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CIBJO activates online registration module for first WJCEF Executive Course in CSR
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Members of the international jewelry and gemstone industry who wish to participate in the first Executive Course in Corporate Social Responsibility offered by the World Jewellery Confederation Education Foundation now can register online. The course will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, from June 20 to 22. More

Gen Y study reveals low jewelry brand awareness
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The L2 Gen Y Prestige Brand Rankings, which measured the affinity of 105 iconic brands among the next generation of prestige consumers, found trouble looming for brand recognition of watches and jewelry. Although legendary brands Cartier, Tiffany and Rolex still ranked fairly well, seven prestige watch and jewelry brands were unknown by 50 percent of the Generation Y respondents. More

Some like it hot! Orange diamonds sizzle
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There are fancy colored diamonds and then there are the rarest of the rare. Certain hues found in natural colored diamonds almost never appear in any size whatsoever. Take orange diamonds for example. I mean really, don't you wish you could take an orange colored diamond? But where are they? Merchants cannot deliver what nature does not create. More


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AGTA-endorsed Consumer Finance Program by GE Money
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In these economic times, customers are managing their money more wisely and looking for ways to make their purchases more affordable. Your customers look to you for advice and experience in all areas of their purchase, including the best way to pay for them. Because they look to you as the expert, it is important that you are able to offer them a variety of payment options to choose from. The question is: Do you have a consumer-financing partner that is the best choice for you? More

JIC announces winner of Ultimate Proposal Contest
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Jewelry Information Center, the consumer education arm of Jewelers of America, is thrilled to announce that America has voted and chosen "Gloves at the Shoe," a proposal story submitted by Ohio resident Hayley Wood, as the Ultimate Proposal Story. JIC's Ultimate Proposal Contest, a nationwide search for the best proposal story, allowed couples to submit their special proposal stories at JIC's website, More

Black diamond serpent cufflinks by Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie for Asprey
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have designed an $11,000 pair of black diamond, emerald and white gold serpent cufflinks for famed London luxury goods house Asprey to benefit a children's charity. The luxe accessories are the first item for men in the Protector Collection, the line of limited edition fine jewels and silver objects created by the couple in collaboration with Asprey that my colleague Deirdre Woollard reported on last fall. More

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Slate of international speakers set for World of Gems Conference II
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Gemworld International Inc., publisher of the GemGuide to wholesale diamond and colored gemstone pricing, has confirmed an impressive list of international speakers for its second gem conference to be held Oct. 9 to 10 in Rosemont, Ill. (Chicago-O'Hare). This major gemological conference is dedicated to providing the latest research and market trend data from the laboratory and gemstone industry perspectives. More

Examining techniques in antique jewelry: The Filigree art form
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Antique jewelry is more than a look. There's more to authentic antique and vintage jewelry than the style or even the era in which it was produced. There are also special techniques that were employed then. This critical issue is central to identifying and maintaining authenticity of a piece of original jewelry from another era. Trustworthy antique jewelry dealers and retailers insist on restoring their items using as close to the original techniques as possible to the time that the piece was made. More

Birks gives heartfelt welcome to new brand ambassador Joannie Rochette
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Birks is proud to announce that Joannie Rochette, Canadian figure skater and 2010 Olympic bronze medalist, will be the latest face of the brand. Rochette won the hearts of Canadians, Olympic fans worldwide and Birks when she took to the ice for the women's long program at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia. "Joannie mesmerized the audience that night with an incredible performance -- she embodied courage, elegance and grace under pressure," says Tom Andruskevich, president and CEO of Birks & Mayors Inc. More

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