Coronavirus


WJA Foundation Announces $2K COVID-19 Relief Grant

June 25, 2020
It will benefit a member with a small business who has been impacted by coronavirus-related closures.

Jewelry Cleaning Tips Straight from an Expert

June 24, 2020
Kingswood Company President Kristie Nicolosi talks cleaning routines, the drawbacks of using alcohol on jewelry, and the difference between cleaning and disinfecting.

Houston Jeweler Donates Over 1,000 Pins to Health Care Workers

June 24, 2020
Valobra Master Jewelers has been producing gold-plated silver pins to thank doctors, nurses and medical staffers on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19.

Hong Kong Jewelry Shows Postponed to 2021

June 23, 2020
Organizers pushed back the show dates due to an extension of coronavirus-related travel restrictions in Hong Kong.

The Rap Price List Is Now Weekly Again

June 19, 2020
The Rapaport Group has nixed the idea of publishing its price list just once a month and scrapped plans for an advisory board.

4 Insights from De Beers on Current Consumer Attitudes

June 18, 2020
Here’s how the pandemic is affecting their spending and what they’ll look for in holiday gifts this year.

Francesca’s Weighs Possible Bankruptcy

June 18, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated existing problems for the clothing and accessories chain, including declining sales and store traffic.

Alrosa’s May Sales Were ‘Expectedly Low’

June 17, 2020
Rough and polished diamond sales totaled $40 million, down 85 percent when compared with last May.

Here Are the Details on the Virtual JCK Las Vegas, Luxury Shows

June 16, 2020
The jewelry trade shows also set their 2021 in-person show dates.

Signet’s SEC Filing Lays Bare Its COVID-19 Concerns

June 15, 2020
The retailer is worried about customers’ willingness to visit stores and what a second wave of the virus would mean for business.

CIBJO Reschedules October Congress for 2021

June 15, 2020
The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, which would have hosted the event this year, has renewed its invitation for next year.

5 Things to Know about the Paycheck Protection Program Update

June 12, 2020
Updates to PPP include more time to use the funds and a change to how much of the loan can be used for non-payroll expenses.

Christie’s to Auction Anna Hu Jewelry Benefitting Healthcare Workers

June 11, 2020
The jewels feature diamonds from Russian miner Alrosa.

Jewelry Designer Yupadee Kobkul Boonsiri Dies at 51

June 11, 2020
The award-winning artist, known for her kindness, compassion and playful nature, died of the novel coronavirus.

Mall Owner Simon Wants Out of Taubman Deal

June 10, 2020
Simon Property Group is scrapping plans to buy its rival due to the effect of the coronavirus on Taubman’s malls.

Signet Sales Sink 40% Amid Pandemic-Induced Store Shutdowns

June 9, 2020
COVID-19 forced Signet to take a hard look at its fleet of physical stores and upgrade its online capabilities.

Tiffany’s U.S. Sales Fall 45% in Q1

June 9, 2020
The jeweler saw a steep decline in worldwide sales as the COVID-19 pandemic kept its stores shuttered.

A Guide to the Online Resources Available to the Industry

June 9, 2020
We’ve updated our A-to-Z guide to add a virtual lecture series from ASJRA, an extension on DCA’s buy-one, get-one-free courses offer, and MJSA’s webinar series.

7 Tips for Keeping Your Online Business Rolling

June 8, 2020
Retailers, designers and experts share what they’ve learned during quarantine and what jewelers should keep in mind as stores start reopening.

Report: Tiffany-LVMH Deal on the Rocks

June 4, 2020
The deteriorating situation in the United States is troubling members of LVMH’s board, according to news reports.
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