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DCA sponsors AGTA Spectrum Awards Gala in Tucson
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The Diamond Council of America (DCA) will sponsor the AGTA Dinner Dance and Spectrum Awards Gala on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Marriott University Park Hotel during the AGTA GemFair™ Tucson. "The Diamond Council of America is excited about the upcoming AGTA GemFair™ and our sponsorship of the annual Dinner Dance Gala," stated Terry Chandler, DCA's President/CEO. More

JVC all-star panel at AGTA GemFair Tucson
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Cecilia L. Gardner, JVC's president, CEO, general counsel, presents JVC's All-Star Federal Regulators at a Jewelry Town Hall Meeting at the AGTA GemFair in Tucson, Arizona. Attendees can gain valuable information about the latest laws pertaining to: deceptive trade practices, advertising, importing rubies, selling irradiated gemstones, exporting rough diamonds, anti-money laundering compliance,and more. Registration is not required. The town hall meeting is free to attend. More

Abu Dhabi hotel to display pearl collection
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One of the world's largest pearls will be exhibited at the Emirates Palace Hotel in the UAE capital. The 856.58-carat nacreous baroque pearl sits secured in the antique gold sculptured torso of a centaur, a half-man, half-horse creature of Greek mythology. At 10.2 centimetres long and with a circumference of 15.2cm, it is almost twice as large as the Hope pearl, which is displayed at the British Museum of Natural History. More

Separating spinel
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The science of separating one gem mineral from another is relatively recent in context to the many millennia that man has been collecting pretty stones. More

SAG Awards 2010 trend alert: Daring jewel tone dresses
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Numerous actresses at the 2010 SAG Awards shook up the red carpet with surprising, saturated jewel tones. Diane Kruger, part of the winning cast of the film "Inglorious Basterds," stretched the standard color spectrum with a deep-citrine dress. Young American designer Jason Wu (of Michelle Obama's Inaugural ballgown fame) designed the sensuous, one-shouldered gown. More

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GIA releases Gems & Gemology Winter 2009 issue
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The Gems & Gemology Winter 2009 issue by Gemological Institute of America, released on January 15, 2010, has a content list examining transformation and distribution of corundum sources over the last quarter century, use of nanotechnology to improve fire in diamonds, an African source of chrysoprase and prase opal, and demantoid from Italy. More

Jewelry inflation flares at wholesale, but retail prices stable in December
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The margin squeeze continued in December 2009: U.S. jewelry wholesale prices rose dramatically - about five times as much as retail prices for jewelry which were only modestly higher on a year-to-year basis. More

Ready to spend, but not to boast
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Last year, investment bankers and their spouses kept their wallets shut during bonus season, first, out of panic, and later, fearing mobs with torches would descend upon their gated estates. Now, after a year of self-imposed austerity and in what is shaping up as a spectacular bonus season, the Wall Street crowd is shaking off what one luxury retailer called its "frugal fatigue." Unlike earlier spending sprees, however, the consumption will be a lot less conspicuous. More

Teardrops on trend
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If the Awards Season red carpet is any indication, teardrop-shaped jewelry is a big trend for 2010. From the AMAs to the Golden Globes, Hollywood divas and the stylists who stalk them are choosing the teardrop earring, in particular, to make a statement. More

Ten marketing trends for 2010
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With economic, cultural, political and environmental events, as well as the advances in technology and the global online conversation in mind, here are ten trends that affect all areas of marketing, from advertising to branding and everything in between, and will shape marketing strategy throughout 2010 and beyond. More

De Beers close to renewing financing
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De Beers is close to renewing a $1.5 billion credit facility with its lenders, a company spokesperson told Reuters. "We've agreed to a set of terms with our international lenders," David Prager, De Beers director of communications, said. "That process will come to a conclusion over the next several weeks. We're feeling very good about it." More

Reports of GJEPC leaving China are false, chairmen says
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Vasant Mehta, chairman of the Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has denied reports that the GJEPC may pull its diamond cutting and polishing business out of China. "I wish to clarify regarding a misquote in one of the newspapers in India and on major websites about GJEPC pulling out of China and 'calling back' of all the goods. This news item is totally incorrect and misguiding." More

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