Government & Politics


Retailers Need a COVID-19 Stimulus Package Now, Says NRF

October 9, 2020
The National Retail Federation is urging the White House and Congress to reach a deal on a stimulus package as retailers and families struggle to make ends meet.

Pebble CEO Resigns as Long Fight Over Alaska Gold Mine Continues

October 1, 2020
Tom Collier stepped down as CEO of Pebble Limited Partnership over remarks he made about the state’s top politicians in secretly recorded tapes.

Creative Connecting: Social Media Ethics in a Highly Charged World

September 22, 2020
Duvall O’Steen and Jen Cullen Williams share advice on navigating politics, negative reviews and online trolling in these difficult and volatile times.

Goods Originating in Hong Kong Must Now Be Labeled ‘China’

August 28, 2020
The requirement that products made in Hong Kong be marked with China as their country of origin will be enforced beginning Sept. 25.

July Retail Sales Up, Growth Slows

August 18, 2020
Economists are wary of how retail will fare in August as the $600 unemployment boost expires and coronavirus cases rise.

Gold Passes $2K Per Ounce as Jewelry Demand Plummets

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

Instagram Rolls Out Reels, Its Answer to TikTok

August 10, 2020
Introduced last Wednesday, the new feature allows users to create 15-second videos using a single shot or stitched-together clips.

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.

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.

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.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

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.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

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.

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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