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Ritani has partnered with a number of fine jewelry brands and designers, as well as up-and-coming talent from the Fashion Institute of Technology, to launch the Ritani Designer Collections program. 
Two jewels that once belonged to English crime novelist and playwright Agatha Christie sold for nearly $80,000 at Bonhams Wednesday, well exceeding what the auction house anticipated. 
A new world auction record for a fancy vivid pink diamond was set at Sotheby’s Tuesday when an 8.41-carat internally flawless fancy vivid purple-pink diamond sold for $17.8 million. 
After seven months at the Forbes Galleries in New York earlier this year, the American Jewelry Design Council’s “Variations on a Theme” exhibit will travel to the Kent State University Museum in Ohio before it heads west to the GIA. 
A necklace set with a 81.38-carat rectangular-cut potentially internally flawless diamond is expected to sell for as much as $3.5 million at Christie’s later this month in an auction that will include an online-only portion.  
David Yurman is marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating 10 percent of the purchase price of items sold on his new curated online shop to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 
Nine pieces of jewelry designed by Marina B, the granddaughter of the founder of Bulgari, will be offered at Bonhams this fall, and is expected to fetch more than $1 million. 
Jewelry designer David Yurman, fashion icon Iris Apfel and Paper magazine editor and publisher Kim Hastreiter will be recognized at the Pratt Institute’s Legends Awards this November. 
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