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This ring by Cornelia Goldsmith is one of the pieces currently on display as part of the AJDC exhibition at the Headley-Whitney Museum of Art in Lexington.
New York--Here are five jewelry news stories from the week of June 25 that should not be missed.  

1. De Beers Breaks Ground on Diamond Growing Facility
The diamond miner and marketer announced Wednesday that it has broken ground on the factory outside of Porland, Oregon where it will grow diamonds for Lightbox Jewelry, its line of fashion pieces set with lab-grown stones.

2. CPAA Pearl Design Competition Now Accepting Entries
Jewelry designers interested in creating a piece using pearls have from now through Sept. 22 to enter the Cultured Pearl Association of America’s annual design contest.

3. A. Jaffe Set to be Sold, Again
Court filings show that the diamond jewelry company, one of three U.S. firms owned by Nirav Modi, is going back on the block this month.

4. Exhibition of Contemporary Jewelry Designers Opens in KY
Jewelry made by 36 artists from the American Jewelry Design Council is on display from now through mid-August at the Headley-Whitney Museum of Art in Lexington.

5. Squirrel Spotting: Who’s Driving the Bus in Your Business?
Don’t miss the latest column from Peter Smith, who writes that if it is the salespeople who are dictating the direction of your store, then you have a big problem.

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