Kong Trade Development Council is holding a virtual expo through April.

Baselworld’s Future Uncertain as Exhibitors Revolt Over Refund Policy

April 9, 2020
Brands are threatening to leave the show en masse unless they get their money back for 2020.

Tiffany, LVMH Deal Hits a Snag

April 9, 2020
Australian regulators need more time to review LVMH’s acquisition of Tiffany & Co. as the coronavirus pandemic slows down operations.

7 Tips for Working From Home Right Now

April 7, 2020
How to schedule your day, make sure you don’t burn out and other recommendations from those who’ve done it before.

Queen Elizabeth II Dons Turquoise and Diamond Brooch for Speech

April 7, 2020
The historic broadcast called for an equally historic jewel.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

April 3, 2020
Three major trade shows are called off, thousands of retail workers are furloughed, and one retailer spreads hope.

What Should You Watch? Start With These Jewelry Films

April 3, 2020
From “Suspicion” to an 80-carat yellow diamond, Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff wants to help you fill your free time with some solid films that include good jewelry.

Jeweler Support Network Launches COVID-19 Survey

April 3, 2020
The new resource wants to get a baseline of how trade businesses are operating and how it can help.
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