By Hannah Connorton
hannah.connorton@nationaljeweler.com
The woman wanted for tying up jewelry store employees at gunpoint before emptying the showcases was at it again, this time at a jewelry store in North Carolina. As of Thursday, multiple news outlets had aired segments about her.

The first full work week of 2016 also brought predicted trends, as well as news of a new consumer-facing advertising campaign.

It’s the start of a new year, in photos.





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