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AGTA announces successful opening day of GemFair Tucson
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The American Gem Trade Association announced a double-digit increase in buyer attendance on the opening day of its annual AGTA GemFair Tucson. More

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SAG Awards jewelry roundup 2011
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The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards brought us a red carpet full of diamond dangle earrings, icy cuffs, a few scary statement necklaces and a splash of color for good measure. More

Gemstones jolt the Paris runways
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It's been a lackluster year for runway jewelry so far — with the less-is-more trend influencing practically all of the Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collections. Enter Giorgio Armani, who didn't just litter his looks with gorgeous gems — he used colored gemstones as the inspiration for his entire line. More

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Unzip the bling
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The white gold teeth clench and then slide open — the zipper reveals throat and then breastbone, as a diamond tassel quivers in the cleavage. The zipper necklace, set as a cluster of geometric gem stones, is a marvel of workmanship. And its history at Van Cleef & Arpels goes way back — to when a special client in 1939 asked the Paris jeweler for a diamond-encrusted working zipper. More

US jewelry sales rise 7.7 percent in 2010
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Jewelry sales in the U.S. market reached a record $63.4 billion in 2010, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Sales in 2010 were up a dramatic 7.7 percent over the prior year, the largest percentage increase since 1999. More

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AGTA GemeShare is LIVE and FREE

The AGTA GemeShare online marketplace for colored gemstones in now operational and free to use. All listed gemstones are presented by AGTA members, who abide by the AGTA Code of Ethics and personally verify the color of each gemstone. Register now at!

GIA announces business track speakers for Symposium 2011
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The Gemological Institute of America has announced the initial selection of speakers for the business track of Symposium 2011: Advancing the Science and Business of Gems, which takes place at the Institute's world headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif., May 29-30. More

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Where are social media marketers seeing the most success?
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More companies are using social media as part of their business and marketing strategies, and they are seeing success and viewing social media overall as more valuable. These firms, which include the fastest-growing private companies, have been using a mix of tactics. More

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