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Zale Corp. recorded a 2 percent increase in the same-store sales in the second quarter ended Jan. 31, with its Zales and Zales Outlet stores turning in the strongest performance.
Same-store sales increased by only 1 percent in the fourth quarter for Macy’s Inc. despite a strong holiday season performance, the retailer reported Tuesday. 
Three jewelry-selling retailers that reported their financials Thursday did not record strong increases in sales in the fourth quarter, despite the fact that it is generally the most wonderful time of the year for retailers. 
Bead brand Pandora reported Tuesday that its U.S. sales rose 24 percent in 2013 (28 percent in local currency) to $589.7 million, driven by an increasing demand for newer products and an improved store network. 
Indian jewelry retailer and manufacturer Gitanjali Gems Ltd., owner of Samuels Jewelers Inc., said its United States sales grew 12 percent year-over-year in the first nine months of fiscal year 2014.
Blue Nile announced Thursday that it has set up a second in-store display, this one in the Nordstrom bridal suite at Roosevelt Field, a large mall on New York’s Long Island.
Same-store sales increased 3 percent year-over-year in the all-important months of November and December, struggling retailer J.C. Penney reported Tuesday.  
Sales were up again for Amazon.com in the fourth quarter, with the company reporting a 20 percent increase to $25.59 billion as compared with $21.27 billion in the same period last year.
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