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In Kerala, people are buying personalised faceprint mask

For those who do not want to remain faceless during the time of social distancing, some photo studios in Kerala and Tamil Nadu are selling custom-made facemasks. These are facemasks with the lower half of your face printed on it.

Shuttered shops, silent scissors: Beauty industry looks at bleak future

As the country stumbled back to a semblance of normalcy in lockdown 4.0, most salons and parlours remained shut, leaving the beauty industry dry and desperate for business and their owners hoping to survive the financial pandemic.

Faces masked, lipstick sales take a hit; focus shifts to eye makeup

Lipstick sales have taken a hit with people staying indoors and the consumer’s makeup usage behaviour changing in a dramatic way. With masks becoming a must-have accessory and no occasion for socialising, the consumer’s focus appears to have shifted more towards eye makeup from wearing lipsticks.

37% Indian women never bought gold: WGC study

Gold jewellery is the second most popular item they own when compared against a range of other fashion and lifestyle products. 60% of women own gold jewellery – second only to designer clothes/sarees. And 40% had bought gold jewellery in the preceding 12-month period, eclipsing purchases of diamond or platinum jewellery.

The brand has rolled out decisive COVID - 19 control standard operating procedures to ensure the safety of its staff and its patrons.

Import of rough diamonds unlikely to resume soon

Due to muted global demand, Indian diamond trade is unlikely to import rough diamonds for a month beginning June 1, as the global demand will not pick up immediately and the trade has huge inventory.

Russian diamond major ALROSA offers rough diamonds through digital platform to customers

The offered volume is the largest ALROSA has ever put on a digital tender. The company provides detailed information on each diamond for remote evaluation. Clients logged to their personal online account get full digital scans of auctioned stones, including data on their external shape, inclusions, color, fluorescence, as well as photos.

Scrap sales tepid, hint early reports of jewellers as lockdown eases

Jewellers operating in states like Kerala , Maharashtra and Goa, whose governments have eased restrictions in certain areas , said Most customers were placing orders rather than selling scrap.

Gems, jewellery exports falls 38.8 per cent in March; down 8.9 per cent in FY20

The total gems and jewellery exports during 2019-20, witnessed 8.91 per cent at Rs 2,51,096.30 crore compared to Rs 2,75,671.80 crore in 2018-19.

Masked burglars heighten risk of theft at Jewellery stores

Leading jewellers including Tanishq, Kalyan Jewellers, Joyalukkas and Senco Gold & Diamonds have opened their showroom with one-third the normal staff, but fear is in the air as large showrooms have gold and diamond ornaments worth up to Rs 300 crore. Leading trade bodies have advised jewellers to think twice before opening showrooms.

Covid-19 Impact: Beauty parlours to undergo seismic shift in the new normal

Covid-19 Impact: Beauty parlours to undergo seismic shift in the new normal

Leading salons such as Lakme, BBlunt, Enrich and Bodycraft are planning a seismic shift in day-to-day operations to inculcate safety measures, as they seek to woo back the fear-enveloped customer amid the coronavirus outbreak. The five-billion-dollar salon industry, which has been under lockdown for eight weeks, anticipates sales to recover only by the fourth quarter of the fiscal.

P.C. Chandra Jewellers opens its stores in Bengal and Tripura

P.C. Chandra Jewellers opens its stores in Bengal and Tripura

Being a responsible the organization, PC Chandra Jewellers is following stringent safety measures across all reopened showrooms. These safety measures include mandatory use of thermal scanner, installation of washbasin at the entry point, compulsory use of hand sanitizer at entry and exit points, wearing mask and gloves, frequent showroom cleaning and sanitizing and many others.

Maharashtra government allows designated export units of diamond and jewellery to begin their operations in Mumbai

Maharashtra government allows designated export units of diamond and jewellery to begin their operations in Mumbai

Considering the ongoing crisis due to coronavirus pandemic, the government has allowed only 10 percent of workforce to operate in these jewellery export units and also transport of the employees will be the responsibility of the employer during the lockdown period.

Ind-Ra sees jewellery sales declining 25 pc in FY21

Ind-Ra sees jewellery sales declining 25 pc in FY21

Jewellery demand, which is primarily driven by marriage season and a couple of festivals in the first quarter, has been significantly washed out due to the ongoing nationwide lockdown, Ind-Ra said in a report. Gold jewellery demand had already slowed down in FY20 in terms of tonnage and revenue due to the economic slowdown.

Rock solid beginning: Diamond, gold jewellery sales resume from SEEPZ in Mumbai, Surat Diamond Bourse and Jaipur

Rock solid beginning: Diamond, gold jewellery sales resume from SEEPZ in Mumbai, Surat Diamond Bourse and Jaipur

“Gems and jewellery have started going to Hong Kong and Dubai through cargo flights,” Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) vice-chairman Colin Shah told ET.

COVID-19: Jewellers start opening stores, sales down to 20-25 per cent

COVID-19: Jewellers start opening stores, sales down to 20-25 per cent

All India Gems and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJF) Chairman Anantha Padmanabhan told that jewellers have opened shops in few states after taking permission from local authorities in the last one week. Gold prices in India are currently ruling at Rs 45,000 per 10 grams, he said.

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