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The joy of jewelry
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This season, there's one simple rule on the road to great jewelry style: Don't get stuck in neutral! Get into gear and follow the direction of spring 2011 fashion, which is all about color. More



10 buys to make at JCK Las Vegas this year
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With market-leading manufacturers and suppliers in attendance at JCK Las Vegas, June 3-6 at Mandalay Bay, it's the perfect opportunity to peruse and score some of the best color around, as well as plenty of other luxury jewelry. More

Green, glam and hair gems light up the Met
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Red carpet fashion gawking doesn't get much better than the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala. And since this year honored the late Alexander McQueen, the fashion-forward had a field day, turning jewelry style quite literally on its head. More

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ABCs of gemstones and the British Crown Jewels
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As a young man, Kenneth Scarratt served in one of the regiments traditionally responsible for the protection of the British royal family — the Grenadier Guards. The regiment also had responsibility for the protection of the Crown Jewels, so he spent many days and nights guarding the crowns and other regalia. More

May I suggest ...
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May babies enjoy their birthstone all year long; its emerald, that verdant jewel adored for centuries. If you love it too, take a number behind historical figures who avidly collected this ancient stone. Emeralds are a lively gem, requiring deep scrutiny to learn their complete story. The fascinating part for collectors, of course, is that each emerald truly has its distinct traits that make each stone one of a kind. More

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Sotheby's has solid first quarter
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Sotheby's says year-over-year first-quarter revenue increased 17 percent to $119.6 million. The international auction house said the first quarter is traditionally a loss period because of the seasonal nature of the art auction market. However, for the first quarter of 2011, it reported a net income of $2.4 million, compared to a net loss of $2.2 million in the prior year. "This is one of our best first quarters on record," said Bill Ruprecht, Sotheby’s president and CEO. More


AGTA GemFair™ at the JCK Las Vegas Show

The 2011 AGTA GemFair™ at the JCK Las Vegas Show is located in the South Pacific and Islander Ballrooms in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center June 2-7.

Shop the Day Before and the Day After JCK!

Professionals looking to stay on top of current color trends cannot afford to miss this show. More than 200 exhibitors will offer a comprehensive selection of natural colored gemstones, cultured pearls and colored gemstone jewelry that defines color trends.




Fair trade was leading topic at ICA Congress
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Overcoming challenges to fair trade certification was one of the main topics of discussion during the recent International Colored Gemstone Association Congress. Speakers from the American Gem Trade Association, the ICA and mining companies tackled the topic with acknowledgement that the colored gemstone industry faces a unique set of obstacles in establishing chain of custody and local beneficiation. More

The dos and don'ts of social networking
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The key to success with social media is to outline a strategy which considers the amount of time you can realistically dedicate each day to your online marketing efforts. If you plan your activities, use time-saving tools and make sure your expectations of return on investment are reasonable, you'll be in a good position to succeed at social networking. More


Step inside the Diamond Council Reading Room!

The Diamond Council of America invites AGTA members to visit our online Reading Room, which features a library of articles, videos and other resources to help your business thrive.


United introduces germanium-based sterling silver casting grain
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Based on the demands of the jewelry industry for a premium tarnish-resistant, snow-white sterling grain, UPMR presents the patented Sterlium Plus. It is the only deoxidized sterling silver grain that can be used for both casting and fabrication, and has been produced from certified, environmentally friendly fine silver. This grain is formulated with the element germanium, along with other additives, to provide excellent metal fluidity, greater hardness and high reusability. More
 


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