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A former vice president of product development at Tiffany & Co. was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for stealing more than $2 million in jewelry from the New York-based retailer.
France’s highest court has upheld a ruling mandating that pieces created by full-time employees of jewelry firms belong to the firms themselves and are not the property of the individual designer, a ruling being called “very decisive” for French luxury goods companies.
Loss to retailers from return fraud during the holiday season is forecast to increase from $2.88 billion to $3.39 billion this year, a National Retail Federation (NRF) survey shows. 
After more than a year of reviewing its mandatory member standards, the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) officially has launched its new Code of Practices. 
The annual congress of CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, will take place May 19 to 21 in Moscow, the organization announced last week.
Signet Jewelers Ltd. has purchased a diamond polishing facility in Gaborone, Botswana, a not-unexpected move for a company that has been talking about increasing its direct sourcing of rough for some time.  
Danish bead-maker Pandora said Friday that financial authorities in Denmark have indicted the company for waiting too long to report an expected drop in sales back in 2011.  
Russia Today is reporting that Signet Jewelers, parent company of Sterling Jewelers, and diamond miner Alrosa are on the verge of inking a diamond sourcing deal worth $80 million. 
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