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The former CEO of bridal jewelry company Lieberfarb is now working as an executive at Buyers Intelligence Group, the merchandising consulting firm started in 2000 by Abe Sherman.
Sterling Jewelers is converting some of the Ultra Diamond outlets it purchased in 2012 into Jared Vault stores, a chain of outlet stores that sell overstock from Jared the Galleria of Jewelry.
First quarter sales were strong worldwide for Tiffany & Co., with same-store and total sales in the Americas increasing due to broad-based growth across the United States. 
Christie’s is expanding its sales reach with the launch of an online retail boutique that will offer rare, vintage and luxury timepieces, the auction house said Wednesday.
Signet Jewelers Ltd. announced Monday that its finance arm has completed an offering of $400 million in senior notes and will use the proceeds to help fund its proposed acquisition of Zale Corp.
TIG Advisors LLC are “short-term opportunists” who are spreading inaccurate information about the proposed Signet-Zale merger and misrepresenting the facts, Zale Corp. has said in a letter designed to “set the record straight” regarding the deal.
Zale Corp. is locked in a back-and-forth battle with TIG Advisors, which again urged the company’s shareholders to vote against the proposed acquisition of Zale by rival Signet Jewelers Ltd.   
Despite a dismal winter that hampered many retailers’ sales, J.C. Penney posted relatively strong first quarter same-store sales, with fine jewelry listed as one of its best-selling categories.
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