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Made in America
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Colored gemstones like sapphire, opal and peridot are as American as baseball and apple pie. In fact, at least 60 different gemstone types have been/are currently found in the United States, 80 percent of which come from about a dozen states, mainly in the West — with the most important gems also including agate, coral, feldspar, garnet, jasper, pearl, quartz, shell, tourmaline and turquoise. More

Color cool fun: Gemstone design jewelry
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Summer is finally here and what better way to accessorize your summer wardrobe than with the magnificent brilliance of fine colored gemstone design jewelry? Here are a few designs that will take you from day to night and everywhere in between. More

Jewelry predictions for summer 2011
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Don't pile on too many pieces of jewelry. Less is more this summer. Wear jewelry to complement what you wear but don't let your jewelry overpower your clothes. In an interview with AGTA, Leatrice Elseman, popularly referred to as "international color guru," has suggested green as an essential shade for the summer. More

Blooming with Color

Yael Designs is delighted to reveal it's Aria Fashion Jewelry Collection! Inspired by stars and blooming with color - diamonds, rubies, sapphires, morganites and rubellites make a bold yet refined statement of opulence. Click here to see these vibrant designs!

Treasure hunters in the Keys find emerald ring from Atocha shipwreck
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In waters about 35 miles west of Key West, modern-day treasure hunters searching the shipwreck site of a famous Spanish galleon have found a large emerald and gold ring buried below the ocean's floor. The crew of Mel Fisher's Treasures salvage vessel, which made the discovery, estimates its value at $500,000. The rare emerald, which likely came from the Muzo mines in Colombia, is about 10 carats. The antiquity and ornate design carved into the exterior also add to the ring's value. More

GIA scholarships expand international reach in 2012
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Helping students around the world pursue their dreams of a career in the gem and jewelry industry, the Gemological Institute of America has announced the start of its 2012 scholarship application period, increasing the total number of scholarships offered and doubling the number of international locations where on-campus programs can be taken. More

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Kuehn honored for 3 decades of service to TIJT
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The Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology Advisory Board recently presented Lary Kuehn with a plaque in appreciation for 32 years of devoted service on the advisory board of the Institute. Mr. Kuehn dedicated his time to ensure that the Jewelry Technology program had adequate resources and a well-designed curriculum to provide students with the skills, knowledge, and behaviors necessary to successfully meet the needs of business and industry. More

Smaller retailers should weigh benefits of social media
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Social media "noise" is everywhere with 80 percent of leading companies expecting to use social media for marketing purposes in 2011, nearly double the rate from just three years ago. Unity Marketing pointed out that, while there should be no fear of engaging social media, small businesses that haven't yet jumped onboard should be asking some very basic questions. Pam Danziger, president of Unity Marketing, says investing in social media is largely an act of faith, since little real proof exists yet to show financial return on the expense. More

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Fashion royalty at Elton John's White Tie and Tiara Ball 2011
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You could hardly move for the Diors, Lanvins, Puccis, Versaces and Calvin Kleins, all bathed in the collective mega-watt glow of thousands of carats of diamonds and a treasure trove of precious jewels, at Sir Elton John's and David Furnish's recent White Tie & Tiara Ball. Sir Elton himself was dazzlingly accessorized with a 260-carat emerald pendant by Chopard. 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.

Emerald sunglasses a real gem
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They're worth more than $200,000 and are coveted by one of the world's biggest entertainers — they are a rare pair of emerald sunglasses. The emeralds for the lenses in the glasses took five years to source and almost three months to shape, polish and cut. More

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