Coronavirus


Gurhan Contest Honors Healthcare Heroes

August 21, 2020
Four lucky winners will receive Gurhan jewelry as a token of the brand’s appreciation for frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here’s How GCAL Is Keeping Employees Safe During COVID-19

August 21, 2020
The New York City gemstone laboratory has developed a model system for doing business in person during the pandemic.

India’s GJEPC Is Organizing a Virtual Event for Loose Diamonds

August 20, 2020
The online buyer and seller meetup is scheduled for Aug. 27 and 28.

World Diamond Congress To Be Held Online

August 19, 2020
The biennial gathering that brings together IDMA and the WFDB is scheduled for mid-September.

Pandora’s Q2 Sales Sink as COVID-19 Stalls Recovery

August 18, 2020
The Danish jewelry company also shuttered 32 stores in the second quarter, mainly in Germany, the U.K. and the Nordic countries.

Another Jewelry Show Slated to Take Place This Fall Is Canceled

August 17, 2020
The Continental Buying Group is pivoting from holding a physical jewelry trade show in October to a virtual one in September.

JIS Cancels Miami, San Diego Jewelry Trade Shows

August 14, 2020
The convention centers in Miami Beach and San Diego were both converted to medical facilities and will not be changed back in time for the shows.

Lucara’s Q2 Sales Drop as It Holds onto Big Stones

August 11, 2020
The diamond miner has inked a partnership with Antwerp-based cutter HB Group to buy all its diamonds weighing more than 10.8 carats for the rest of 2020.

Gold Passes $2K Per Ounce as Jewelry Demand Plummets

August 10, 2020
And the price is likely to keep rising this year.

Diamond Industry Leader Sees ‘Light at the End of the Tunnel’

August 7, 2020
In a letter sent out Thursday, WFDB’s Yoram Dvash wrote there are multiple reasons to be optimistic about the state of the diamond industry.

Lord & Taylor Files for Bankruptcy, Seeks New Owner

August 4, 2020
The department store chain and owner Le Tote join the nearly 40 retailers that have filed for bankruptcy this year.

5 Retail Trends on Our Radar

August 3, 2020
From offering immersive micro-experiences to fostering safe and comfortable spaces, retailers across industries must keep getting creative to remain relevant to consumers.

5 Things the Latest JBT Data Tells Us

July 31, 2020
Jewelers Board of Trade President Erich Jacobs put the number of Q2 store closures in perspective, and gives predictions for the remainder of 2020.

There Are 2 More Changes to the Global Jewelry Event Calendar

July 31, 2020
GemGenève has adjusted its November show dates and the Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair pushed its fall event to early 2021.

As COVID-19 Cases Rise, July Consumer Confidence Falls

July 30, 2020
States that experienced an uptick in COVID-19 cases saw large declines in consumer confidence.

Boucheron, Pomellato Struggle in Kering’s H1

July 29, 2020
The jewelry brands’ limited exposure to the recovering Asia-Pacific market dulled their performance in the first half of the year.

The Year the Shows Went Dark

July 28, 2020
COVID-19 has quieted the usually bustling world of trade shows and events in 2020. Where do we go from here?

Why Neiman Marcus Is Closing Its Hudson Yards Store

July 28, 2020
The department store chain is rethinking its store count as its customer base shifts to online shopping.

LVMH’s Watch, Jewelry Sales Down 38% So Far This Year

July 28, 2020
Declining orders from retailers have hit TAG Heuer and Hublot hard, though TAG’s new smartwatch has “been a great success.”

Q&A: 11 Questions with Naseem Lahri

July 23, 2020
Lahri is the managing director of Lucara Botswana, which operates the Karowe mine. She’s the first woman—and the first female citizen of Botswana—to run a diamond mine in the country.
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