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10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

July 31, 2020
Saying goodbye to a beloved executive, a surprise store closing, the beautiful gemstones that sold at auction, and more.

5 Things the Latest JBT Data Tells Us

July 31, 2020
Jewelers Board of Trade President Erich Jacobs put the number of Q2 store closures in perspective, and gives predictions for the remainder of 2020.

As COVID-19 Cases Rise, July Consumer Confidence Falls

July 30, 2020
States that experienced an uptick in COVID-19 cases saw large declines in consumer confidence.

To Sell, Or Not To Sell: That’s the Lab-Grown Question

July 29, 2020
More and more companies sell lab-grown diamonds, forcing jewelers to decide: Should I carry them, or not?

Why Neiman Marcus Is Closing Its Hudson Yards Store

July 28, 2020
The department store chain is rethinking its store count as its customer base shifts to online shopping.

LVMH’s Watch, Jewelry Sales Down 38% So Far This Year

July 28, 2020
Declining orders from retailers have hit TAG Heuer and Hublot hard, though TAG’s new smartwatch has “been a great success.”

Squirrel Spotting: The Need for an Early Christmas

July 27, 2020
With COVID-19 creating so much uncertainty, retailers need to get in the Christmas spirit sooner rather than later this year, Peter Smith writes.

Chopard Flagship Plans Move to Fifth Avenue

July 27, 2020
The Swiss watch and jewelry company said the move signifies the importance of the U.S. market to its brand.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

July 24, 2020
De Beers bets money on “try-and-buy,” a royal tiara ranking, layoffs at a big brand and more.

Zales Is Scoping Out Emerging Jewelry Designers

July 24, 2020
The retailer’s Designer Spotlight program aims to find up-and-coming jewelers from small and minority-owned businesses to showcase on a new online platform.

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.

De Beers Invests in Online ‘Try-and-Buy’ Jewelry Company

July 20, 2020
De Beers executive Stephen Lussier will be joining the board of Gemist as part of the deal.

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.

Jewelers Relief Fund Raises $27K for Stores in Need

July 17, 2020
Industry support provided financial assistance to 10 independent jewelry stores that sustained damage during the recent lootings.

All Retailers Should Adopt Mask Policy, Says NRF

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

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.

Independent Jewelers See Sales Grow in June

July 14, 2020
Monthly diamond revenue climbed 12 percent year-over-year.

Alison Lou Is Celebrating Summer with an East Hampton Store

July 13, 2020
The jewelry brand has also debuted a new version of its beloved “Jelly Hoop Earring.”

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.
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