Our story about Montana retailer The Gem Gallery buying the Vortex Yogo sapphire mine was one of the most-read features on NationalJeweler.com last week.
New York--Here are the five most-read stories on National Jeweler last week, according to Google Analytics.

1. Signet to Acquire JamesAllen.com Owner for $328M
The jeweler said it will operate JamesAllen.com as an independent division while also adding parent company R2Net’s technology to its own stores’ websites.

2. Amanda’s Style File: Solar Eclipse 2017
From scurrying to secure special glasses to jewelers holding viewing events, the craze over last Monday’s natural phenomenon took hold of the nation.

3. Montana Retailer Acquires, Reopens Yogo Sapphire Mine
The Gem Gallery’s purchase of the Vortex mine near Lewistown will allow the jewelry store to bring the high-quality sapphires back to the market.

4. JSA Offering $2,500 Reward in Fatal Armed Robbery
Fresno, California police were looking for two suspects wanted in connection with the shooting of an employee during a robbery earlier this month.

5. The Top American Brands, According to Public Perception
Market research firm YouGov has released its first BrandIndex, a list of companies that it says are currently resonating with consumers.

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