The week began with reports that the fine jewelry industry seems to have gotten the holiday season off to a strong start, with a number of retailers saying that they had unusually strong Black Friday weekends and five online-only retailers reporting an increase in sales on Cyber Monday.

Meanwhile, Gemfields unveiled a 40-carat ruby uncovered from its Montepuez mine in Mozambique, Hearts of Fire entered mainland China with a new store, and Pantone announced which hue won the title of the 2015 Color of the Year.

See the week in rewind in this photo slideshow. 

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