Coronavirus


Here’s What to Expect at the Virtual JCK Show

July 23, 2020
A 24-hour show floor, networking sessions, educational talks, a swag shop and more.

JFC Takes Rings of Strength Fundraising Event Virtual

July 23, 2020
It will be held during the digital JCK show in August and let participants raise money through any activity of their choice.

David Yurman Lays Off Nearly 100 Employees

July 22, 2020
The jewelry company attributed the job cuts to the toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken.

Diamond Mine in Lesotho Closed for Foreseeable Future

July 21, 2020
Firestone Diamonds’ Liqhobong mine is on extended care and maintenance until at least April 2021.

Melee Cancels Fall 2020 Edition

July 21, 2020
Show organizers had initially postponed until October but now will launch an online showroom and wholesale platform in lieu of a physical event.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

July 17, 2020
More Q2 results roll in, a pair of hearts wins big at auction and BIPOC designers send a message.

June Retail Sales Up 8%, But COVID-19 Threat Looms Large

July 17, 2020
A rise in COVID-19 cases combined with rising unemployment numbers is a threat to economic recovery, said the National Retail Federation.

Alrosa, De Beers Report Q2 Results

July 17, 2020
Production fell by 30-50 percent while sales plummeted as COVID-19 took its toll.

Richemont’s Jewelry Sales Sink 41% in Q1

July 16, 2020
The luxury titan posted double-digit declines across all regions, categories and distribution channels as COVID-19 took its toll.

All Retailers Should Adopt Mask Policy, Says NRF

July 16, 2020
The call follows mega-retailer Walmart implementing a mask mandate in its stores.

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.
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