Our story about which seven designers to keep an eye on this year was one of the most-read stories on NationalJeweler.com last week.
New York--A final sales report from the 2016 holiday season and an article on how one bridal brand is cracking down on copycats were the most popular stories on National Jeweler.com last week.

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1. Jewelers Report Having Their Best Holiday in Years
After the holiday season ended, 11 jewelers told National Jeweler that they were happy with how the shopping season went overall.



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2. Verragio Says It’s Cracking Down on Copycats
Bridal brand Verragio has filed copyright infringement lawsuits against 10 companies in the past 18 months that it claims are copying its diamond engagement ring designs.



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3. 7 Designers to Watch in 2017
From L.A. to Greece, National Jeweler culled a group of innovative jewelry designers to keep an eye on during the year.



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4. 4 Digital Marketing Trends to Watch for in 2017
To help jewelers stay ahead of the curve, contributor Mike Farrell highlighted the updates that are sure to shake up the digital world in 2017.



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5. Female Armed Robber Cops to More Crimes
Abigail Lee Kemp, who dominated headlines last year when she victimized employees at multiple jewelry stores, has pleaded guilty to heists in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

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