This week National Jeweler reported on the 2015 statistics from the Jewelers Board of Trade, which showed that more retail jewelers and repairers in the U.S. are closing up shop.

In addition, a 5-carat lab-grown blue diamond was graded by the Gemological Institute of America, the largest faceted lab-grown blue GIA has ever studied, while JCK announced San Francisco band Train as its Rocks the Beach concert headliner.

Recap the week that was, in photos.


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