By Michelle Graff
Articles on fashion jewelry and bridal trends plus a blog post explaining why there are diamonds in Arkansas were among the 10 most-read stories on last year.
New York--Too busy last week to catch all the headlines in the jewelry industry? No problem. 

Here are five stories from last week that retailers might have missed in the midst of the holiday rush. 

1. The Spending Bill Clause ‘Critical’ to Jewelers
As part of the trillion-dollar spending bill passed on Dec. 18, Congress made permanent legislation that allows retailers to write off store improvements over a 15-year period. 

2. Changing Times: A Multiple-Choice Quiz
In National Jeweler’s last contributed column of the year, Jan Brassem gave jewelers a final pop quiz for 2015, this one testing their knowledge of the changing retail landscape. 

3. UAE Appoints Chair for Kimberley Process
The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Economy announced on Dec. 20 that it has selected Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority, as the KP’s official chairman in 2016.

4. The Most-Read Stories of 2015
What did National Jeweler’s readers click on the most this year? It turns out they found stories about the past and the future equally enthralling.

5. Chamilia Gets Into the Stackables Game
Swarovski has debuted a line of 28 rings priced between $30 and $70 that feature Pure Brilliance zirconia, alpinite and spinel crystals.

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