By Michelle Graff
New York--Here are the five most popular stories from and the three most popular posts from the 10X Blog for the week of Nov. 16 to 22, according to Google Analytics.

1. Which retailers will be open on Thanksgiving Day?
With the increasing backlash against stores that opt to open for shopping on this family-driven holiday, National Jeweler looks at which stores will and won’t open their physical stores on turkey day this year.

2. A plan for pulling in customers on Black Friday.
One New York jeweler is aiming to compete with big-box retailers on Black Friday with a new deal for its customers that involves a camera and a television.

3. Jewelry auction website Bidz to liquidate.
This story from July details the dissolution of online auction website

4. 5 jewels that once belonged to Lauren Bacall.
This spring, Bonhams New York will auction a 700-piece collection from the estate of film star Lauren Bacall, including 30 of her best jewels from top brands like Cartier and Chanel as well as a few from her personal favorite, well-known designer Jean Schlumberger.

5. Index tracking fancy color diamond prices launched.
The new Fancy Color Research Foundation has launched, focusing on tracking prices and supporting sales of fancy color diamonds, particularly yellow, pink and blue stones.


1. Retail words of the year.
After Oxford Dictionaries named vape, normcore and slacktivism as its top words of the year, Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff takes a look at the words she thinks have shaped the retail industry in 2014 in part one of this three-part blog.

2. To a minimum.
Celebrities have been stepping onto the red carpet this fall in minimal jewelry, swapping their statement-making baubles for stud earrings and simple ring designs that create a sleek, understated look. See the best looks in this blog from Associate Editor Brecken Branstrator.

3. Jewelry for every woman’s ‘hero aspect.’
After an office visit from designer Lisa Kim, Branstrator rounds up a few of the best pieces from Kim’s new “Windlords” collection for 2015, a feminine-yet-edgy line that draws from her love of mythology, fantasy literature and ancient history.

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