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Sapphire's spectrum sparkles
Lorraine DePasque    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
With fashion's brilliant comeback of all-things-colorful, it's not surprising that fancy sapphires have fast-become jewelry's must-have. From a kaleidoscopic palette of intense pinks, purples and oranges to pastel greens, yellows and lavenders, there's a sapphire shade for everyone — whatever your favorite color happens to be! When you see this gem (which also holds the honor of being September's birthstone) in any color other than blue, it's called, quite fittingly, "a fancy sapphire." 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!

Pantone fashion color report fall 2011
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Taking cues from the great masters, sepia tones of old Hollywood, Chinese opera, cityscapes and countryside, designers are paying close attention to texture, contrast and color for fall 2011 — pairing menswear with feminine twists, warm prints with cool metals, incorporating both old and new influences, and creating an intriguing balance between colors. More

Sotheby's important jewels — Sept. 20
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The first jewelry auction of the fall season will take place at Sotheby's News York on Sept. 20. The sale of important jewels will be led by a Cartier "Tutti Frutti" bracelet estimated at $200,000 to $300,000. The flexible foliate band is set with approximately seven carats of carved sapphires, rubies and emeralds. More

A Fully Integrated Precious Metals Company

Operating in over 40 locations and $1.2 billion in revenue, NTR Metals has quickly become the trusted, go-to company for precious metals refining. Contact us

Gemstones — more than just decoration
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For centuries, gemstones have been presented to the wealthy and royalty as gifts. They have been used in coronations, carved into mausoleums, embellished on statues and used for healing. Ancient civilizations in Asia and South America began to attribute medicinal and magical powers to gemstones, and even today, there is a long-standing tradition of healing with precious stones in the Arab world. More

Out of the rough and into the pink
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Pink diamonds comprise 0.03 percent of global diamond production; 90 percent of them come from the Argyle mine. But for every million carats of rough diamonds produced at Argyle, less than one carat will be suitable for the upcoming tender. 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.

Pearl choker necklaces on the catwalk
The Winterson Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Which item of jewelry should be on your wishlist to accessorize with the new Autumn/Winter 2011 fashions? The pearl choker is set to become one of this season's hottest jewelry accessories. Pearl chokers first became fashionable in the second half of 1800s. More

Small businesses shouldn't delay with Google+ via The Street    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Although it may still be a few months before Google allows businesses to create branded profiles on Google+, social media expert Chris Brogan is convinced the new network will be a powerful tool for business owners to connect with customers online. Brogan offers his top three tips for business owners who want to get a head start on engaging customers on this emerging social community. More

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