JCKonline’s Top 5 Stories of 2014

We feature our Top 10 top stories of the year in the December–January issue, headed to your mailbox now. But as a tease, here are the top 5 stories we featured this year on JCKonline.com.

1. 12 Jewelry Trends for  2014

Senior editor Jennifer Heebner’s third annual list of top trends for the year ahead included yellow gold, body jewelry, and—how’s this for prescience?— geometric shapes.

2. Bidz.com Goes Bust

Until its shuttering? and liquidation, online jewelry retailer Bidz.com had reported yearly sales of $100 million and was second in market share only to Blue Nile.

3. Renowned Designer Scott Kay Dies

The industry was shocked and saddened at the news that the beloved designer had died of a heart attack.

4. Pandora Charms Disney

The official announcement of a collaboration between the two beloved brands created a stir as readers flocked to get a glimpse of the charms and details about the collection.

5. Groupon’s 1 Carat $999 Engagement Rings

Naturally, readers were shocked that Groupon could undersell the princess-cut diamond rings by the $10,000 it claimed. Wrote one: “This is an outrage that makes all the rest of us look like a bunch of greedy thieves.”

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