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10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of Aug. 20



A roundup of JCK‘s top stories from the past week.

131 Carat Diamond Found in Angola

A 131.5-ct. piece of white diamond rough—larger than the famed Koh-I-Noor—was recovered from a mining concession in Angola.

Court Okays First De Beers Class Action Checks

On Aug. 10, a New Jersey federal court gave the go-ahead to send out the first checks to industry members in the De Beers antitrust class action settlement.

Signet Announces New Brands, TAG Heuer Shops, Rio Tinto Sightholder Status

Signet Jewelers, owner of the U.S chains Kay and Jared, announced it is expanding some of its successful brands, and is buying diamonds direct from miner Rio Tinto.

Study: Engagement Ring Spending Increases When There Are Fewer Ladies

Men will spend a lot more money on engagement rings if they hear that there are fewer eligible women nearby, according to a new psychological study.

New Federal Rules for Conflict Gold Approved

On Aug. 22, the Securities and Exchange Commission passed a rule that will require publicly-held companies to disclose whether their products contain conflict gold from the Democratic Republic of Congo or surrounding countries.

Meet Hearts On Fire’s New Celebrity Brand Ambassadors

Hearts On Fire has appointed Janie Bryant, Mad Men costume designer, and Tara Subkoff, international fashion designer, as its new brand ambassadors.

A Few of My Favorite Things: Jewelry Retailers Tell It

See what these retailers are selling and find your favorites on JCK Marketplace.

Platinum Price Rises Following Mine Violence

The price of platinum hit a two-month high on Aug. 20, in what many analysts saw as a response to the violence at a South African platinum mine.

Cracking the Jewelry Store Dress Code

As members of Generation X have moved into management positions in jewelry businesses, sartorial standards have become even more lax.

Infographic: The History of the Engagement Ring

Ogling celebrity engagement bling is fun for some, but the magic is wasted on a history nerd like me. So I found an infographic that appealed to my academic nature.