World’s Largest Paraiba Tourmaline Unveiled, Lee Harvey Oswald’s Wedding Band Fetches $118K at Auction and More

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World’s Largest Paraiba Tourmaline Unveiled 
Joining the ranks of the Logan Sapphire, Hope Diamond, Alan Caplan Ruby, and the Cullinan Diamond comes the Ethereal Carolina Divine Paraiba, a 191.87 ct. Paraiba tourmaline. more » 
Lee Harvey Oswald’s Wedding Band Fetches $118K at Auction 
As the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination approaches on Nov. 22, 2013, one of the most personal and intriguing items connected to the tragedy—Lee Harvey Oswald’s wedding band—was sold at auction Oct. 24 in Boston. more » 
Swatch Allowed to Reduce Movement Deliveries
On Oct. 21, Swiss competition authorities approved an agreement that enables Swatch Group to reduce deliveries of mechanical movements to its competitors. more » 
WFDB Calls Synthetic Nondisclosure “Fraud”
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses announced a zero-tolerance policy toward companies that do not disclose they are selling synthetic diamonds. more » 
Big Picture Monday
View from the Top: Ruth Batson
The AGS executive director talks with JCK about her management philosophy—including why she never screens calls, how she handles always having a new boss, and the importance of simply showing up. more » 
Victoria Gomelsky
The Highs and Lows of Customer Service
By Victoria Gomelsky, Editor-in-Chief
Over the past two weeks, I’ve had two memorable retail encounters. One was so positive that it made me a little teary-eyed—while the other one left me fuming. more »
From Off the Chain Blog
More Top Stories
Former Nancy B. President Pat Patten Dies
Pat Patten, former president of the Nancy B. Corp. and MJSA board member, died Sept. 8 of Alzheimer’s disease. more » 
Jewelry Designer to Know: Babette Wasserman London
The London-based designer offers easy, feminine designs for the fashionista in all of us. more » 
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