J.C. Penney to Close 33 Stores and Cut 2,000 Jobs, GIA Pays Lazare Kaplan $15 Million to Settle Suit, VicenzaOro Winter Preview, and More…

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J.C. Penney
Closing 33 Stores, Laying Off 2,000

On Jan. 15, J.C. Penney announced it would close 33 underperforming stores by May and eliminate 2,000 positions, resulting in an annual cost savings of $65 million.

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New Website Offers
Online Classes With Jewelry Masters

Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
from Retail Details

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Retail Voyeurism:
5 Hot Lines That Your Competitors Carry

Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
from Style 360

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GIA Pays Lazare Kaplan
$15 Million in Lawsuit Settlement

Lazare Kaplan International and the GIA have settled their seven-year lawsuit over the GIA’s inscription technology, according to LKI’s most recent filing with the SEC.

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Reed Expositions France and
GL Events Collaborate for
Bijorhca Paris Show

The competitors will team up for the upcoming January 2014 show to provide unified industry exposure and fair benefits.

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Dallas Jeweler Charles Yater Dies

Charles Yater, founder of Dallas-based C.M. Yater & Sons Fine Jewelry Manufacturing, died Jan. 11 at age 94.

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What’s Selling in Stores:
Right-Hand Rings

We asked jewelers across the country to share their best-selling right-hand rings this week.

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Warming Up to
VicenzaOro 2014

The Winter edition of Italy’s VicenzaOro fair ushers in a year of big, bold color.

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