10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of Dec. 10

A roundup of JCK’s top stories from the past week:

NBC Newsmagazine Takes Aim at Gold Mining
If consumers are suddenly asking you where you source your gold, blame the Dec. 5 edition of Rock Center with Brian Williams.

Pennsylvania Announces Plan to Collect Internet Sales Tax
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue announced that it plans to begin collecting sales tax from out-of-state “remote sellers” with a nexus in the state.

Multiple Diamond Earths Could Exist in Milky Way
What’s better than the possibility of one diamond planet in our galaxy? The possibility of multiple diamond planets!

Famed International Jewel Thief Suspects Arrested in Greece
On Nov. 25, four burglars suspected of being apart of the “Pink Panthers” were arrested in Greece after victimizing a retail jewelry store, according to a local news report.

Watches Bring in Record Sale at Sotheby’s Auction
A Patek Philippe 18k gold watch raked in $482,500, as part of Sotheby’s New York’s record $8.8 million Important Watches and Clocks auction Dec. 6.

Tax Charges Against Nebraska Jeweler Dropped
Tax evasion charges against jeweler Nebraska Diamond Sales Co. have been dropped—with the county attorney officially declaring that “no crime has been committed.”

A One-Of-A-Kind Daniel Gibbings Zultanite Necklace
An abundant composition of zultanite beads and faceted stones makes for a rare, beautiful, and truly one-of-a-kind piece.

New Greenville Boutique D.NEA Sells Only Synthetic Diamonds
D.NEA, a company that sell lab-grown diamonds via an online website, has now moved into brick-and-mortar business by setting up a boutique in Greenville, S.C.

Cutting Remarks: Chain of Custody: How the Forevermark Does It
Given all the talk about tracking diamonds—and the now-delayed Responsible Jewellery Council “chain of custody” for diamonds—I spoke with the people at Forevermark today about how their system works.

Judy Garland’s Ruby Slippers and Marilyn Monroe’s Engagement Ring Set for Auction
The last pair of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz will be auctioned off at Profiles in History’s “Icons of Hollywood” sale Dec. 15–17 in Calabasas Hills, Calif.