By Hannah Connorton
hannah.connorton@nationaljeweler.com
Stores magazine’s annual list of the U.S.’s 100 largest retailers shows that the chains that are faring best are those that have learned to connect with customers both online and off. Kay Jewelers parent company, Signet Jewelers Ltd., was No. 77 on this year’s list. Read more here.
It was a week of diamond news, with India’s top exporters saying no to temporarily stemming the flow of rough goods into the country and reports surfacing that Kimberley Diamonds Ltd. has shut down its Ellendale mine in Australia.

Charles Garnier Paris revealed the winners of its JCK Las Vegas raffle, all of whom won an Apple Watch, and designer Alex Woo announced the launch her first platinum design, a limited edition beehive and honey bee pendant that will help support a program to save these all-important insects.

See all of this illustrated and more, in this edition of The Week in Photos.




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