Americans Think Engagement Rings Should Cost Less Than $2K, J.C. Penney Stock Drops Below $5, 13 Amethyst Jewels to Fete February Birthdays, and More

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Most Americans Think Engagement Ring Should Cost Less Than $2,000, Survey Finds

Some 59 percent of Americans feel that an engagement ring should cost less than $2,000, reports a poll from American Express Spending & Saving Tracker.

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Live From Centurion 2014: New Diamond Jewelry

Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
from Style 360

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February 2014 Is the Month (and Year) of Amethyst:
13 Jewels to Celebrate

Brittany Siminitz, JCK Marketplace Manager
from On Your Market

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J.C. Penney Stock Sinks Below
$5 Despite Sales Gain

On Feb. 4, J.C. Penney’s stock sunk below $5, a multidecade low for the department store chain.

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Apple Smartwatch Could Be
Solar Powered, Report Says

With battery life considered a major stumbling block for smartwatches, Apple’s rumored iWatch could use solar power or another form of wireless charging, according to a Feb. 2 report in The New York Times.

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JVC to Monitor Online
Jewelry Advertising

The Jewelers Vigilance Committee is starting a program to monitor online jewelry ads to make sure they comply with Federal Trade Commission guides and other rules regulating jewelry advertising.

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5 Diamond Developments
You Should Be Following:
Week of Feb. 3

How diamonds are used for money laundering, Indian community shocked by Dubai killing, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week.

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De Beers Appoints Veteran Execs to Executive Committee

De Beers has appointed Paul Rowley, Neil Ventura, and Balisi Bonyongo to its executive committee.

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