Last week, geologist and PhD student Celeste Labedz had some fun on Twitter comparing the fashions at the 2019 Met Gala to various minerals, as seen here with Florence Welch and this tourmaline. Our Senior Editor, Gemstones Brecken Branstrator loved it.
New York—Too busy last week to keep up with the news? You can catch up now, starting with these five stories.

1. A New Take on #MetGala2019: The Looks Reimagined as Minerals
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator hopes readers enjoy one Twitter user’s comparisons as much as she did.

2. Lisa Jones Appointed President of Patek Philippe USA
She is the first woman to head the U.S. market for the venerable Swiss brand.

3. Hearts On Fire Owner Expanding in North America
Chow Tai Fook is opening a “business hub” in Boston and has tapped Hearts On Fire President Caryl Capeci to run it.

4. Spence Diamonds Names Veeral Rathod New CEO
The newly-appointed CEO chatted with National Jeweler about his plans for the retailer and his push for more education on lab-grown diamonds.

5. GIA Hosting Panel on Consumer Expectations in Vegas
It will feature five leaders and focus on consumer expectations around sustainability and “doing good” in the world.

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