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2020 in a Nutshell: Top Headlines and Births, Deaths & Marriages

What have you been reading? Revisit 2020's most popular stories and headlines on Jewellermagazine.com by category:

Everything that can be said about 2020 has already been said. The year of COVID-19 will go down in history as one that changed the world – and most businesses.

You lived it, and probably want to forget it; however, 2020 taught us lessons about ourselves, the world, and the way our industry will be reshaped into the future.

Rather than pretending 2020 didn’t happen, let us remind ourselves of all that we discovered – and overcame – by revisiting some of Jeweller's most popular stories and headlines throughout the pandemic. After all, a lesson learned is wisdom earned.
 

Top Features »

 

1. Coping with coronavirus: comprehensive business survival guide

 

2. Making jewellery sales through a pandemic

 

3. Liquid gold opportunity: refining stock during COVID-19

 

4. 2020 State of the Industry Report: Australia's jewellery chain stores over a decade

 

5. Colour diamonds: the fairest of them all

 

Top News Headlines »

 

1. Louis Vuitton buys record-breaking Botswana diamond

 

2. Australian gemstone dealer linked to al-Qaeda

 

3. Furore as diamond prices fall; Rapaport Price List suspended


From the Editor’s Desk »

 

1. No surprise, Pandora got it wrong

 

2. Is the world ending?

 

3. What is the future of jewellery?

 

Top Soapboxes »

 

1. Why are retailers so hesitant to invest in marketing?
By Georgina Staley

 

2. For the love of natural diamonds
By Louise McManus

 

3. Learning from the past, looking to the future
By Darren Roberts

 

Business Columns

Business »

 

• How to create a successful PR and marketing plan for 2020
By Emily Sidley

 

• How retailers can reduce their occupancy costs
By Brian Walker

 

Tips on Selling »

 

• Are you making the most of your customer service superstars?
By Jeannie Walters

 

• Key behaviours salespeople and sales leaders need to prioritise
By Bernadette McClelland

 

Management »

 

• Now, more than ever, you need your team on board
By David Brown

 

• Develop stock planning skills to succeed in the year ahead
By Susan Martin 

 

Logged On »

 

• Why some people fail in social media marketing
By Mandy Edwards

 

• The six keys to creating a website that improves your sales
By David Brown

 

Births, Deaths & Marriages

Jeweller reflects on the year that was, from international mergers to new brands and suppliers.

Births »

 

• New jewellery buying group, Independent Jewellers Collective, formed

 

• Diamond Producers Association unveils re-launch as Natural Diamond Council

 

• MCH Group announces HourUniverse, the successor to Baselworld


Deaths »

 

• Celebrity jeweller De Grisogono files for bankruptcy amid Dos Santos scandal

 

• Daniel Wellington New Zealand goes into liquidation

 

• FF Group liquidates Asian operations; closes Folli Follie, Links of London stores

 

• The rise and fall of Baselworld: a complete timeline

 

• End of an era: Argyle Mine officially closed

 

Resurrections »

 

• Hot Diamonds gains international traction, re-launches in Australia

 

• Australian company acquires Ellendale Diamond Mine lease

 

• TIMELINE: Inside the Tiffany & Co. and LVMH merger

 

Marriages »

 

• Avstev Group x Salvini

 

• Australian Jewellers Supplies x Peekays Findings

 

• Duraflex Group Australia x WOLF 1834



Special MentionS

 

• Albert Bensimon makes Australia Day Honours List

 

• Kailis Jewellery co-founder Patricia Kailis passes away

 

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