By Michelle Graff
After restructuring its field organization, Pandora Americas--which encompasses the U.S., Canada and Latin America--announced it had laid off 70 people from its visual merchandising team, which represents 6 percent of its approximately 1,250 employees. Read more here. 
Layoffs at Pandora, the closing of Samuel Gordon Jewelers and Manfredi Jewels opening a second location made this week one to remember.

In New York, Thistle & Bee celebrated the opening of its first brick-and-mortar store and, across the Hudson, Pantone released the 10 colors predicted to be hot this fall. In addition, the Women’s Jewelry Association and the Fashion Group International recognized excellence in jewelry design.

It’s the week, in photos.

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