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An opinion on opal
Gerry Manning, Manning International    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
How to correct long misrepresented "facts" about opal? Even highly respected labs often misstate information regarding opal characteristics and treatments. Opal is not sensitive to solvents, not sensitive to ultrasound, nor is it up to 12 percent water, as some have claimed. More

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Sneak peek at Angelina Jolie's jewelry collection
People Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
VideoBrief Actress Angelina Jolie has joined forces with renowned jewelry designer Robert Procop to create a line, to be called Style of Jolie, that will help children around the world. While the exhibition and sale is invitation only, a sneak peek of some of the pieces, which prominently feature rubies, emeralds and topazes, can be seen here. More

Bewitching sapphire
Color-N-Ice    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Black is back in gemstones. One could argue that it never faded from public demand. But there are few pricey black stones that can truly be fit for couture jewelry. Black diamonds are one such gem. Lesser valued black stones abound like jet and onyx. There are black looking tourmaline, too. But none of these are snatched up by haute jewelers. So, how about black sapphire? More

Royal emerald and diamond tiara to be auctioned by Sotheby's
International Business Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Regarded as one of the most important Magnificent & Noble Jewels auctions by Sotheby's in 30 years, the house has announced the sale of a rare emerald and diamond tiara on May 17. Slated in Geneva, the tiara is composed of 11 Colombian emeralds and is estimated to bring around $5-10 million. 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.

Should you outsource your social media efforts?
American Express Open Forum    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
According to a recent MerchantCircle survey of 8,500 small businesses across the U.S., more than two-thirds are using social media to market their business. At the same time, one-third of these companies say that lack of time and resources is their top online marketing challenge. Taken together, these two data points underscore a growing need for social media support among small businesses. More

Two prized pieces once owned by Pope Paul VI up for sale
WCNC-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
VideoBriefA piece of history worth more than a million dollars is about to hit the auction block. The diamond, emerald and gold cross and diamond ring that Pope Paul VI gave to the United Nations during his historic 1963 trip to America will soon be displayed at Perry's Emporium in Wilmington, N.C. Together, the two pieces are valued at $1.2 million dollars. More

AGTA GemFair™ at the JCK Las Vegas Show

The 2011 AGTA GemFair™ at the JCK Las Vegas Show is located in the South Pacific and Islander Ballrooms in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center June 2-7.

Shop the Day Before and the Day After JCK!

Professionals looking to stay on top of current color trends cannot afford to miss this show. More than 200 exhibitors will offer a comprehensive selection of natural colored gemstones, cultured pearls and colored gemstone jewelry that defines color trends.

Rules of engagement
Winnipeg Free Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Diamonds may still be a girl's best friend, but the colorless rocks are no longer the clear and obvious choice when it comes to engagement-ring bling. Today's brides-to-be are bucking tradition and announcing their status updates to the world with sparkly stones in a rainbow of colors. More

Tanzania gemstone show pushed back    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A gemstone exhibition that was planned for Arusha, Tanzania, in May has been postponed to next year, organizers have said. Tanzania Mineral Dealers Association Chairman Sammy Mollel said that the event collided with the International Coloured Gemstone Association congress slated for Brazil. More

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