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Visit the AGTA GemFair™ Cultured Pearl & Jewelry Pavilion at JCK Las Vegas
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As margins continue to shrink in many jewelry categories, buyers at the JCK Las Vegas Show cannot afford to miss the AGTA GemFair™ Cultured Pearl & Jewelry Pavilion, where margin-building products abound. The AGTA Pavilion, located in the Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino Grand Ballroom, features more than 200 exhibitors, offering a comprehensive selection of natural colored gemstones, cultured pearls and colored gemstone jewelry. More

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Jewelry retailers show return of luxury
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Jewelers are proving that at least the luxury shopper appears to be gaining confidence. Tiffany, for one, saw its first-quarter profit more than double, prompting the jeweler to up its outlook. Tiffany now expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.55 to $2.60 a share, topping Wall Street's outlook of $2.51. Rival Signetalso saw its first-quarter profit nearly doubled, to $52 million, or 60 cents a share, from $26.3 million, or 31 cents, last year. Analysts predicted a much smaller profit of 42 cents. More

Buy the 'Sex and the City 2' black diamond ring
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Should you be interested in seeing "Sex and the City 2," we won't spoil it for you by telling you when the 5-carat diamond ring shown above in the movie appears, but let's just say the ring has a starring role. The 5-carat stone by designer Itay Malkin is set in 18-karat white gold with 80 round natural white pave diamonds equaling 0.35 carats. Malkin worked in collaboration with Sarah Jessica Parker and costume designer Patricia Field on the final design of the ring. More



How to decide which color rings to stack
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Every now and then, when I was the fashion editor at The Toronto Star, I would receive a phone call or letter from a reader asking for fashion advice. The most amusing was the woman who called me from one of the city's most expensive boutiques asking whether polka dots would be "in" for a while. She was thinking of buying a designer dress and wanted to be sure she would get lots of wear out of it. More

International Gem Tower foreign-trade zone approved
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The Foreign-Trade Zones Board of the U.S. Department of Commerce announced May 27 that the International Gem Tower, located in the heart of New York's Diamond District, has been approved as a foreign-trade zone. As a result, businesses in the tower will be permitted to import foreign merchandise without customs entry or the payment of U.S. duties until the goods are sold. No duty will be payable on re-exported goods. More


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JCK Las Vegas to debut Brilliant Stars' commitment to FAIR Fund
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Brilliant Stars has announced its support and partnership with FAIR Fund and the introduction of the JewelGirls program to fight human trafficking. JewelGirls is a unique economic empowerment and art therapy program for adolescent girl survivors of human trafficking. These talented young women will be creating jewels and using revenues to support themselves and this cause. Brilliant Stars will be making significant financial contributions and precious gemstone donations to the JewelGirls program run by FAIR Fund. Jewelry created by these young women will be available for sale at JCK Las Vegas. More

Study finds affluents believe recovery is here
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Despite all kinds of mixed economic tea leaves, a new study of consumer perception from Deloitte indicates that most Americans do believe financial recovery has arrived, and that view is especially strong among affluents. "Consumer confidence is really strengthening," Scott Erickson, a partner in the firm's retail practice, tells Marketing Daily. "And people with higher incomes are more likely to believe we are in recovery." More

FTC extends enforcement deadline for Identity Theft Red Flags Rule
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At the request of several members of Congress, the Federal Trade Commission is further delaying enforcement of the Red Flags Rule through Dec. 31, while Congress considers legislation that would affect the scope of entities covered by the rule. May 28's announcement and the release of an Enforcement Policy Statement do not affect other federal agencies' enforcement of the original Nov. 1, 2008, deadline for institutions subject to their oversight to be in compliance. More
 


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