Marlon Brando’s Rolex watch, pictured here, sold for $2 million at Phillips auction house last week.
New York—Was your schedule too full of holiday events to keep up with the jewelry news last week? Here are five stories to catch you up.

1. 4 Dead Following Attempted Jewelry Store Robbery in Florida
A failed armed robbery of a store on Coral Gables’ “Miracle Mile” spurred a chase that resulted in the deaths of the two robbery suspects, a UPS driver and a bystander.

2. Hyde Park Jewelers Will Have a New CEO
Chief Operating Officer Damon Gross steps into the head role as founder Michael Pollak pivots to non-executive chairman.

3. Brando, Nicklaus Watches Sell for Millions at Auction
They were two of five lots that sold for more than $1 million each at Phillips’ “Game Changers” watch auction Tuesday.

4. Designer’s Diary: A Unique, Artistic Approach to Holiday Sales
Vittoria d’Aste-Surcouf tried selling her designs online only using just renderings. Did it work?

5. Burmese Ruby Sells for $9M at Christie’s Jewelry Auction
“The duPont Ruby” smashed its $3.5-$5.5 million pre-sale estimate.



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