We wish all our readers good health and good things during these perpetually troubling times. Take proper precautions and stay safe and healthy, please.
We have a great new podcast recapping JCK’s first virtual show. Victoria Gomelsky and I discuss what we learned (quite a bit), what we saw, and where we think the “virtual show” concept is going. Learn what new jewelry concept blew my mind—as well as what was on jewelers’ minds. It’s all here.
This week in Diamond Shavings: New places for small businesses to get loans. Another mall owner will be filing for bankruptcy. And two huge gold nuggets found in Australia. All below.
Everyone is talking about Michelle Obama’s Vote necklace
– Gives local jeweler a sales boost
Signet requiring all its customers to wear masks
Jewelry can capture marketing share from travel, De Beers says
– What do jewelers and Netflix have in common?
De Beers cuts prices at August sight
– Alrosa allows 100% refusals at August sale
– Indian companies hope to keep prices stable
Edahn Golan: Diamond business is nose-diving
Tiffany providing info about where diamonds were cut, set
Tiffany trademark ruling over Costco overturned
– Sees delay in renovation of New York City flagship
Rent the Runway closes stand-alone locations
Retail Dive looks at the long history of Lord & Taylor
Barneys’ savior hopes to buy more troubled brands
Seng Jewelers files for Chapter 11
Mall owner CBL plans to file for bankruptcy
With the PPP on pause, where can small businesses get loans?
Watchmaker Fossil says it’s surviving the pandemic
Watch collectors “seize the hour” (subscription required)
Business of Fashion: It’s time to sell jewelry in China
Membership platform Italic debuts fine jewelry
Ebay to authenticate all watches over $2K
Christie’s holds first online-only diamond auction
Virtual market connects artisanal miners with buyers
Nancy Brewer, founder of Nancy B. brand, dies
– Hedda Schupak pays tribute
Regine Basha named new CEO of Aaron Basha
Ileana Makri named creative director of Reinstein Ross
Susan Eisen elected president of Texas Jewelers Association
GSI appoints Alethea Inns chief learning officer
Sotheby’s worldwide jewelry chairman exits
Sissy’s Log Cabin VP named to Arkansas “20 in Their 20s”
The newest all-diamond ring was probably the first
Rare purple-fluorescence diamonds found in Australia
Sierra Leone diamond lawsuit plaintiffs want Steinmetz subsidiary’s assets frozen
Triller, the “adult version” of TikTok, looks to make its move
Jewelry brands fundraise for Beirut victims
French jewelry designer had intriguing past
Two gold nuggets worth $250,000 found in Australia
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