Signet rings were the subject of National Jeweler’s most-read story last week. Here is a style from contemporary fine jewelry designer Jessica Biales.

New York--Here are the top five stories published on NationalJeweler.com for the week of Sept. 4 to 10, according to Google Analytics.

1. The History Behind … Signet Rings
National Jeweler explored the origins of the style, which is still popular with contemporary jewelry designers.

2. Jewelry Store Manager Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft
A case in which military service personnel were defrauded received an update, as one of the defendants pleaded guilty.

3. Squirrel Spotting: What If You Started Your Business Today?
Columnist Peter Smith introduced ways retailers could reevaluate their businesses to increase sales.

4. Stella & Dot Gets Into Fine Jewelry
A costume jewelry company known for its trunk shows and jewelry parties announced the addition of a 14-karat gold category.

5.  The History Behind … The Choker
National Jeweler broke down the beginnings of the trendy jewelry item in this “The History Behind” feature originally published in late March.

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