Barneys New York is describing The High End as a “luxury cannabis lifestyle and wellness concept shop,” and said it is the first major retailer to open such a store. The High End is located on the fifth floor of the retailer’s Beverly Hills flagship. (Rendering courtesy of Barneys New York)
New York—Falling behind on the week’s jewelry news? Here are five stories to get you back on track.

1. Jewelry Will Be Part of Barneys High-Brow Headshop
It opens next month at the Barneys store in Beverly Hills and has the perfect name.

2. Signet Offers Employees Exit Plan as It Looks to Cut Costs
Layoffs will follow if the cost-cutting target is not met.

3. Lab-Grown Diamonds Land at Place Vendôme
Courbet is headed by a former Richemont executive and a marketing executive turned jewelry designer.

4. Katy Perry’s Engagement Ring Takes a Cue from Royal Style
The pop singer opted for a traditional look to mark her engagement to Orlando Bloom, with a mega-watt center stone.

5. This Database of Gemstone Inclusions Is Now Open to All
Bangkok lab Lotus Gemology compiled the photo database, which is free and available to anyone who needs it.

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