This 18-karat gold ring is set with 6,690 cut diamonds, which Guinness World Records said is the highest number ever set in one ring.
New York--Here are five jewelry news stories from the week of July 2 that should not be missed.

1. Indian Jewelers Set World Record for Most Diamonds in a Ring
Two Indian jewelers created a ring with 6,690 cut diamonds--a new record, according to Guinness World Records.

2. Amanda’s Style File: Rubylicious
Celebrate July birthdays with fashion-forward yet timeless ruby jewels.

3. Signet Is Done Outsourcing Its Credit Programs
Signet Jewelers Ltd. has completed the outsourcing of its credit programs, a process the retailer started a little over a year ago.

4. 5 Business Books to Pick Up This Summer
Time management, navigating clueless colleagues and the real reason for the success of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook are just a few of the topics covered.

5. The Best Haute Joaillerie Instagram Snaps
The most storied jewelry maisons, and a few powerhouse contemporary brands, showed their most exquisite creations during Paris Haute Couture week.

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