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The Month In Review: March April 01, 2020 (0 comments)


Merrick, NY—What a month. In the space of 30 days, the jewelry industry along with much of the world went from keeping a wary eye on the coronavirus to a grinding halt. It was only seven weeks ago that the diamond sector sounded the first note of caution as the Hong Kong shows were canceled and slowing Asian demand hammered profits. The American jewelry industry’s initial hopes to forge ahead quickly faded as one after another, the spring shows and events were canceled and retailers and manufacturers across the nation followed suit. Here’s how the coronavirus changed an industry in the space of a month, plus other top stories:

U.S. Jewelry Shows Will Go On, But How Will The Coronavirus Impact Retailers?

Gold Jumps; JA, GIA, MJSA, WJA Cancel New York Events

Conclave Canceled; JCK Postponed; Helping Kids Hungry From Virus; More

How To Survive Coronavirus, And We Don’t Mean Hand Sanitizer, Part One

and Part Two

Customer Communication in the Age of Coronavirus

Coronavirus Update: Strategies Retail Jewelers Are Using To Cope, Part One and Part Two

Gold Should Be Rocketing Right Now. Why Isn’t It?

Coronavirus Potentially Claims First Jewelry Industry Victim, Julio Ramirez, 43

Facing Major Industry Blowback, Rapaport May Suspend Diamond Price List

JSA Issues Special Security Alert Around COVID-19 Pandemic

In Memoriam: Marshall Littman, Manufacturing Jeweler; Bob Lynn, AGS’s “Magician” JewelerAndrew Meyer, Jeweler And PilotMarvin Heyman, Oscar Heyman

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