A blog post on the superstitions and legends surrounding six gemstones, including the sapphire, was the most-read story on NationalJeweler.com last week.
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Catch up on what happened in the jewelry world, starting with these five stories.

1. Victorian-Era Parure to Be on Display All Summer
The “Treasures from Chatsworth” exhibition at Sotheby’s includes a diadem created in 1856 to celebrate Tsar Alexander II’s coronation.

2. Mayors Opens First Flagship Under Watches of Switzerland
The retailer said it plans to renovate all 15 of its stores within the next 24 months.

3. Why Opals Are ‘Bad Luck’ and Other Gemstone Legends
Associate Editor Lenore Fedow delves into the ancient beliefs and superstitions surrounding six popular gemstones.

4. Net-a-Porter Debuts Invitation-Only High Jewelry Section
EIP Privé launches with such brands as Boehmer et Bassenge, Piaget and Bayco.

5. According to Stores, the Largest Retailers in the US Are …
The National Retail Federation’s magazine just released its annual “Top 100 Retailers” list, which includes one specialty jeweler.

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