These 18-karat gold and black rhodium diamond earrings from designer Dana Bronfman were one of 15 pairs featured in Amanda Gizzi’s jewelry trends story on shoulder dusters.

New York—Need to catch up on last week’s jewelry news? Here are five stories to get you started.  

1. Amanda’s Style File: 15 Fabulous Shoulder Dusters
Last week, Amanda Gizzi brought readers 15 long, linear styles perfect for a season in which earrings are going to great lengths to get noticed.

2. Refiner Republic Metals Files for Bankruptcy
The company filed Chapter 11 on Nov. 2 after noticing “inventory discrepancies” in its books and records.

3. Links of London’s US Division Files Chapter 7
Its non-U.S. operations are unaffected by the bankruptcy petition filed in Delaware.

4. AGS Releases 2019 Conclave Speaker Lineup
Improv comedians Brad Sherwood and Colin Mochrie of “Whose Line is it Anyway” will liven things up over breakfast one morning.

5. CEO of Company that Owns Couture, JA NY Resigns
David Loechner was the head of Emerald Expositions, which also owns the Las Vegas antique jewelry trade show.

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