20+ Percent of Retail Workers Dislike Their Jobs, 29 Carat Blue Sells for $25.6 Million, De Beers Predicts Rise in U.S. Diamond Demand, and More

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More Than 20 Percent of Retail Workers Dislike Jobs

More than 20 percent of retail employees are dissatisfied with their positions and hope to quit this year, according to a new poll from CareerBuilder and WorkInRetail.com.

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Diamond Shavings:
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29 Carat Blue Sells for
$25.6 Million

The ultrarare 29.6 ct. blue diamond found at the Cullinan mine in South Africa fetched $25.6 million, or $867,780 per carat, at a recent tender.

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De Beers Predicts Increase in U.S. Diamond Demand

Demand for diamond jewelry will rise in 2014, particularly in the United States, the company said in a statement included with parent company Anglo American’s financial results.

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Jewelry Trade Will Become More Consolidated But More Fashionable, Consultants Say

The jewelry business will further consolidate in coming years, with big fashion brands grabbing greater market share, McKinsey & Co. predicted in a recently released report.

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12 Jewelry Trends for 2014: Stickpins

These decorative pins will speak to vintage jewelry lovers and fans of modern-day styles, are ideal for placing on a lapel, and look best when worn in multiples.

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Topped With a Bow: Jewels That Make Gorgeous Gifts

Nothing ties together the perfect present quite like a bow—especially when it glitters with diamonds!

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