By Michelle Graff

This week, the woman wanted in a string of armed jewelry store robberies across the Southeast pleaded guilty in a Florida federal court while Jewelers of America announced the winner of the next Gem Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Also, Peter Smith wrote about reasonable sales goals and news surfaced that the Smithsonian would be publishing a new book on gemstones in the fall.

Read it all in The Week in Photos.

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