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GE Money enrollment offer for AGTA members
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In these economic times, everyone is looking for ways to manage their money more wisely. Customers are looking to find ways to make their purchases more affordable and make their money work for them. Your customers look to you for advice and experience in all areas of their purchase, including the best way to pay for them. Because they look to you as the expert, it is important that you are able to offer them a variety of payment options to choose from. More



Fancy yellow diamonds
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The "Eureka" started a fashion craze. Found in 1868 in South Africa, the first known yellow diamond was not a small one -- the Eureka weighed 21 carats! Yellow diamonds were dubbed "Cape Diamond" after the find in Africa. Today all diamonds with a strong color, whether it is yellow, blue, pink, red or green, are referred to as a "Fancy Diamond." Millions of dollars are spent on fancy diamonds every year throughout the world as the values of them never drastically drop. More

Elegantly ostentatious
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With Elizabeth Taylor reportedly ready to walk down the aisle for the ninth time, fine jewelry houses must be rubbing their hands and readying their rocks in anticipation. If Taylor does make talent agent Jason Winters husband No. 8 (she married Richard Burton twice), Bulgari is better placed than most to deliver her dazzlers for a day that is perhaps no longer so special. More


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Digging up rubellite
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Thanks a lot, Dutch. Seriously, thank the Dutch East India Company for trekking back to the Netherlands with boatloads of Sri Lankan gemstones as 17th century souvenirs. Europe fell for all colors of tourmaline, and especially the rosy pink toned variety we call rubellite. The stone is not that easy to recover either. Tourmalines like to grow in tough deposits of igneous rocks and pegamite. More

Big dreams, crazy tales
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There must be something in the (bore) water at Lightning Ridge that brings out the eccentric in everyone. Or maybe it's just that normal rules don't seem to apply in this place where weird and wacky is commonplace. Whatever the reason, there's no denying that the opal mining town in outback NSW has more than its fair share of the quirky and kooky and more dreamers and schemers than just about anywhere else. More

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Sotheby's Geneva to auction 52.82-carat diamond ring
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Sotheby's Geneva will hold its spring 2010 sale of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels at the Beau-Rivage Hotel on May 11. The pieces that will be on display include outstanding diamonds and colored stones, glamorous, signed pieces by prestigious design houses, and important jewels with noble provenances. "Our sales in Geneva this spring will bring together a superb assortment of top quality gemstones and an exceptional group of glamorous and sophisticated jewels of noble provenance," said David Bennett, chairman of jewelry for Sotheby's Europe & the Middle East. More

Review: The Colour of Paradise by Kris Lane
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For Muslims, green is the emblematic color of Islam; traditionally, only descendants of the Prophet Mohammed were allowed to wear green turbans and green robes. So it is not surprising that when Muslim potentates amassed hoards of jewels, they prized emeralds above all. Some had verses from the Koran carved into the faces of large emeralds, which were sewn into their ceremonial robes as talismans and amulets. More

Boucheron honors Cirque du Soleil in diamonds and sapphires
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The energy and movement of Cirque de Soleil has been captured in a necklace collection by Boucheron. The Inspiria collection is composed of 20 necklaces each inspired by a Cirque du Soleil show. Quidam is represented by diamond strands piercing a black and white diamond and ruby mask, all set in white gold. More
 


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