COVID-19: Jewellers start opening stores, witness better than expected response post lockdown Finally, jewellers opened shops in few states after relaxation in lockdown. Bangalore was the first city to open jewellery stores. As people were not able to buy gold on Akshaya Tritiya this year, they did good purchase on the very first day stores reopened post lockdown. Jewellers received very positive response from the customers and in the first two weeks 30 to 40 per cent of sales were registered. Irrespective of metro cities, suburbs or two-tier cities, Jewellers feel that if everything goes on well now onward, we can expect market to pick up during Navratri and Diwali. Our cover story will give you a live picture of industry across nation.