Blue Nile opened its newest “webroom” in Virginia this week, giving it a physical presence in the state and requiring it collect sales tax there, while Alrosa started developing a new mining site and also uncovered another large rough diamond.

News also surfaced this week of notable stones going to auction. Joseph DuMouchelle announced it will put the ring Donald Trump used to propose to Marla Maples up for auction. Tiancheng sold a number of jewels from designer Kat Florence, including some of the largest gemstones ever sold at auction, to raise money for earthquake relief in Nepal.

National Jeweler and Jewelers of America also released the results of their latest survey, asking jewelers about e-commerce and platinum sales, while the Denver Broncos received their rings for winning Super Bowl 50.

See it all and more in this week’s photo slideshow.


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