States Drop Mask Mandates, Putting Retail Workers At Greater Risk

After flattening briefly, the spread of COVID-19 continues: Infections are back up slightly in Texas and Mississippi, according to the COVID Tracking Project. And yet governors in those states—along with those in Iowa and Montana—have rolled back mask mandates, bowing to pressure from groups that claim mask enforcement curtails their civil liberties.

By Emili Vesilind
March 04, 2021

47th Street “Founding Father” Norman Landsberg Dies

Norman Landsberg (pictured), a 47th Street institution who sold jewelry out of his 15-foot booth for 72 years, died Feb. 13 of COVID-19. He was 94.

By Rob Bates
March 04, 2021



Golden Globes 2021: Our Favorite Jewelry Looks

This year’s Golden Globes ceremony, like so many other “live” events that have happened during the COVID-19 pandemic, was a multicity affair savvily produced and televised to most closely resemble the show from “before times.” In this odd and iffy era, we recognize and appreciate the effort.

By Emili Vesilind  |  March 01, 2021

Aether Diamonds Says Its Lab-Grown Stones Go Way Beyond Carbon Neutrality

Many lab-grown diamond companies claim their products are better for the environment than mined diamonds. But New York City–based Aether Diamonds, which debuted online in late December, goes a step further. The brand claims to be the first company to produce “carbon-negative diamonds.”

By Victoria Gomelsky  |  March 01, 2021


2021: Stuller’s Year of the Wedding

Most of us were happy to say good riddance to 2020. It was a year fraught with heartache, fear, financial uncertainty, racial unrest, and a deep political divide.

By Stuller  |  January 19, 2021


Macy’s Shakes Up Its Executive Ranks

Macy’s has shaken up its C suite, saying goodbye to its chief operations officer, as well as the cofounder of beauty brand Bluemercury.

By Rob Bates
March 04, 2021

How She’s Managing: Marisa Perry Atelier Cofounder Marisa Perry

Every Thursday during the pandemic, we’re checking in on members of the jewelry trade in an attempt to glean shareable tips and tricks for doing business—and living as well as possible—during the COVID-19 crisis.

By Emili Vesilind
March 04, 2021

Here’s What Bain’s Diamond Report Has To Say About Lab-Growns

In early February, Bain & Co. released “Brilliant Under Pressure: The Global Diamond Industry 2020–21,” its 10th annual report on the global diamond trade, in partnership with the Antwerp World Diamond Centre.

By Victoria Gomelsky  |  February 25, 2021



The Plumb Club Augments TPC-365 Adding Virtual Member Showrooms

The Plumb Club, a New York–based coalition of suppliers in all facets of the jewelry, diamond, and watch sectors, met the industry’s needs in 2020 by creating TPC-365, a B2B virtual platform

By The Plumb Club  |  January 11, 2021


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