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How the Koh-i-Noor Diamond ended up in the British Crown Jewels

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The diamond came from India’s alluvial mines thousands of years ago, sifted from the sand. According to Hindu belief, it was revered by gods like Krishna—even though it seemed to carry a curse, if the luck of its owners was anything to go by. The gem, which would come to be known as the Koh-i-Noor Diamond, wove its way through Indian court intrigues before eventually ending up in the British Crown Jewels by the mid-1800s.

NRF reports retail store openings increase in 2017

Grandopening

As the “retail apocalypse” canard continues to grab the odd headline in the media, the data and the facts are consistently telling us quite a different story: a story of an industry in transition, but still growing. The most recent retail sales figures released by the Census Bureau were up a robust 4.2 percent year-on-year in July. Every month this year has seen a steady increase in sales over the same period last year.

Jewelers of America, Texas Jewelers Association collecting funds for Hurricane Harvey relief

Its been nearly two weeks since Hurricane Harvey swamped eastern Texas with damaging winds and record breaking rainfall and flooding. Flooding from Harvey, the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 2005, inundated hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses, displaced more than 30,000 people and resulted in at least 66 deaths.

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Rembrandt Charms supporting jewelers affected by hurricane Harvey

Rembrandt(WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y.) - Rembrandt Charms has prepared multiple initiatives to support the retail jewelers that were affected by the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. “Like many of our retail jewelers in North America, Rembrandt Charms is a family-owned business. Our retailers are our number one priority. When tragedy strikes, we will do all that we can to help ease the burden of recovery,” states Eric Lux, Vice President, Rembrandt Charms.

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