Princess Beatrice of York got engaged last month to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, who enlisted independent jewelry designer Shaun Leane to create this diamond and platinum ring.
New York—Miss out on some of the jewelry industry headlines during a busy week? Here are five stories you should know about.

1. Princess Beatrice Taps Shaun Leane for Engagement Ring
The British royal’s husband-to-be collaborated with the famed independent jeweler on a classic style.

2. 5 Tips for Creating Eye-Catching Window Displays
Retail and design experts share advice on creating show-stopping displays in time for the holiday rush.

3. De Beers, Alrosa Sales Both Pacing $1B+ Behind Last Year
The world’s two largest diamond miners reported a more than 30 percent drop in revenue in their most recent round of sales.

4. Gemewizard Now Offers Online Education
The Gem Color Academy has kicked off with a colored stone grading course.

5. MJSA Launches ConFab Chicago
The day-long seminar program will be held Oct. 24, in conjunction with the Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference.

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