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Jan. 19, 2012

AGTA's Color on the Carpet Report
New York catwalks may have pointed to tangerine as the color of the year, but on the red carpet at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards maritime blues, blue-greens and purples prevailed. Globe-trotters also preferred nude tones like blush, peach and lilac, with strapless column gowns still a favorite. Sapphires and emeralds were among the standout gems, with gem-encrusted bangles, gemmy cocktail rings, and gem drop, cluster and stud earrings the top jewelry styles. MORE

Southland's Regina King on Her Newest Beat: Jewelry Model
ABC News 4
DALLAS, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whether she's playing one of the LAPD's Finest in TNT's hit police drama Southland, or wearing some of America's finest gemstone jewelry, Regina King brings her distinct personality to the role. That said, portraying Detective Lydia Adams on Southland is admittedly more familiar territory for the talented veteran TV and film actress than her gig as one of the celebrity models for the winning jewelry designs of the 2012 AGTA Spectrum Awards™. MORE

Jewelry at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards
Gem Gossip
I really enjoyed watching the Golden Globe Awards last night--it was easy to pick some jewelry favorites as many jewelry fans were slightly disappointed by no particular star dripping in jewels. This year, for me, it was more about whose jewelry really complimented their overall look and which gems stood out, making you stare right at them! MORE

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Yael Designs is recognized by AGTA with another Spectrum Award - Honorable Mention in Bridal Wear.

Bold, yet effervescent - 'Baroness' Tanzanite and diamond earrings will make any woman feel like royalty! For more stunning designs and deep blue tanzanites, check out the award-winning Pacifica Tanzanite Collection; inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Ocean. Click here to see more.

Howard Rubin, Inventor of GemDialogue, Passes Away
Howard Rubin passed away on January 17th at the age of 86. His sixty four years of gem trade experience touched every facet of the jewelry industry. After serving in World War II as an infantry soldier, he took advantage of the G.I. Bill to hone his skills as a diamond and colored stone setter. He studied gemology in the 1950s: first to become a better artisan by learning the properties of the stones he worked with, and then, in 1982 to enhance his knowledge of the science of color so he could develop a system that would allow jewelers to "talk" to each other. MORE

People's Choice
Gemvara Blog
The holidays may be over, but for us the excitement has just begun. We're referring to award season - the highlight of the jewelry and fashion world when we get to watch celebrities don exquisite, outrageous, and even downright ridiculous outfits on the red carpet.
…If the PCAs were any indication, prepare for some serious rainbow hues this year…

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AGTA GemJammin' for Jewelers For Children

Everyone is welcome to come play, sing or listen at the jewelry and gemstone industry's annual music jam - AGTA GemJammin' - at The Hut on Thursday, February 2nd in Tucson. This fantastic event brings together an incredible amount of musical talent each year. The cover is only $10 at the door, with all proceeds going to Jewelers For Children. If you would like to join in, sign up at Sponsored by: AGTA, Stuller, Instore Magazine, and Jewelers Mutual Insurance.

Jewelers seek out red carpet exposure
FOX 40
It comes by Brink's truck and is hand-delivered by security guards. It is served up on silver platters and in lighted glass vitrines at chi-chi cocktail parties. The finest jewelry in the world is in Hollywood during the weeks leading up to the Golden Globes and Oscars. Because no matter how valuable a diamond may be, a photo of a celebrity wearing one on the red carpet is priceless. MORE

GIA Offerings at the 2012 Tucson Shows
CARLSBAD, Calif. - Jan. 17, 2012 - GIA (Gemological Institute of America) will feature laboratory services, free seminars, classes and other offerings from Jan. 30 through Feb. 12 at the Tucson Convention Center during the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) GemFair™ and the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. MORE

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Govt to upgrade gemstone centre
IPP Media
The Ministry of Energy and Minerals has launched initiatives aimed at upgrading the Arusha Gemstone Carving Centre (AGCC) into an internationally accredited gemological institute. The Ministry has already announced the tender for interested consultants to carry out the job, adding that work is expected to start later this year after identifying the winner of the tender who will design and supervise refurbishment of the centre. MORE

Stuller renews Bridge conference series for 2012
The Retail Jeweler
Lafayette, LA (11 January 2012) - Stuller, Inc., having consulted more than 500 independent retail jewelers through its Bridge conference series last year, plans to surpass that number in 2012. Nine Bridge conference dates are now scheduled for customers of the prime manufacturer at its global headquarters in Lafayette, LA. MORE

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The Diamond Council of America invites AGTA members to visit our online Reading Room, which features a library of articles, videos and other resources to help your business thrive.

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