Our coverage of the Couture Design Award winners, including the Eva Fehren ring seen here, which won Best in Bridal, was among the most-read stories on NationalJeweler.com last week.
New York--These were the five most popular stories on National Jeweler last week, according to Google Analytics.

1. Thieves Snatch 20-Carat Diamond at Vegas Show
Two men working together used the distraction technique to steal a 20-carat diamond from an exhibitor’s booth in Las Vegas.

2. And the Winners of the 2018 Couture Design Awards Are …
This year’s edition of the jewelry design awards included the question, is it OK to propose to myself if the ring is really beautiful?

3. In Las Vegas, Signet CEO Calls for Industry Innovation
In a keynote breakfast speech at the JCK Las Vegas jewelry trade show, Gina Drosos said Signet and the trade all need to step it up.

4. Son of Austin Jeweler Charged in Murder-for-Hire Plot
Authorities allege that Nicolas Patrick Shaughnessy and his wife, Jaclyn Alexa Edison, hired the suspect who killed Gallerie Jewelers owner Ted Shaughnessy.

5. Live From Las Vegas: Industry’s Level of Optimism ‘Striking’
JCK Events shared highlights from its new State of the Industry Jewelry Report, which found that many in the industry are feeling positive right now.

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