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1. Mystery Diamond Color Treatment Stumps GIA
As many as 500 diamonds were exposed to a treatment that temporarily improves color up to three grades, reported the GIA.
2. Why the Industry’s in a Funk
Among Rob Bates’ hypotheses: a soft worldwide market, falling metal prices, and, of course, millennials.
3. The Scott Kay Story
The past tumultuous year at the brand saw big hires, big layoffs, a sale, and the death of its beloved founder.
4. 5 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Turquoise
JCK editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky shared surprising facts about the treasured (and timely) gemstone.
5. Etsy’s Counterfeit Problem
Analysts from Wedbush Securities claimed about 5 percent of the site’s items could be counterfeit or constitute trademark/copyright infringement.