By Michelle Graff
michelle.graff@nationaljeweler.com
New York--Here are the top five stories on NationalJeweler.com from Nov. 15 to 21, according to Google Analytics.

Lucara President and CEO William Lamb described the 1,111-carat diamond workers found at the company’s Karowe Mine as being “slightly smaller than a tennis ball.”1. 1,111-carat diamond found in Botswana
Recovered last week from the Karowe mine, the headline-making Type IIa stone is the second-largest gem-quality diamond ever recovered, and the biggest find in more than a century.

2. ‘Harsh’ prison sentences given in bribery case
The Antwerp World Diamond Centre announced last week that four diamond traders accused of bribing a grader in exchange for higher color grades on reports will spend up to two-and-a-half years behind bars.

3. 10X Blog: Demographic drop-off
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff examined the reasons why people are getting out of, and not getting into, the jewelry industry.

4. Northeastern offers Apple Watch for Black Friday deal
The retailer is continuing its tradition of competing with big-box retailers on Black Friday weekend by giving shoppers a special gift, and this year it’s going with wearable tech.

5. The Week in Photos
Another longtime independent jeweler announcing his retirement and the 1,111-carat diamond were among the highlights of last week’s photo review of the news.





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