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10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of Oct. 7

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118 Carat D Flawless Diamond Sets Record, But Big Blue Fails to Sell at Auction
“The greatest white diamond ever” indeed secured its place in the record books at Sotheby’s Oct. 7 Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels auction—although the equally notable Premier Blue failed to find a buyer. more »
Susan Jacques Named GIA President and CEO
Susan Jacques has been named president and CEO of the Gemological Institute of America, meaning she will resign her long-standing job as head of Nebraska retailer Borsheims. more »
235 Carat Diamond Found in Russia
Russian diamond miner ALROSA announced that it unearthed a 235.16 ct. diamond in September. more »
14 Carat Fancy Vivid Orange Diamond, World’s Largest, Being Auctioned by Christie’s
The Orange, a 14.82 ct. gem considered the largest fancy vivid orange diamond in the world, will lead the Nov. 12 Magnificent Jewels auction at Christie’s Geneva. more »
Borsheims Appoints New CEO
Borsheims director of merchandising Karen Goracke has been named president and CEO of the Omaha, Neb., jeweler. more »
Birthstone Jewelry: Opal Is the Birthstone of October
Opal’s play of light and range of colors mesmerizes fans of one-of-a-kinds. more »
3 Takeaways From Stuller’s Bridge Conference
Last week, the company presented a day of information that piqued and provoked—and challenged conventional wisdom about selling. more »
Neiman Marcus Christmas Catalog Offers $1.8 Million African Diamond Trip
Neiman Marcus’ Christmas book is offering the “Forevermark Ultimate Diamond Experience.” For a mere $1.85 million, a buyer gets a 25 ct. rough diamond, plus the opportunity to see where it came from. more »
Get to Know Loretta Castoro of Loretta Castoro Jewelry
The Los Angeles–based gemologist/jewelry designer favors top-quality stones and a dove motif. more »
Recent Fall in Consumer Confidence Largest Since 2008 Crisis
According to a Gallup poll, Americans’ confidence in the economy has deteriorated more in past week than at any time since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. more »
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