Last week, National Jeweler ran several updates from the Tucson gem shows, including the launch of a new tool called ColorCodex to communicate color for gems using numeric values, pictured here.
New York—Need to catch up on last week’s jewelry news? Here are five stories to get you started.

1. Another Survey Shows Dip in Engagement Ring Spending
The Knot says couples spent about 2 percent less on their engagement rings in 2018.

2. System for Comparing Color in Gemstones Launched in Tucson
ColorCodex offers a way for the trade to communicate and compare the color of faceted gemstones using numeric values.

3. 4 Predictions on Retail and Diamond Desire in 2019
It will be a watershed year for man-made diamonds, Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff writes.

4. Pandora Names Sixth CEO Since 2010
Alexander Lacik has decades of experience in consumer goods, most recently as CEO of child safety product company Britax Ltd.

5. Here’s What’s Happening in Jewelry at London Fashion Week
The Jewellery Cut is hosting a two-day event jam-packed with design and education.

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