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This month, National Jeweler takes a look at the background of acrostic jewelry, which contained a message spelled out by the first letter of every gemstone in the piece. 
 This month, National Jeweler takes a look at the background of acrostic jewelry, which contained a message spelled out by the first letter of every gemstone in the piece.
When Bonhams New York auctions 700 pieces from the estate of the late Lauren Bacall this spring, it will include more than 30 of her favorite jewels from top brands like Cartier, Chanel and Tiffany & Co. 
Men’s jewelry and accessory brand William Henry is partnering with well-known fashion brand John Varvatos to bring a selection from its newest jewelry collection into the latter’s boutiques. 
The “Graff ruby,” a stone weighing 8.62 carats that possesses the vivid, desirable hue known as pigeon’s blood, was purchased for a record-breaking $8.6 million at Sotheby’s on Wednesday. 
U.S. Antique Shows, organizers of the trade-only antique jewelry show held in Las Vegas every year, is launching a new show aimed at the high-end market.    
Christie’s recent Magnificent Jewels sale set a new world record for a jewelry auction at $150.2 million, led by a 392.52-carat sapphire that was a record-setter itself. 
Initially, the Disney pieces will be sold in the company’s concept stores only but Pandora said it is planning to expand distribution to some multi-brand retailers in 2015. 
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