Big Survey 25% of Jewelers Are Drinking More This Year Because of COVID-19 4% said their consumption has risen ‘a lot.’ Published 1 year ago on October 22, 2020 By INSTORE Staff Share Tweet ALMOST ONE IN FOUR jewelers say they found themselves drinking more or using other substances to relieve stress during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the 2020 INSTORE Big Survey, four percent of jewelers said their consumption had risen “a lot” and a further 19 percent described the increase as moderate. Women jewelers were much more likely to say they had increased their use of alcohol (and other substances) than men, with 31 percent of women store owners or managers saying this was the case compared to 18 percent for men. The numbers were in line with a recent survey by The Journal of the American Medical Association of the wider US population, which found overall frequency of alcohol consumption had increased by about 14 percent this year compared with 2019. The JAMA research did not determine why drinking frequency was up, but various health experts have speculated that more people are turning to alcoholic beverages to cope with pandemic-related stress, anxiety, depression, isolation and boredom. Such a theory was supported by one of the participants in the INSTORE survey. “I was drinking more than usual — life got overwhelming,” he said, adding that he had now been sober for three months. The 2020 INSTORE Big Survey was conducted from September to October and attracted the participation of more than 750 owners or managers of jewelry stores in the United States and Canada. For the full results, please look out for the November edition of INSTORE. Advertisement Related Topics: Big Survey 2020Featured click to Comment(Comment) Up Next Here’s What Surging Gold Prices Have Meant for Jewelers Don't Miss Jewelers Reveal Their Biggest, Most Secret Screw-Ups INSTORE Staff Over the years, INSTORE has won 80 international journalism awards for its publication and website. Contact INSTORE's editors at [email protected]. Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEO Thinking of Liquidating? Think: Wilkerson When Peter Reines, owner of Reines Jewelers in Charlottesville, VA, decided it was time to turn over the “reins” of his 45-year-old business to Jessica and Kevin Rogers, he chose Wilkerson to run his liquidation sale. It was, he says, the best way to maximize the return on his decades-long investment in fine jewelry. Now, with new owners at the helm, Reines can relax knowing that the sale was a success, and his new life is financially secure. And he’s glad he partnered with Wilkerson for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “There’s just no way one person or company could run a sale the way we did,” he says. You may like Bridal and Custom Are the Twin Pillars of the Modern Independent Jeweler Jewelers Are Getting Pickier About Their Vendors and That’s a “Good Thing” Jewelers Reveal the Strangest Questions They’ve Been Asked by Customers Promoted Headlines Thinking of Liquidating? Think: Wilkerson Wilkerson Consolidating Stores? Time to Call the Experts! Wilkerson It’s Going to Set Us Up Very Nicely for Retirement Wilkerson Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Press Releases1 day ago SJTA Announces 2022 Board of Directors Columns1 day ago Here’s Why You Should Consider Hiring a Business Coach Cover Stories1 day ago 23 Ways to Do More in Your Business by Doing Less Benchmarks3 days ago These Jewelry Retailers Grab Shoppers’ Interest with Inventive Displays Headlines3 days ago $8.7M in Fake Jewelry Seized in Cincinnati and Indianapolis Best of The Best1 week ago Louisiana Jeweler To Launch Diamonds into Space Jimmy Degroot1 week ago Video: Fix the ‘Glitches’ in Your Jewelry Business Jimmy Degroot1 month ago Video: Everyone in Your Jewelry Store Can Get Along. Here’s How. Sponsored Webinars2 months ago Podium Presents: SMS Marketing 101 for Jewelry Retailers Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS INSTORE helps you become a better jeweler with the biggest daily news headlines and useful tips. (Mailed 5x per week.) Latest Comments Most Popular Benchmarks3 days ago These Jewelry Retailers Grab Shoppers’ Interest with Inventive Displays Headlines3 days ago $8.7M in Fake Jewelry Seized in Cincinnati and Indianapolis Best of The Best1 week ago Louisiana Jeweler To Launch Diamonds into Space Celebrity Jewelry5 days ago The ’60s Make a Comeback in Jewelry and Fashion Benchmarks3 days ago 11 Intriguing Examples of Jewelry Store Window Displays Hot Sellers5 days ago 90 Percent of Surveyed Jewelers Reported Growth in December. Here’s What They Sold Cover Stories1 day ago 23 Ways to Do More in Your Business by Doing Less Celebrity Jewelry3 days ago Judge the Jewels: Were Pharrell’s Diamond Tiffany & Co. Sunglasses Inspired by a Famous Antique?