Coronavirus


How Independent Jewelers Are Coping During COVID-19

April 2, 2020
We combined the results of a recent Jewelers of America survey with interviews to paint a picture of how independent jewelers are handling the shutdown.

After Closing Stores, Signet Furloughs Employees

April 2, 2020
It joins a growing number of retailers doing so as stores remain shuttered in an attempt to contain COVID-19.

With Jewelry Production Halted, Metal Refiner Finds Use for Its Gold

April 2, 2020
United Precious Metal Refining is delivering its gold to a metal futures market and medical equipment manufacturers.

Couture Is Cancelled for 2020

April 1, 2020
AGTA GemFair and the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show also have been called off this year.

5 Things Retailers Should Know About the Stimulus Bill

April 1, 2020
The CARES Act will provide $2 trillion in aid to keep businesses afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.

Appraisal Organizations to Discuss COVID-19 Concerns in Webinar

April 1, 2020
Three experts will delve into considerations when valuing personal property assets during a crisis.

5 Tips on Public Relations During a Crisis From an Expert

March 31, 2020
Now is not the time to stop communicating, says Cindy Krupp.

De Beers’ Third Sight of the Year Is Canceled

March 31, 2020
It was scheduled to take place this week in Gaborone, Botswana.

Gemfields Suspends Gemstone Auctions Amid COVID-19

March 31, 2020
It also provided an update on its mining, exploration and retail operations across the world.

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.
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