New York--Lab-grown diamonds and a slew of distraction thefts affecting jewelers nationwide were among the most-read stories on National Jeweler last week.

The Gemological Institute of America’s Hong Kong lab recently examined two lab-grown stones, one of which represents a “significant milestone” in growing diamonds using the the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process.
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2. Why the GIA Grades Lab-Grown Diamonds Like It Does
National Jeweler’s Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff broke down the lab’s approach to synthetic diamond grading.

3. JSA Warns of Surge in Distraction Thefts
The Jewelers Security Alliance alerted jewelers to a string of distraction theft robberies perpetrated nationwide, allegedly by members of the nomadic ethnic group Roma, commonly known as “Gypsies.”

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4. 3 Pieces with Sophie Bille Brahe
In the latest installment of the “3 Pieces” series, Associate Editor Ashley Davis chatted with Danish trend-starter Sophie Bille Brahe on her design inspirations, which range from motherhood to astronomy.

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5. Colorado Jeweler Celebrates 40 Years with Acts of Kindness
Hyde Park Jewelers marked four decades in business by launching an effort to complete 40 charitable acts.

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