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Self purchasing woman would buy more color
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The self-purchasing woman has become a powerful consumer force in the marketplace. However a recent market research study conducted by the Jewelry Consumer Opinion Council® (JCOC) on behalf of the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) found that as a jewelry consumer this demographic is largely underexploited and ignored by the broad spectrum of the industry. MORE

Diamond rainbow shines in New York
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Colored diamonds are some of the most coveted creatures on this lovely planet earth, so when a jewelry hound gets a chance to gawk at a gaggle of them all in one place? Well, it's a very special day in blingville. Enter the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. More
The bigger the baubles the better
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Statement jewelry tops the list of must-have accessories this fall and winter, said Sherry Gravitt, owner of Encore Consignment shop in Riverview. "It's big, bold and makes a statement," Ms. Gravitt said. "You'll see a lot of similarities to the styles we wore back in the '80s. You can wear the most conservative dress or outfit in neutral colors of black, tan or gray and make a statement with a big chunky necklace and earrings." More

This week, AGTA reccomends:

A Guide To Colored Gemstones Brochure - Special Offer

AGTA has refreshed this valuable point of sale brochure by adding a new cover, new images and updating the text. The brochure is 16 pages of buying information and gemstone photography. This is a great resource for sales associates and as an informational brochure to give to clients. More

Opt for opulent onyx
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Modern jewelry designs often rely on the form of the gemstone to play a key role in the finished piece. Streamlined contemporary styles demand sleek gem choices to compliment their fashion statement. For an uptown look neutral is the way to go. Here's a gemstone that hits the mark with any designers short list: Onyx. More
Red helps to beat the blues
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During the 1940s women wore red like a badge of courage to lift their spirits amid the sobriety of World War II. Now, amid the global economic turmoil, red is being revived with such passion that its comeback, from Paris to Hollywood, may herald fashion's version of a stimulus package. Scandalous but classic, extroverted yet elegant, symbolic of both blood-letting and courage, the red revival captures the great contradictions of our times. More

The Authentic Optix® Cut Revolutionizes the Appearance of Precious Gems.
Employing advanced light refraction science, Optix® stones are precisely cut with concave faceting to reflect significantly more light than stones with flat faceting. The result is a stone with unmatched brilliance. MORE

High-priced luxury phone comes from outer space
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Canadian-based luxury mobile phone maker, Mobiado is paying homage to NASA's Pioneer 10 spacecraft with a sleek, limited-edition mobile phone. The frame is inlaid with sapphire crystal and the infrared window is made from a solid piece of ruby crystal. The screws are gold-plated stainless steel, and the buttons are a dramatic combination of sapphire crystal and stainless steel. More
Vietnam to carve world's largest jade statue of Buddha
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Vietnam will carve a giant statue of the Lord Buddha from a single jade boulder, which is considered the largest pure jade piece in the world so far. The jade boulder, which is 3 meters high, 2.3 meters wide, 2.4 meters thick and weighs 35 tons, was imported from Myanmar by the Than Chau Ngoc Viet Jewelry Company. More

American Gemological Laboratories: Your Colored Gemstone and Origin Specialist
America's first and most highly respected laboratory for identification, treatments and origin reporting. AGL's experienced specialists and advanced analytical techniques uncover the secrets of every stone. Our reports are accepted throughout the industry, including wholesalers, retailers, auction houses and most importantly consumers. MORE

Is red coral on the brink?
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Many today are familiar with the plight of bluefin tuna and marine turtle, but few know about the diminishing population of Mediterranean Red Coral. A recent international workshop on red coral held in Naples heard the concern of coral biologists, managers and traders over the long-term viability of red coral in the Mediterranean, especially those in shallow waters. More
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