By Michelle Graff
New York--Here are the five most popular stories from and the three most popular posts from the website’s blog, 10X, for the week of Dec. 21 to 27, according to Google Analytics.

1. 6 bridal jewelry trends for 2015
National Jeweler rounds up the trends that will influence bridal designs--including unusual shapes, modified halos and color--next year.

2. 5 modern forces that shaped the industry, part II
In part two of a two-part series, columnist Jan Brassem takes a look at the final three factors that he says have disrupted and transformed the jewelry industry over the past 35 years.

3. For jewelers, just how super was Saturday?
This story, which comes as part of National Jeweler’s holiday sales report, looks at how retailers across the country did on the Saturday before Christmas, a/k/a “Super Saturday.” 

4. Need a colored stone? There’s now an app for that
Colored gemstone dealer Mayer & Watt released an app dedicated to loose colored stones, allowing users to browse its inventory and/or use the app for gemstone education.

5. Rocks On: Opal’s essence continues to delight
This month’s Rocks On examines the supply, demand, and pricing dynamics for opals, and shows examples of recent pieces created with this gemstone.

10X Blog

1. The 3 biggest stories of 2014
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff recaps the headlines that had the greatest impact on the industry over the past year.

2. My favorite gemstone pieces of 2014
Associate Editor Brecken Branstrator tackles the difficult task of picking her favorite pieces of jewelry from her first full year as a member of the industry.

3. Marsala jewels for 2015
With the news that Pantone named the earthy red hue called “Marsala” as its 2015 color of the year, Branstrator showcases 10 pieces of Marsala-colored jewelry in this blog.

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