Last week, Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator highlighted her favorite pieces from a new Muzo collaboration with several contemporary jewelry designers. These earrings are from British designer Alice Cicolini.
New York—Here are five of the top jewelry news headlines from the week of Dec. 10.

1. Inside James Allen: 3 Observations About Its First Store
National Jeweler’s editors have spent the past couple weeks visiting pop-ups and secret-shopping online. Now, we’re checking out a new brick-and-mortar concept store.

2. This Ring Belonging to a Klimt Muse Just Sold at Auction
The diamond “toi et moi” ring was owned by the husband of Adele Bloch-Bauer, better known as “The Woman in Gold.”

3. Largest Collection of Jean Schlumberger Jewels Headed to Fla.
Socialite Bunny Mellon’s collection is on view at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg from now through March 15.

4. Marketing Minute: What’s This About Marketing Automation ...
And when will jewelers jump on board? Columnist Jim Ackerman wants to know.

5. 9 Amazing Pieces Set with Colombian Emeralds
These are the tumbled and trapiche pieces from the Muzo designer collaboration that caught our gemstone editor’s eye.

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