Coronavirus


WJA Cancels Live 2020 Awards for Excellence, Takes Them Virtual

June 3, 2020
The annual fundraising event will be held online July 27 and include a keynote speaker.

Roberto Coin Honors 2020 Healthcare Heroes

June 2, 2020
The brand gave 100 nurses fighting the pandemic a necklace and created a video highlighting the efforts of individuals across the country.

‘Normal People’ Star Raffles Off Chain to Raise Funds

June 1, 2020
The piece worn by Paul Mescal’s character has become a star in its own right, and now he’s leveraging its celebrity to raise money for a mental health nonprofit.

Stuller Hosts Month-Long Virtual Event

May 29, 2020
The jewelry supplier’s online event will showcase new products, host live Q&A sessions, and more throughout the month of June.

Rembrandt Charms’ Latest Contest Benefits COVID-19 ‘Heroes’

May 28, 2020
Entrants must describe a nominee using Rembrandt charm styles.

Pandora Joins Site That Lets Customers Virtually Unwrap Gifts

May 28, 2020
The company has more than 1,000 items for sale on SmartGift as it focuses on online sales during the pandemic.

Squirrel Spotting: 20 Songs for Sanity’s Sake

May 27, 2020
Seventy-plus days into isolation, Peter Smith takes a break from sharing reopening tips to give us his ultimate lockdown playlist.

Royal Chain’s Latest Offerings Are All About Italy

May 27, 2020
The Piazza Di Spagna collection is made in Italy, where factory restrictions were lifted earlier this month.

This Mississippi Nurse Won Omi’s Pendant Giveaway

May 27, 2020
Jesica M. is a nurse practitioner who has continued to go into work throughout the crisis while also coordinating testing statewide.

Designers Say E-Commerce, Instagram Sales Provide a COVID-19 Bright Spot

May 26, 2020
The pandemic has changed fine jewelry sales but not stopped them.

AGS Reopens Labs, Cancels Circle of Distinction Dinner

May 26, 2020
In light of safety concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic, the annual awards presentation will not be held this July.

Report: Amazon May Postpone Prime Day Until Fall

May 22, 2020
The annual two-day sale may be on hold as the retailer’s warehouses struggle to keep up with rising demand.

Watch: 100 Years of Engagement Rings in 3 Minutes

May 22, 2020
A Glamour magazine-produced series of fashion shorts streaming on Hulu takes viewers through the trends from the 1920s to today.

Nomad’s Wants to Inspire You to Design Using Its Gems

May 21, 2020
Contest winners will receive website credits for gemstone purchases.

This Survey Shows a Mother’s Day Demand for Jewelry

May 21, 2020
A survey from MVI Marketing indicated jewelry was a top gift among those who typically buy in the category, even during the pandemic.

Bob Sears Siragusa, Beloved Mentor to Many, Dies at 72

May 20, 2020
He brought Maurice Lacroix to the United States and spent more than a decade as president of the U.S. market for the Swiss watch brand.

GIA Resumes Operations at 5 Labs After COVID-19 Shutdowns

May 20, 2020
The labs in Antwerp, Carlsbad, Gaborone, Johannesburg and Tokyo are open with modified schedules and limited capacities.

JA New York Cancels August Show

May 19, 2020
The fall edition of JA New York will go on as scheduled, Oct. 25 to 27.

JC Penney Goes Chapter 11, Could Close 200 Stores

May 18, 2020
The department store chain filed for bankruptcy late Friday amid mounting debt and pandemic-related losses.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

May 15, 2020
Updates on jewelry trade shows, a new coronavirus relief bill is unveiled, Jared is hosting virtual weddings, and more.
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