By Brecken Branstrator
This week, the industry converged upon a blazing New York as the JA New York Summer, New York Antique Jewelry & Watch and Luxury Privé shows took place, the Women’s Jewelry Association recognized the winners of its Awards for Excellence and the American Gem Trade Association revealed the winners of its Spectrum design competition.

Meanwhile, De Beers said it will flood its Snap Lake mine in the fall unless it can find a buyer, our analysis showed that blue diamonds have dominated the auction world so far in 2016, and Bulgari, De Beers and Alrosa all report their latest sales numbers.

See it all and more in the Week in Photos slideshow.

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