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AGTA Spectrum Awards adds Palladium Prestige Awards
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The American Gem Trade Association is pleased to announce the addition of Palladium Prestige Awards™ for the 2012 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ jewelry design competition. Palladium Prestige Awards will recognize excellence in jewelry design using palladium as the featured metal. More

AGTA member's jewelry in 'Crazy, Stupid, Love'
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One of this summer's top movies, "Crazy, Stupid, Love," features jewelry from AGTA Member Kimarie Burnette of Kimarie Designs. The jewelry is worn by the film's stars, Julianne Moore and Emma Stone, as well as other cast members. 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!

Prince Albert's diamond girl sparkles in 'Ocean' necklace wedding gift
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A new age of glamor officially opened in Monaco as Princess Charlene attended her first Red Cross Ball since marrying Prince Albert. The fundraising gala is the crown jewel in the Monte Carlo social calendar, and the principality's new first lady was on truly dazzling form. Charlene showed off her statuesque figure in a strapless fuchsia Akris gown. Finishing off the fabulous look was the diamond and sapphire 'Ocean' necklace. Studded with 1,200 precious stones, the stunning piece can also be worn as a tiara. More

Even marked up, luxury goods fly off shelves
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Even with the economy in a funk and many Americans pulling back on spending, the rich are again buying designer clothing, luxury cars and about anything that catches their fancy. Luxury goods stores, which fared much worse than other retailers in the recession, are more than recovering — they are zooming. More

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Feeding frenzy
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Animal attraction remains a favorite jewelry motif dating back thousands of years. House of Cartier knows a few things about high jewelry and tongue-in-cheek design. Take, for example, this pair of emerald and diamond studded crocodiles taking a playful nip at one another — and in doing so creating a dazzling circlet around the neck of the fortunate wearer. More

GIA Carlsbad Jewelry Career Fair is Oct. 21
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The Gemological Institute of America Jewelry Career Fair and Open House will be held at the Institute's Carlsbad world headquarters on Oct. 21. The gem and jewelry industry's eminent recruiting event will include panel discussions, career coaching, on-site recruiting, classroom workshops and exhibits. 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.

Seized 43-carat fancy yellow diamond up for online auction
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The feds, in their duty, confiscate and sell many items, but this one is quite a beauty: A 43.51-carat fancy intense yellow diamond. This internally flawless, cushion modified brilliant cut stone will be available for auction Sept. 6-9 at online auction site Bid4Assets. The minimum bid has been set at $900,000. More

Tips on best practices in social media marketing
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Looking for some best practices for social media marketing? Spredfast, an enterprise-class social media management and social CRM system, recently offered a webinar with some strategic insights. Dubbed "The Social Media Pocket Guide: 6 Ways Marketers Should Use Social Media with the Proven Tactics to Achieve Success," Spredfast partnered with the American Marketing Association to serve up tips for developing and implementing an effective social media marketing program. 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.

The DKNY million dollar perfume bottle
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Martin Katz has partnered with DKNY Delicious to create a world first — a million-dollar fragrance bottle. The bottle, which has been crafted in conjunction with the launch of DKNY Golden Delicious, is carved from polished 14-karat yellow and white gold and features 2,700 round, brilliant white diamonds, sapphires, turquoise and other precious jewels set on the outline of the Manhattan skyline and the continents of the world. More

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