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AGTA and GE Money introduce new consumer finance program
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The American Gem Trade Association and GE Money, a unit of General Electric Company that offers a range of financial products including private label credit cards, are entering into a new relationship to provide consumer financing with the GE Money Luxury program. The revolving credit card can be offered through AGTA retail members. More

Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond to be displayed at National Museum of Natural History
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One of the world's most extraordinary gemstones, the Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond, will be on display at the National Museum of Natural History Jan. 28, 2010, through Aug. 1, 2010. This will be the first time it has been shown to the public in more than 50 years. A diamond of rare deep-blue color and weighing 31.06 carats, the Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond will be presented in the National Gem Collection in the Hall of Geology, Gems and Minerals, where the renowned Hope Diamond is on permanent view. More

It's emerald we love
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In the rarefied world of emerald - a precious and lively beryl variety, pedigree is everything. Looks are almost everything for these verdant sparklers, but their origin counts big time too. 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

Bvlgari auctions off rare jewelry
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Bvlgari finished off its 125th anniversary year in style at Christie's New York with an auction to benefit Save the Children. To close out its 125th anniversary year, the jeweler hosted a star-studded crowd at the auction house and put 11 incredible jewelry lots and seven timepieces up for sale. More

CIBJO Congress to follow 'Ruby Day'
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CIBJO, the World Jewelry Confederation, has set the venue and dates for its 2010 Congress. The congress will be held at the adjacent International Congress Centre (ICM), owned by Messe Muenchen, and will allow the congress registrants full access to the inhorgenta europe 2010 fair and the facilities offered by Messe Muenchen. More

Blue Diamond sold at Christie's
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The Evening Star sold for $138,000 per carat at Christie's on Thursday. The sale to an anonymous buyer was the highlight of the New York Magnificent Jewels offer that underscores the regained willingness to pay top dollar for large and fancy colored diamonds. More

JW Currens wins at the 2010 AGTA Spectrum Awards
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Multi-award winner and fine jewelry designer JW Currens again swept the AGTA Spectrum Awards with his exhilarating collection of rare, one-of a kind gemstones and jewelry design. The AGTA Spectrum Awards, considered the most respected and prestigious creative award for the design industry, has been honoring artistic excellence for over two decades. For the first time in the history of the competition, two pieces tied for Best in Show, both of which were part of the JW Currens Collection. 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

Commission a portrait in gems
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To be fair, the art of making mosaics has been around for centuries and has always had a tradition of patron sponsorship. Taking their inspiration from the Moors, the Mughai Emperors and the powerful Byzantines, whose completed mosaics often contained precious stones and gold leaf, Gemstone Creative's bejeweled mosaic concept does not seem quite so outlandish. The roots of the idea can be found in historic practices around the globe. More

India's gem and jewelry industry set for growth despite economic slow down
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Despite being hit by the global slowdown, India's gems and jewelry market is poised to grow by 14 percent between 2009 and 2012. According to a recent report, "Indian Gems and Jewelry Market - Future Prospects to 2011," highly skilled and low cost labor combined with government incentives has worked as a boon for the market. 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

Stephen Webster for Christina Aguilera inspired jewelry
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Christina Aguilera loves jewelry; especially Stephen Webster jewelry. Did you know her Stephen Webster wedding ring is 5 carats? She's also the face of his pricey jewelry line. Clearly, she's a fan. Well now, Stephen Webster is creating a whole line of jewelry inspired by Aguilera. More

Champagne diamonds: Brown is the new black
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Tired of the same old same old? Champagne diamonds not only offer up the glam, they give you something different from the natural diamond color wheel when accessorizing for the season. Red carpets and runways have already taken to the sparkling stone, and just curated a cool collection of the cognac-colored gems just ripe for the picking. More


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