Our story about a ring believed to be costume jewelry but actually set with a 26-carat diamond and heading to auction was our most-read last week.
New York--These were the five most popular stories on National Jeweler last week, according to Google Analytics.

1. Ring Sold for $13 at Outdoor Market Could Bring $450K
The owner of the ring, purchased at a car boot sale in London, thought it was a piece of costume jewelry, but the GIA found that it was set with a 26.27-carat diamond.

2. 600-Pound Emerald Uncovered in Brazil
Miners found the 4-foot-tall gemstone in May in the northeastern state of Bahia.

3. ‘Jonker No. 5’ Garners $5.3M at Christie’s
The 25.27-carat rectangular-cut diamond went for well above its highest pre-sale estimate, $3.6 million.

4. 18 New-to-Couture Brands Not To Miss
This story highlights the newcomers whom attendees should be sure to check out at the Couture show, going on now through Tuesday.

5. 50 Jewelers/50 States: Hawaii
In this installment of the series, National Jeweler interviewed the owners of The Wedding Ring Shop in Honolulu.

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