By Michelle Graff
michelle.graff@nationaljeweler.com

New York--Here are the five most popular stories from NationalJeweler.com for the week of Nov. 2 to 8, according to Google Analytics.

1. Coffee Talk: Retailer responds to Starbucks ring ban. West Coast chain Robbins Brothers created the hashtag #MakeLoveNotCoffee for its Instagram and Facebook accounts in order to get people’s opinions on Starbucks recent announcement that it would no longer allow baristas to wear rings set with stones while on the clock.

2. Polished diamond prices expected to keep dropping. The Rapaport Group’s latest data shows that polished diamond prices fell in October, and Rapaport said they expect them to continue their decline.

3. 7 great studs for the holiday season. This story from National Jeweler’s new digital magazine covers the stud earring trend, giving retailers options for stocking their display cases this season.

4. De Beers is ‘changing with the times.’ Executives for the diamond miner and marketer gave Anglo American investors insight into the diamond industry in a long presentation held Monday in London, another signal that De Beers is becoming more transparent.

5. GIA suspends sealing service indefinitely. The Gemological Institute of America announced last week that it has suspended its diamond sealing services until further notice after receiving a sealed diamond for verification that did not match the grading report number packaged with it.





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