By Hannah Connorton
hannah.connorton@nationaljeweler.com
A somber mood settled over the jewelry industry this week with news of the passing of Cindy Edelstein, a consultant, entrepreneur, author, editor and friend who died suddenly Sunday at the age of 51.


It didn’t take long for the support and love to flow afterward, though, as a crowdfunding effort was established days later to help with the college education of Edelstein’s daughter, Remy Sasha Stankus.

Also happening this week was the close of the Vicenzaoro Winter trade show in Italy and the announcement of a new president for watch company Bulova. 

In addition, Tiffany & Co. said it would be coming out with a new line of fragrances for both men and women, and National Jeweler took a look at which colored gemstones dealers expect to be most popular at the upcoming Tucson gem shows.

It’s the week that was, in photos.







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