National Jeweler embarked on its annual holiday sales report last week, asking jewelers how they fared during the post-Thanksgiving shopping days.
New York—Need to catch up on last week’s jewelry news? Here are five stories to get you started.

1.  10 Retailers Talk About the Start to the Holiday Season
Jewelers dished on brands, promotions and outside obstacles as the fourth quarter kicked into high gear.

2.  Current Jewelry Trends: The Holiday Forecast
These three key looks are gaining popularity among both designers and consumers, said Fashion Editor Ashley Davis.

3.  24-Carat ‘Moon of Baroda’ Diamond Sells for $1.3M
A signed photograph of Marilyn Monroe wearing the fancy yellow pear-shaped diamond also sold at Christie’s jewelry auction Nov. 27.

4.  Fewer Consumers Shopped Over Thanksgiving Weekend, NRF Says
More than 165 million Americans spent money in stores or online, down from the 174 million in 2017.

5.  Consumers Saw Lightbox. Here’s What They Wanted to Know
At a pop-up shop in New York, De Beers gave the public the chance to see its lab-grown line in person for the first time.

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