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10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of Oct. 28

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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 necklace. more »

Macy's Watch Purchase Led to Racial Profiling, Suit Alleges
On the heels of a widely publicized incident in which an African-American student was detained after buying a $349 belt at Barneys New York, Macy’s faces a lawsuit from a black actor who says he was racially profiled after buying a Movado watch. more »

Kanye West Designed Three Separate Engagement Rings for Kim, Decided on Pick at Last Minute
Rapper, producer, and fashion designer Kanye West revealed that he designed three different engagement rings for fiancée Kim Kardashian. more »
 
Millennials Poised to Outspend Baby Boomers, Survey Says
In just four years, the millennial generation will outspend baby boomers, though retailers aren't prepared for this, according to new research study unveiled today by Berglass+Associates and Women’s Wear Daily. 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 »

Wanted: A Synthetic Melee Detector
Given recent reports that synthetic melee is being sold undetected, the question is: How should the industry handle this? more »
 
Jeanine Payer to Cease Operations
A pioneer in the arena of poetry-inscribed sterling jewelry, Jeanine Anne Payer will be closing the doors of her 25-year-old business as of Jan. 1, 2014, according to a letter posted on her company blog. more »
 
Legendary 83-Year-Old Jewel Thief Arrested Again
Doris Payne, the famed “grandmother” thief who has been filching jewelry for more than six decades, has been arrested for allegedly stealing a $21,000 diamond ring from a California jeweler. more »
 
Happy Halloween 2013: 5 Spooky Cool Jewels
Adults who don’t want to compete with their kids costume-wise can take a decidedly more sophisticated approach in the form of holiday-inspired jewelry. more »
 
Live Happily Ever After With Jewelry Celebrating New Beginnings and Closure After Breakups and Divorce
Ask anyone who’s ever gone through a rough breakup about their go-to pick-me-up, and they’ll likely tell you one of two things: alcohol and retail therapy. more »
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