Swatch Cuts Jobs, Closes Stores as Sales Slump

July 15, 2020
The Swiss watchmaker is eliminating 2,400 jobs and closing 260 locations in an effort to downsize its retail footprint.

COVID-19: Consumer Trends and Where They’ll Go from Here

July 14, 2020
A recent survey by Provoke Insights looks at online shopping vs. off, the in-store experience and consumers’ top concerns about the future.

Anna Hu Pieces Raise $300K+ to Benefit Families Impacted by COVID-19

July 14, 2020
Christie’s auctioned a necklace, earrings and ring, all set with diamonds from Russia, in an online-only sale that ended Monday.

Pandora, UNICEF Team Up on ‘One Love’ Campaign

July 13, 2020
The jewelry company will donate up to $1 million to support the charity’s mission of protecting vulnerable children and their families from the spread of COVID-19.

Pandora Raises Q2 Forecast as Sales Improve

July 10, 2020
With most of its stores reopened and traffic improving, the company is predicting a brighter-than-expected second quarter.

IJO Takes its Conference Virtual

July 10, 2020
The online event will feature several jewelry industry experts, including Ben Smithee of The Smithee Group and John Kennedy of the Jewelers Security Alliance.

Major Retailers Call for Mask Mandate

July 9, 2020
In a letter to U.S. governors, the Retail Industry Leaders Association called for a uniform approach to safety measures amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Brooks Brothers Latest Retailer To File Chapter 11

July 9, 2020
The 202-year-old company, known for its classic suits, owns the Alexis Bittar and Carolee jewelry brands.

September Hong Kong Jewelry Show Pushed Back to November

July 9, 2020
It will be held in one venue instead of the usual two.

Paycheck Protection Program Deadline Extended

July 7, 2020
The Treasury Department and the Small Business Administration also released more information about where the PPP money went.

Vicenzaoro Pivots to Three-Day September Summit

July 6, 2020
VOICE precedes a full trade show return in January 2021.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

July 5, 2020
A D-color diamond makes a splash online, a major lab reopens, four mines go up for sale, and more.

Tiffany To Donate $2M to Communities Affected by COVID-19

July 2, 2020
The jeweler is donating proceeds from its Infinity collection to CARE.

The 10 Most Popular Stories of 2020 So Far

July 2, 2020
The RapNet row, a touching remembrance of a beloved designer, lessons about fordite, tips on keeping jewelry clean, and more.

GJEPC Reschedules IIJS Premiere for January 2021

July 2, 2020
Exact dates for the Mumbai event haven’t been released yet.

The Company That Owns the Cullinan Mine Is Up for Sale

June 30, 2020
Petra Diamonds is looking for a buyer for some or all its assets.

Alrosa Reopens Mine After Coronavirus-Related Shutdown

June 30, 2020
The International mine is back up and running less than week after a dozen employees tested positive for COVID-19.

How Small Businesses Are Faring, By the Numbers

June 29, 2020
A survey by the National Federation of Independent Business took a look at COVID-19 business disruptions, PPP and EIDL loans, and more.

GIA Reopens NY Lab for Business

June 29, 2020
But its school in the city remains closed.

Macy’s to Lay Off 3,900 Employees Amid Restructuring

June 26, 2020
The department store chain is cutting costs as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic weigh on its business.
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