A story about what a New York store did for the owner of this engagement ring was the first in National Jeweler’s new “Feel-Good Friday” series and the fourth most popular story on the website last week.
New York-- These were the 5 most-read stories on National Jeweler last week, according to Google Analytics.

1. Direct-to-Consumer Jewelry Brand Scores $2.6M in Funding
Aurate is the fine jewelry line that investors are comparing to brands like Warby Parker and Casper.

2. The List of the US’s Top 10 Retailers Remains Unchanged
The largest players on Stores magazine’s annual Top 100 Retailers list have held on to their spots by focusing on value and embracing the new ways consumers are shopping.

3. Couple Wanted for Store Diamond Switch in Oklahoma, Texas
The pair has hit four jewelry stores in a little over a month, law enforcement officials say.

4. Feel-Good Friday: NY Store Replaces Lost Stone, Mounting
When a possible flaw in the soldering lead to both falling out of an engagement ring, Kingston Fine Jewelry was quick to fix its mistake.

5. Belgian Bank Reportedly Seizes Assets from Exelco
Bloomberg reported last week that KBC is looking to recover some $29 million in unpaid loans from diamond company Exelco NV.

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