By Hannah Connorton
A four-strand natural colored pearl necklace sold for a record price at Christie’s this week, while bead and jewelry brand Pandora announced the launch of a North American marketing campaign.

Yellow gold and geometric shapes rocked the red carpet at MTV’s Movie Awards, and designer Jane Taylor debuted one-of-a-kind cocktail rings on e-tailer Moda Operandi. Across the pond, LVMH announced sales in the first quarter had increased year-over-year.

See the week that was, in photos.

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