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Visit the AGTA Pavilion at JA NY Summer Show
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The American Gem Trade Association will once again host a pavilion of colored gemstone and cultured pearl suppliers at the JA New York Summer Show, July 24-26. AGTA exhibitors have had a presence at the JA Show for over 20 years. The AGTA Colored Gemstone and Cultured Pearl Pavilion provides buyers with the opportunity to purchase a wide variety of gemstones and pearls from the most respected dealers in the industry. More

Some $22 billion in gold, diamonds, jewels found in Indian temple
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In Southern India, a story that sounds like the plot line of a Hollywood adventure film is unfolding. Over the past week, on orders from the country's Supreme Court, a panel has found a treasure estimated to be worth $22 billion in the underground vaults of a Hindu temple in Trivandrum, India. Among the jewels are more than 2,000 rubies. More

Rare blue diamond by Bulgari offered by Bonhams
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One of the world's rarest stones, a blue diamond, will be offered in the Fine Jewellery Sale at Bonhams on Sept. 21. The ring is estimated to sell for £600,000 — £800,000. The stunning diamond and blue diamond crossover made by Bulgari comes from a private European collector and has never been seen at auction before. 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!

Julia Roberts rocks 'barely there' bling trend
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Julia Roberts reinforced a current "less is more" trend in celebrity jewelry at her recent appearance at the "Larry Towne" premiere in Los Angeles. Roberts sported only simple diamond stud earrings and a jade wrap necklace. Other celebrities also kept it simple at the event. More

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Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation to benefit from auction of her jewelry
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A representation of Elizabeth Taylor's remarkable life through her jewels, fashion, accessories, decorative arts and memorabilia will be sold by Christie's New York in a four-day auction — with at least two of the days devoted to her stunning jewelry collection. Prior to the sale there will be a worldwide three-month tour ending with a 10-day museum-quality exhibition at Christie's headquarters in New York. The auction will be held Dec. 13-16. More

Fund targets colored diamonds
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The newly launched Novel Diamond Fund I focuses on a novel asset: Colored diamonds with values over $1 million. Says Alan Landau, a fund director, "Out of 10,000 carats, only one carat is colored, yet there's tremendous demand for these diamonds. At recent auctions, wealthy collectors and investors have set record prices for them." Landau expects colored diamond supplies to remain tight and demand to remain strong, supporting diamond prices for the foreseeable future. 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.

TanzaniteOne to change its name
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TanzaniteOne, looking to diversify beyond Tanzanite, has moved into sapphires and tsavorite. As such, the company has proposed a name change to more accurately reflect the range of gemstones it handles. The proposed new name is Richland Resources Ltd. More

Titanium rings, unlike any others!

Modern-industrial, medieval, fabulous, gorgeous, absolutely beautiful – Some words used to describe the cold-connected titanium and gold rings resulting from years of exploration and discovery.

Social media: How it can work for B2B companies
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Let's face it: as a consumer you can't even make a move online these days without running into some kind of social media campaign. That's because most companies have come to recognize that sites and tools such as Facebook and Twitter are great at allowing them to connect with their customers. But what about if you're a B2B company where your customers are other businesses. Could using social media help build better connections with your customers, too? More

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