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GIA Carlsbad Jewelry Career Fair to take place Oct. 22
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The Gemological Institute of America's Jewelry Career Fair and Open House will be held at GIA's Carlsbad world headquarters Oct. 22. Considered the gem and jewelry industry's preeminent recruiting event, the comprehensive agenda will include panel discussions, career coaching, on-site recruiting, classroom workshops and exhibits. The opening panel session, "Job Success in Today's Market," will include top industry executives offering their expertise on how to create a successful career path. More

How to make social media initiatives effective
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The full impact of social media has to support the brand's strategy, as does every marketing effort. Most companies are used to tying every aspect of business to an ROI. In this context, finding meaningful financial metrics with social media efforts has been one of the major challenges with this medium. But there are always challenges in integrating emerging customer channels into more established ones. More

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Jewelry with stories to tell
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You don't need 3-D glasses for the sculpted shapes to stand out and the colors to pop. But the high jewelry that had an open day during the recent haute couture season is finely tuned to the latest fashion. Whether it is a balloon dangling from a necklace as part of a Jules Verne inspiration at Van Cleef & Arpels or the voluptuous and brightly colored Bollywood influences at Dior, the haute joaillerie told its stories in an almost cinematic style. More

Tracking down blues
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It's interesting to learn what trace elements create color in fancy color diamonds, but there's also evidence supporting that certain locales tend to produce certain colors of natural diamonds. Before diamonds were discovered in South Africa, the world's only known source for diamonds was Golconda, India. And while blues were scarce as contrasted to the total output, India produced some jim-dandy blue specimens. More


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In Vegas, jewelers didn't gamble on product
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In a few short sentences, Robin Levinson, co-owner of Levinson Jewelers in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., summed up what seemed to be the strategy of many retailers who attended the recent Las Vegas jewelry shows. "Even though the economy is trending up, I was just trying to be smart about dollars spent," Levinson said in a post-show interview. "I chose to be very conservative in my open to buy." More

Laura Parker: Mad about 'Mad Men' season four jewelry
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Jewelry hounds, our beloved "Mad Men" is back for a fourth season this Sunday! And aside from a Monday morning martini hangover, nothing is going to keep me from rejoicing at the swinging '60s jewelry fashion. Janie Bryant, the series' award-winning costume designer, is injecting a bit of mod into the wardrobe this season as the plot advances to a post-JFK-assassination 1964. These pics from the AMC website already have me drooling. More

Obama signs legislation with 'conflict minerals' provision
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The Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law July 21 by President Barack Obama. The bill includes a provision addressing "conflict minerals," requiring certain disclosures by publicly traded manufacturing firms to the Securities and Exchange Commission as to the source of gold used in manufacturing processes. While the regulations implementing the bill are yet to be drafted, only companies traded on a U.S. stock exchange will be implicated by the legislation and required to file reports on gold sourcing with the SEC. More
 


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