By Brecken Branstrator
brecken.branstrator@nationaljeweler.com
A story about Shirley Temple’s 9.54-carat fancy deep blue diamond going up for auction in April was one of the top stories on National Jeweler last week.
New York--Here are the top five stories published on NationalJeweler.com last week, according to Google Analytics.

1. Sotheby’s to Sell America’s Little Darling’s Blue Diamond
The 9.54-carat fancy deep blue diamond Shirley Temple’s dad bought her in 1940 could sell for as much as $35 million when it hits the auction block in April.

2. Greenwich Jewelers Talks Bridal Trends on ‘Today’
The Today show’s “My Big Fat Today Wedding,” which took place last week, included the New York City jeweler as well as a few well-known jewelry brands.

3. Deloitte: A US Recession Remains ‘Unlikely’
According to a report recently released by Deloitte, the chance the United States will slip into another recession is slim. What is likely, however, is that the economy will keep growing at its current slow, and some would say unsatisfactory, pace.

4. Citizen Introduces a Super-Slim Eco-Drive
Citizen has unveiled what it’s billing as the world’s thinnest light-powered watch as it marks the 40th anniversary of its Eco-Drive technology.

5. Pulse On: Succession Planning
Jewelers of America surveyed retailers about their plans for passing on the family business, finding that while a lot of jewelry stores are headed by individuals age 50 or older, there are many who don’t have any type of succession plan in place.





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