This enameled and gem-set parrot was one of the most-buzzed-about pieces ahead of Christie’s “Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence” jewelry auction last week. The sale netted over $100 million and broke several records.
New York—Missed our newsletters because you were on summer vacation last week? Here are five of our top stories to help bring you back up to speed.

1. Mughal Magnificence: Christie’s Auction Nets $109M
Held last Wednesday in New York, the auction house’s sale of Indian jewelry ranks as the second highest-grossing private jewelry collection auction in history.

2. Do You Really Need to Drive More Prospects into Your Store?
Increasing foot traffic is not the panacea some retailers seem to think it is, Peter Smith wrote in his latest column.

3. Suspect Indicted for Murder of PA Jeweler in New Orleans
A grand jury ruled that Magen Hall will face charges of armed robbery, obstruction of justice and second-degree murder in the death of Patrick Murphy.

4. 5 Things That Are New from Stuller
At JCK Las Vegas, the company debuted an on-trend bridal collection, added lab-grown melee in pink and blue, and introduced a new tester.

5. What Does Transparency Mean in 2019?
Associate Editor Ashley Davis recaps what she learned at a panel on transparency at the recent JCK Las Vegas show.

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