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Amazon is carving out its own space in the brick-and-mortar world with the introduction of a new point-of-sale solution for retailers that accepts credit or debit cards through a smartphone or tablet. 
The Panama Diamond Exchange has named Hecliton Santini Henriques, president of Instituto Brasileiro de Gemas e Metais Preciosos (IBGM), and Dr. Luciano Pataro, founder and director of Gold America S.A., as directors of the organization. 
Danish jewelry brand Pandora announced Thursday that CEO Allan Leighton will step down in March 2015 and be replaced by tobacco company executive Anders Colding Friis. 
From 8 to 10 on Friday nights, Jewelry Television now is doing what it terms “Girlfriend Friday,” a show not exclusively limited to selling jewels.
The chain that has had much success selling Jane Seymour- and Neil Lane-endorsed lines of jewelry is partnering with actress Sofia Vergara, of Modern Family fame, for its latest exclusive line. 
Two C-level hires at Scott Kay, a new chief financial officer at Pandora and additions to the Panama Diamond Exchange’s board of directors are among the recent career advancements in the industry. 
To combat what it says are sluggish sales in the Northeast, Pandora said it will “refresh the network,” starting with the purchase of the Pandora stores owned and operated by Hannoush Jewelers. 
A recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing by Birks Group Inc. shows that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Michael Rabinovitch, who has been with the retailer since August 2005, will leave the company in October.  
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