By Michelle Graff
michelle.graff@nationaljeweler.com
The 1.64-carat radiant-cut pink diamond independent jeweler Corinne sold to a private client last month for $170,000. The retailer now is creating a custom setting for the stone.
New York--Here are the five most popular stories from NationalJeweler.com for the week of Nov. 30 to Dec. 6, according to Google Analytics.

1) NJ retailer sells $170K pink diamond
Corinne Jewelers in Toms River, N.J. recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with what the store’s owner described as a “once-in-a-lifetime” sale--a 1.64-carat radiant-cut pink diamond.

2) 9 questions with the man cleaning up EGL
Menahem Sevdermish has been named global manager of the EGL chain of laboratories outside the United States and said his first action will be to homogenize the lab’s grading practices worldwide, and to stop issuing EGL International reports.

3) Wine red shade named hue of the year for 2015
“Marsala” is Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year. The robust and earthy red supplants “Radiant Orchid,” the bright purple that was this year’s hue.

4) Polished diamond prices continue 8-month slide
The price for polished diamonds in varying sizes fell again in November, RapNet data for the month showed.

5) At the start of the season, fine jewelry shines

The majority of retailers interviewed following Black Friday said that both foot traffic and sales were up somewhat unexpectedly over the weekend.




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