Government & Politics


JA, JVC to Hold Webinars on Race, Diversity

July 27, 2020
Jewelers of America and the Jewelers Vigilance Committee each will hold upcoming webinars to discuss how the jewelry industry can create more ethical and inclusive work environments.

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

BIPOC Designers Have Something to Say to the Industry

July 15, 2020
An open letter from a group of black, indigenous, and people of color jewelry designers calls for more support, education and equity.

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July 10, 2020
A big blue diamond sells for $16 million, another big retailer goes bankrupt, beautiful rubies for July, and more.

September Hong Kong Jewelry Show Pushed Back to November

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

Diamond Foundry Among Those Boycotting Facebook

July 8, 2020
Hundreds of companies have halted advertising on the social media site to protest its lack of policing hate speech and misinformation.

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.

JVC, Jewelers Mutual Introduce Online AML Program

June 25, 2020
Called JewelPAC, the program assures compliance with the anti-money laundering requirements of the USA PATRIOT Act.

Oxford Now Wants to Remove Statue of De Beers Founder

June 19, 2020
Oriel College, where the statue of Cecil Rhodes stands, will also launch an independent inquiry into the issues surrounding it.

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June 12, 2020
First-quarter results, another acquisition on the rocks, Signet’s reopening steps, and more.

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.

De Beers Backs Calls to Take Down Founder’s Statue in UK

June 12, 2020
Hundreds of protestors are demanding Oxford’s Oriel College remove the statue of Cecil Rhodes.

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

House Democrats Propose $3T Coronavirus Relief Bill

May 13, 2020
The plan includes provisions for small businesses, including changes to the Paycheck Protection Program.

Q&A: The Woman Who Told the Story of ‘The Radium Girls’

May 4, 2020
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff sat down for a virtual chat with Kate Moore, who wrote a book about the courageous watch and clock dial painters of the early 20th century.

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April 26, 2020
A major trade show is canceled, the Paycheck Protection Program gets a refill, advice on screening employees, and more.

House Passes $484B in Small Business, Hospital Funding

April 24, 2020
The new bill includes an additional $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, which ran out of funding last week.

Tariffs Suspended for 90 Days on Some Imports

April 21, 2020
Meant to help businesses impacted by coronavirus, the 90-day delay will not extend to Chinese goods or steel and aluminum imports.

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April 17, 2020
Baselworld loses major brands, thoughts on the future of retail, an update on the Paycheck Protection Program, and more.

The Paycheck Protection Program Is Out of Money, For Now

April 17, 2020
An additional $250 billion is on the table, but lawmakers have yet to come to an agreement.
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