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AGTA GemFair at JCK Las Vegas: New day pattern and location reminder
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The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) GemFair at the JCK Las Vegas Show will be open a day before the main JCK Show on Thursday, June 2, and will close a day after the JCK Show on Tuesday, June 7. The AGTA GemFair will be located in the South Sea and Islander ballrooms on the Beach level of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. More

Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry valued at $150 million
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VideoBrief "Good Morning America" took a look at Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry collection, reportedly valued at $150 million. The icon once talked to Barbara Walters about her love for all-things-bling, explaining, "The beauty, the perfection, God's workmanship. They're all from the ground." More

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Steal celeb style: Hollywood-inspired wedding trends
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Some celebrity weddings remain shrouded in secrecy, while other nuptials have taken center stage in their own reality show. But whether we've only seen a photo of the bride taken with a zoom lens or know every detail down to what the dog wore, celebrity nuptials are a constant source of inspiration for real-world weddings. Take a look at what star-enhanced trends brides are loving for 2011. More

Go green
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For centuries, the emerald — one of the rarest and priciest gemstones — has been an emblem of rebellious beauties from Cleopatra, whose fetish for green sparklers was almost as storied as her beauty, to Angelina Jolie. But the stone's most famous admirer might have to be the late Elizabeth Taylor. 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.

Colored stones: Bid for more transparency in gem supply
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The colored gemstone mining business, which is centered largely in developing countries, is preparing for change. The International Coloured Gemstone Association (ICA) holds its biennial convention in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in April. Some 250 delegates from 27 countries will consider the theme of "Ethical mining and fair trade: Certification challenges from mine to market." More

Crowning jewelry
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Owning a stunning piece of jewelry is a sensorial experience, but when it's also a piece of history, that feeling is magnified. The sale of the Windsor jewels illustrates the continued spectacular demand for fine jewelry with provenance — a demand that has not been dimmed by financial crisis and recession. More

Step inside the Diamond Council Reading Room!

The Diamond Council of America invites AGTA members to visit our online Reading Room, which features a library of articles, videos and other resources to help your business thrive.

How Gemvara is changing the way fine jewelry is bought online
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It's news to no one that e-commerce is on the rise. Not only are more consumers turning to the Web to purchase online for the first time, they're also beginning to purchase in more expensive categories — including fine jewelry. More

F-commerce vs. E-commerce
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F-commerce, shorthand for Facebook commerce, remains a big unknown. Sure, Facebook is big and getting bigger. In February, eMarketer reported that Facebook now reaches the majority of U.S. Web users. But are consumers shopping on Facebook? More

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