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Over 40 Free Seminars Offered at AGTA GemFair Tucson 2010
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Need some fresh ideas to inject more profitability into your business? Need additional reasons to attend the AGTA GemFair in Tucson? Take advantage of the free AGTA Seminar Program offered on site at the Tucson Convention Center. Each year, AGTA, with the assistance of respected conference planner Charlotte Preston, assembles one of the industry's most comprehensive conference programs for the benefit of GemFair attendees. This year is no exception, with a diverse lineup of topics and experts. The best part, all sessions are free to attend. More

With its vacation vibe, color firm Pantone picks turquoise as top shade of 2010
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If color is any guide, we'll be moving into vacation mode in 2010 with the world awash in tropical turquoise, forecasters say. Turquoise was selected as the color of 2010 by Pantone, a company that supplies and tracks color for fashion and home decor, among other industries. Fashion insiders agreed the color is on the rise. "Turquoise is universally appealing. It puts everyone in the same state of mind - on vacation," says Jane Schoenborn, design director at Lilly Pulitzer. "Turquoise for us is a really big color. A lot of times it's transporting, whether you're actually going to a resort destination or not." More

Taking a shine to brown rock
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Brown diamonds, better known by their more effervescent name, champagnes, were first offered to the trade in the early 1990s after a big discovery at the Argyle mine in Western Australia. Consigned to mass merchants, who sold them on the cheap, browns languished in the low-end market until the turn of the millennium, when opinions began to change and designers warmed to the idea of jewelry with the refractive brilliance of a diamond and the singular palette of a colored stone. 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

AGS Conclave will feature new format for supplier fashion show and gallery
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The American Gem Society is offering its supplier members a unique and different format for showcasing their jewelry at Conclave's Fashion Show and Gallery next year, on April 21 & 22, 2010. This two-day event will allow suppliers to show their jewelry in an exhibit stylishly designed like an art gallery. This new format allows for close interaction between the Supplier and Retailer in an inviting setting, and is designed with built-in traffic drivers to ensure retailers spend time and network with AGS Suppliers and their product. More

Christie's Jewel Sales to highlight colored diamonds, gemstones
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Noteworthy jewels at Christie's New York Jewels auction include a Belle Epoque ruby and diamond pendant necklace from Dreicer & Co; a pair of sapphire and diamond ear pendants; an emerald bead and diamond necklaces by Tiffany & Co.; and a pair of cabochon sapphire and diamond ear pendants. Also for sale is a superb 20.42 carat rectangular cut fancy intense yellow, internally flawless diamond. More

How discounting is hurting retailers
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Your pricing policies are costing you sales in ways you don't realize. Every time you lower the price without asking the customer to give up something in return, you immediately cause confusion. That confusion can easily translate into lost sales. More

The Winter Palace among Bonham's offerings
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Bonhams & Butterfields will hold its annual holiday auction of Natural History in Los Angeles. Amid the crystal specimens and faceted stones are several fine examples of lapidary art. The most stunning is The Winter Palace, an illuminated music box made of rock crystal quartz, diamonds and aquamarines. It was designed to resemble a Russian onion-domed palace tower and was created under the direction of the German lapidary artist, Manfred Wild. More

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AGTA Email Newsletter Program

Have you ever thought about getting involved in email marketing, but didn't want to invest the time or money to produce a professional-looking newsletter? AGTA has developed a cost-effective, customizable email newsletter program that you can use to get your message out to your current and potential clients. More

Film Jewelry
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With a stellar cast and jewelry by Chopard, the film Nine is sure to captivate. Chopard has created an exclusive collection for The Weinstein Company's Nine, Academy Award nominee Rob Marshall's adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. This marks the first time that Rob Marshall and Harvey Weinstein have collaborated since reviving the Hollywood musical with Chicago, winner of six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. More

Platinum Guild International USA moves to strengthen operations in New York
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Platinum Guild International USA announced that it will consolidate bi-coastal operations and transfer key executives to New York in early 2010, in a move to focus operations and personnel in one location. PGI USA president, Huw Daniel, and senior vice president, Jenny Luker will be re-locating to New York in 2010 - as will manager of retail relations, Kristyn Beausoleil and CFO, Roger Quigley. 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

Gemfields posts first revenues from emerald sales in FY 2009, cuts operating costs
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Gemfields said it intended to concentrate on further slashing operating costs and positioning the business for growth for when the conditions in the gemstone market improve, while reporting first revenues from emerald sales in the previous financial year along with successful post-period auctions as production increased. More

iPod Supreme is crazy expensive
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The iPod Supreme is proud to be known as the most expensive iPod touch on earth, and there are only three models available. It might be a wee bit hard to find a buyer though considering it costs a whopping $233,000 each. The phone boasts 149 grams of 22 carat gold with the trademark Apple logo made from 53 shiny VVS1, color F diamonds, while the main navigation button is adorned with a dozen diamonds that surround a single cut pink diamond of 2.1 carats. More

Oscar de la Renta pre-fall 2010 collection
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For Pre-Fall 2010 Oscar de la Renta delivered a series of Eastern promises. The collection had a distinctly Russian feel with folksy touches and plenty of color. But above anything else Oscar conveyed a sense of optimistic opulence. And judging from the dazzling gowns and smart separates he sent down the runway, it seems the dynamic designer senses that good times are ahead. More

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AGTA GemFair Tuscon
Feb. 2 – 7, 2010
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