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AGTA special events add to GemFair Tucson experience
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Aside from the business of buying and selling, one of the key components of a trade show experience is the opportunity to network and socialize with peers outside of show hours. AGTA, once again, offered up a full slate of special events to its attendees at the annual AGTA GemFair Tucson. More

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Blues, greens, big size rule New York Fashion Week
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Every shade of blue, a lot of green, lavender and pale yellow with ornamentation and bigger proportions and an increased interest in men's jewelry — those are the predicted trends for jewelry this year, hot off the runways of New York's fashion week. More

Gem week may come and go in February, but consumers will be clamoring for gemstones all year round
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Celebrity engagements are not the only factors impacting sales of colored stones. Fashion trends play a critical role in the colors — and gems — that will top consumers' wish lists this spring. If you have to remember just one detail about the fashion palette this season, as Kay Thompson famously sang in "Funny Face," Think pink! Then look to the gem world, which is brimming with accessory options. More

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2011 Grammy Awards jewelry roundup: It's all in the wrist
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The jewelry fashion was refreshingly fun at the 2011 Grammy Awards, with huge earrings, creative cuffs, statement rings, yellow gold and menfolk in layered looks ruling the night in the trend department. More

Sparkle and stones
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Prepare to be dazzled. Jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels is taking over the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City for a major retrospective, "Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels," opening Feb. 18. The exhibit, which runs through June 5, will feature some 350 Van Cleef & Arpels creations, including jewelry, timepieces, fashion accessories and objects that the Paris-based house created from its 1906 founding through the 1980s. 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!

How personality builds your brand online
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As brands increasingly shift to communicating with customers online, they find a wide variety of tools available: video, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, private social networks and more. What is not always clear is what kind of content to use in this new digital world. More

Pearl Commission increases its efforts toward setting global standards
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The Pearl Commission of CIBJO, The World Jewelry Confederation, has released a special report ahead of the 2011 CIBJO Congress, which will commence March 14 in Porto, Portugal. In the report, the commission reviewed a number of proposals for amendments to the Pearl Blue Book, in an effort to continue CIBJO's efforts to advance and help the document grow into a truly international standard for the understanding of both natural and cultured pearls. More

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Carolina Herrera's gemstones and shine
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Carolina Herrera has perfected the technique of elegantly brightening up the dark and wintry months for a woman's wardrobe, where grays and blacks can seemingly overtake the whole of it, which she proved at her fall 2011 show in New York on Feb. 14. Amethyst, garnet and an exceptional turquoise, all gemstones of the cold weather months, appropriately worked their way into the core of the line. More

CIBJO to host gemological mini-conference    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
CIBJO, the World Jewelry Confederation, will host a gemological mini-conference before the 2011 CIBJO congress in Porto, Portugal. Following the success of CIBJO's "Ruby Day" in 2010, "Emerald Day" will be held Sunday, March 13 at the Freixo Palace Hotel. More

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