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Three jewelry-selling retailers that reported their financials Thursday did not record strong increases in sales in the fourth quarter, despite the fact that it is generally the most wonderful time of the year for retailers. 
National Jeweler analyzes the price tag on the $1.4 billion deal between Signet Jewelers and Zale Corp., what it means for the jewelry industry as a whole and what the real “pickup” of the acquisition is for Signet.
Bead brand Pandora reported Tuesday that its U.S. sales rose 24 percent in 2013 (28 percent in local currency) to $589.7 million, driven by an increasing demand for newer products and an improved store network. 
Signet Jewelers Ltd. and Zale Corp. announced Wednesday morning that Signet, parent company of Sterling Jewelers, is acquiring Zale in a deal valued at $1.4 billion.
Indian jewelry retailer and manufacturer Gitanjali Gems Ltd., owner of Samuels Jewelers Inc., said its United States sales grew 12 percent year-over-year in the first nine months of fiscal year 2014.
Internet retail giant Amazon.com announced Wednesday that it is looking to hire 2,500 new full-time employees to staff the company’s U.S. fulfillment centers. 
Signet Jewelers Ltd., the largest specialty jeweler in the world, has given its CEO a long-term contract, a recent 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows.
Freeman’s Auctioneers has named Michael Larsen as the head of the Fine Jewelry & Watches department. 
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