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Designed to tap into the Chinese market’s growing demand for gem-set jewelry, Hearts on Fire will open its first store on mainland China when it debuts its Shanghai location this month.
E-tailers said they did well over the holiday weekend, with consumers buying everything from bridal jewelry to colored gemstones to trendy pearl pieces online.  
A court in Denmark has fined Pandora 2 million Danish krone (about $333,000) for waiting too long to warn investors that it anticipated a drop in revenue.  
Palladium Equity Partners LLC, a New York-based private equity firm, has made a majority investment in 73-store California chain Daniel’s Jewelers. 
Names like Neil Lane, Le Vian and Vera Wang remain the main sales drivers for Signet Jewelers, which is in the process of transforming the sales floor of its Kay Jewelers stores into a series of branded boutiques.
 While results were mixed for Tiffany & Co. globally, sales in the U.S. market were relatively strong, led by consumer demand for fashion jewelry in karat gold.
Third quarter sales were soft for major chain retailers, which are grappling with a lack of compelling product and continued competition from pure-play online retailers.  
Following a tough fiscal year, specialty jeweler Birks Group Inc. has rebounded with a strong second quarter and first half, driven by watch sales and an increase in average ticket, number of transactions and store traffic.  
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