There were a lot of developments this year when it comes to leadership changes in major industry players and organizations as well as continuing changes in the retail environment.

Some online-only retailers began to put more focus on offering a physical experience while many of the major brick-and-mortar retailers continued to pare down their store numbers.

There also was a lot of news surrounding lab-grown diamonds, with some of the industry’s biggest suppliers adding them to their offerings and some very notable large synthetics hitting the market.

Meanwhile, blue and pink diamonds as well as exceptional colored gemstones hit the auction block and set records, and more and more museums around the country opted to display some of the world’s most fantastic gemstones to the public.

Relive the year as it was, in photos.


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