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Color rules the red carpet
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Leading ladies graced the red carpet at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood with vivid gem-set jewels, especially emerald, a star favorite at recent awards shows and premieres. Many of the stars wore jewelry designed by members of the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA). More

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Colored stone age
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From potent pinks to pietra dura, the season's most sought-after stones are popping up in some unexpected places — starting with the ring finger. More

Pantone: Deep teal is top color for fall 2011
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If you're not feeling spring's citrus shades and highlighter-bright hues, don't despair. We see calm waters ahead. The top tone for fall, according to the Pantone Fashion Color Report for Fall 2011, is deep teal, a strong blue-toned green meant to evoke ocean depths and the sky at dusk. More

TanzaniteOne unearths 12,100-carat gemstone
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Gem miner TanzaniteOne announced that it has recovered the third-largest gemstone in the operating history of its flagship project in Tanzania. It is believed that the 12,100-carat rough tanzanite stone might be the third-largest stone in the world. 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!

That's hot: Fire opal burns up the jewelry scene
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From the Paris Biennale to studios in Albuquerque, N.M., Mexican fire opal is showing up in a number of fine jewelry collections. More

Steve Forbes named keynote of GIA Symposium 2011
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Gemological Institute of America has announced that Steve Forbes, chairman of Forbes Media and editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine, will deliver the keynote address for Symposium 2011: Advancing the Science and Business of Gems. More

Festive design for celebration earrings
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When neophyte designer Brenda Smith decided to jump right in to the jewelry biz, she simply followed her instincts and interests. The International Pearl Design Competition, sponsored by the Cultured Pearl Association of America, awarded Smith with her first high-profile recognition this year. More

AGTA Colored Gemstone Pavilion at The Smart Jewelry Show

Looking for hot colored gemstones and pearls? Visit the AGTA Colored Gemstone Pavilion at The Smart Jewelry Show at the Navy Pier in Chicago, April 2-4. Receive a $200 rebate on a first-time AGTA membership with any purchase of $200 or more from an AGTA member. Buy Smart. Buy Safe.

Dubai's pearl heritage makes a comeback with trade
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Pearl hunting vanished from these desert coasts a century ago, but now lavish skyscrapers and shopping malls are attracting cultured pearl sellers hoping to tap into deep pockets and renewed demand for the milky gems. Jewelry is a booming business in Dubai, home to one of the region's biggest gold souks, and where flashes of gold, silver, gemstones and pearls can be seen from the folds of women's cloaks. More

More than a hobby: The need for a social marketing audit
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A year or so ago, when social media marketing was first gathering a head of steam, the common wisdom was, "Just jump in and start blogging (or tweeting, or posting, or friending or liking), and see what develops." Today, social marketing has matured. Instead of winging it, a solid audit of the various channels available and one's marketing goals is virtually required to make social outreach a real part of the marketing mix rather than an experiment. More

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