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The Diamond Empowerment Fund announced Tuesday that Signet Jewelers will be the first premier presenting sponsor of its “Diamonds in the Sky” event this spring.
Same-store sales increased 3 percent year-over-year in the all-important months of November and December, struggling retailer J.C. Penney reported Tuesday.  
The Responsible Jewellery Council is on the hunt for a new CEO who will provide strategic vision and leadership for the next chapter of the organization’s development. 
Jewelry brand Fred Leighton is making its first move into e-commerce, selling on luxury retail website Net-a-Porter.  
Sales were up again for Amazon.com in the fourth quarter, with the company reporting a 20 percent increase to $25.59 billion as compared with $21.27 billion in the same period last year.
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton reported 4 percent organic revenue growth for its jewelry and watch division in 2013, led by an “excellent” performance in its directly owned boutiques, particularly Bulgari. 

The judge’s latest ruling in its battle with Costco likely left Tiffany feeling a little blue. But the legal battle between these two retail giants over the term “Tiffany” in relation to engagement ring settings is still in its early stages, and no one side has a clear advantage.

Target Corp. is continuing its expansion into Canada with the opening of nine more stores in five provinces over the course of 2014. 
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