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'Pearl King' Salvador Assael passes away
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Legendary American pearl house Assael International has reported the loss of Salvador J. Assael, who passed away on April 1 after a brief illness. Assael, who was 89 when he died, has a long history in the pearl business, having fled Italy with his family in 1938, first moving to Paris, then to Portugal and eventually to Cuba. More

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Report: Elizabeth Taylor's jewels are expected to be auctioned
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Elizabeth Taylor's personal jewels, once estimated at $150 million collectively, are expected to be auctioned by Christie's to benefit the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and amfAR, the AIDS charity she co-founded in 1985, according to a report. More

Vision to change jewelry
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It was a small observation that sparked a groundbreaking invention of a range of technologies never used before in jewelry making. These technologies have gone on to win numerous industry awards, and have been described as the future of the jewelry industry. More

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Gemfields launches world's first emerald advertising campaign
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In an initiative to rebrand Zambian emeralds worldwide, Gemfields is debuting the world's first emerald advertising campaign across India. More

Smart Jewelry reports record attendance
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Instore's The Smart Jewelry Show concluded April 4 after three days of trading, seminars and social gatherings at Chicago's Navy Pier. Show organizers reported record attendance of 2,300 people that visited the 520 exhibitor booths. More

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Retail jewelry prices surge in February
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After languishing for most of 2010, retail jewelry prices in the U.S. began to rise in November, culminating in an inflation surge of 8.6 percent in February 2011. This is the largest monthly retail jewelry price inflation level in more than two years, and is multiples above the 2010 average retail jewelry price inflation rate of 2.1 percent. More

Don't rely on Facebook for your social media marketing
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Facebook is not the house; Twitter is not the house; your social profiles spread far and wide are not the house. Your hub; your blog; your website — that's the house. Build the house, fix the house, decorate the house and invite the party to the house, because it's the one thing you can own and control. It's an asset you can grow rather than space you simply rent. More

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