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Dec. 3, 2008
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AGTA GemFair™ Tucson Education Update
from AGTA
Along with being the source for colored gemstones, cultured pearls and finished jewelry, the AGTA GemFair™ Tucson is also an excellent venue for you and your staff to attend seminars. Attend the show and take advantage of the educational opportunities to take back new and innovative ways to improve your business. Take a look at this year’s lineup! More

A. Kleiman and Company

Engagement Ring Trends
from The Sun-Herald
You're ready to get engaged, but how can you pop the question without blowing your bank account? Some of the hottest engagement ring trends are perfect for the budget-conscious groom. From colored stones to simple settings, your options are endless. More

Bigger is Better: Earrings
from SoftPedia
This season, when it comes to jewelry, hip equals as big as it gets. From necklaces and bracelets, to rings and earrings, they all ought to be oversized and a bit chunky. That can’t but be good news for those who enjoy showing off their eccentric side every once in a while. Designers have now decided that it's about time to make some room and bring earrings into the spotlight as well, since, for entire centuries, they've been la piece de resistance in every woman's outfit. More

Christina Aguilera’s Locket for Her Son: Ruby Red
from My Park Magazine
Speaking about the exclusive piece of jewelry, which features Max's name, a diamond sword and a blood drop design, she said: "I love the symbolism of the blood droplet. It’s like Max pierced my heart.” More

Kimberly Collines Colored Gems

JCOC Surveys Jewelry Shopping Experience
from Diamond World
The Jewelry Consumer Opinion Council’s (JCOC), recently conducted a study on the shopping experience for consumers in brick-and-mortar stores, as compared to virtual shopping or though publications. The JCOC October 2008 Omnibus study was conducted between Oct. 30, and Nov. 12, 2008, by 2,253 JCOC Panel Members. As more traditional brick and mortar stores, such as local independents, chain stores, mass discounters and department stores, strive to compete with Internet and television retailers, the consumer’s in-store experience becomes increasingly important. Consumer perception of the shopping experience and satisfaction with fine jewelry purchases will have a direct impact on a shoppers’ likelihood to return back to the store. More

Thandie Newton’s Favorite Jewelry
from The London Times
What women now want from jewelley is serious, understated wow factor. Gone are the days of matchy-matchy parures: enter the single, carefully chosen, stonking piece of finery that grabs people’s attention, wrestles it to the ground and pins it there. No arguments, no deliberation; this stuff means business. More

Yehuda Diamonds Lawsuit Targets Blue Nile Emeralds
from MarketWatch
Yehuda Diamonds filed a federal lawsuit seeking to require Blue Nile Inc., which claims to be the world's largest online retailer of certified diamonds and fine jewelry, to offer a full and complete refund to any Blue Nile customers who wish to return emeralds or emerald jewelry items purchased from the company. The complaint, "Diascience Corp. dba Yehuda Diamond Company and John Does. nos. 1-10, vs. Blue Nile Inc.," was filed Nov. 12 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Specifically, the civil complaint alleges that without notifying consumers, Blue Nile sold emeralds (including emerald-containing jewelry) that have been filled with oil, wax, resin or other substances to enhance their appearance. More

What’s Next in Home Design: Learning Japanese
from CNBC Europe
Take Hotel Adlon’s brand-new restaurant complex in Berlin, for example, which now houses a collection of Wabi Sabi-themed MARestaurants – including the MATim Raue, Uma and Sh-ch Bar. As in many other fashionable European hotspots, the Asian-inspired interior uses high-quality materials such as slate, bronze, jade and dark woods to create a high-end luxurious but unpretentious ambiance. More

Holiday Season Off to a Modest Start
from The Associated Press
The Thanksgiving shopping weekend doesn't appear to have been the disaster some had feared, but consumers' tempered buying and stores' unprecedented deep discounts are likely to result in sales that at best met retailers' low expectations. Now, the nation's merchants are struggling to find other tricks to entice financially strapped shoppers for the rest of the holiday shopping season, expected to be the weakest in decades. Online retailers ramped up heavy-duty deals to turn skittish shoppers into buyers during "Cyber Monday" — but even so, online sales are expected to be fairly flat after years of strong growth. More

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