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Colored gemstones and pearls shine at JIC event
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The American Gem Trade Association assembled a collection of colored gemstone and pearl jewelry for the annual Jewelry Information Center's Jewelry Preview in New York City last week. The collection showcased a wide variety of beautiful jewelry, ranging in price from a $540 carved agate ring to a $325,000 emerald and diamond necklace. More

Spectrum Awards entry deadline – Friday, Sept. 23
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The 2012 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ competition entry deadline is getting closer. Designers are working to complete their pieces and cutters are faceting and carving their gemstones for an opportunity to see how they measure up against the industry's best. AGTA is assembling a world-class panel of experts to act as judges and working with editors and stylists to maximize the exposure for all entrants. Will this be your year? More

Intricate Fantasy

Effervescent 18K gold patterns accented with diamonds and sapphires delight the eye and hypnotize the mind. Yael Designs introduces the evolution of its popular Labyrinth Collection with new designs and shapes that are certain to capture your imagination! Click here to see MORE!

PGI trend alert: Big gems
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Taking a cue from the fall fashion runways, jewelry designers are offering their versions of the season's color blocking by featuring large, colorful gemstones that pop against a naturally white platinum setting. More

Engagement rings with colored stones
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Wearing a ring set with a spectacular sapphire, ruby, emerald, tanzanite or tourmaline tells the world that you have an independent, fashion-forward sensibility. So, if you think traditional diamonds "pale" in comparison to stones that are, say, magenta, brilliant orange or a shimmering swimming-pool blue, marvel at our favorite colored-stone styles. More

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Beyonce's blingy new baby bump
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Beyonce's red carpet jewelry often steals the spotlight — especially when she brings out her best Lorraine Schwartz show-stoppers like she did at the recent MTV Video Music Awards, where she announced that she is pregnant. What better way to share the happy news than with a stunning off-the-shoulder Lanvin number and more emeralds and diamonds than any mere mortal has a right to wear at once! 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.

Choosing and wearing pearl earrings
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There are as many types of pearl earrings as there are candies in a sweet shop: Round, oval or baroque pearls, white, pink, silver or black pearls, studs and drops, diamonds or precious stones. Pearls have a unique characteristic of capturing and reflecting light, which means they will match with almost any color or look. Choosing which pearl earrings to wear on which occasion might give you a sugar rush, so here is a simple guide to choosing and wearing pearl earrings. More

'What's Hot in Tucson 2011 — Gems and Jewelry!' available now
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BlueCap Productions has been filming "What's Hot in Tucson" for the last five years — prior to 2010 they only covered the mineral shows. In 2010, they premiered the first "What's Hot in Tucson — Gems & Jewelry!" Now, you can get the 2011 edition, which features the only insider's view of the exclusive AGTA GemFair. More

18th century rifle was adorned in gems
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Somebody in 1730s Ottoman Turkey was once the proud owner of the Mercedes Benz of rifles. Make that the Brookstone edition of the Mercedes Benz of rifles. Made of precious metals and covered in nephrite, diamonds, emeralds and rubies, the weapon also conveniently housed a variety of writing instruments in its handle. The whole blinged-out collection, including a matching reed pen and penknife, is now on view as part of "The Art of the Writing Instrument from Paris to Persia" exhibit at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. More

Social media marketing in 10 minutes a day
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Let's get the easy questions out of the way first. Should you be using social media to market your small or medium business? Yes, of course you should. Does this mean that you have to become a prolific generator of Web-based content? No, of course it doesn't. Is social media for every business? Yes, it is. More

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