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Dec. 05, 2012

AGTA GemFair™ Tucson 2013 Update
The AGTA GemFair™ Tucson is constantly evolving and updating programs to meet the needs of its buyers, and this upcoming year is no different! Daily drawings, a new pavilion, special appearances and new parties are just the beginning to the exciting changes that the show has to offer in 2013! MORE

Women's Jewelry Association Announces Winners of the 2012-2013 DIVA Design Competition
JCK - AGTA Member
The Women's Jewelry Association has announced the winners of the 2012-2013 DIVA Design Competition, complete with an additional tier of awards presented in collaboration with the annual American Gem Trade Association Spectrum Design Awards. Both sets of awards were designed to "showcase the beauty of natural gemstones," according to WJA. MORE

These two exceptional rings with Zultanite gemstones were designed by David Hrubec. David was born in one of Europe’s nurseries of art: In the ancient city of Prague. The Zultanite gems were cut by award winning cutters, brothers Ralph and Rudi Wobito from Ontario, Canada.
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First display of Medusa emerald at Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum
A one-of-a-kind emerald, nicknamed the Medusa, goes on show at the Natural History Museum today in its first public display in Europe.
The Medusa emerald has unusually large and strongly coloured crystals and should delight visitors to the Museum's Vault gallery, its new home for the next 12 months.
The emerald was uncovered from the Kagem mine in Zambia in 2008 by Gemfields, the gemstone mining company who are loaning it to the Museum.

Spotlight On The Metal Edge of Etienne Perret
The Daily Jewel
With over 40 years experience, AGTA Member Etienne Perret is one of the world's premier designers of color diamond jewelry. He is best known for his colored diamond bridal designs in 18kt gold, platinum and now ultra-durable & stylish Ceramique gem ceramic. MORE

Great selection of fine lively Tsavorite singles in a vibrant range of desirable shades of green. All super well cut and clean with many great matched pairs to choose from.
For over 27 years, Gem 2000 has been importing fine gems from all world sources in a large range of materials, offering exceptional service and expertise to our customers.

Murder, Corruption, and Greed
Jewelers Ethics Association
On the morning of August 5, 2009, Kenya's Foreign Minister Moses Masika Wetangula addressed a packed conference room at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. Introducing U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Mr. Wetangula referenced a meeting held by Secretary Clinton and Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki. MORE

December Birthstones
American Gem Society - AGTA Member
The three birthstones associated with December are Tanzanite, Zircon, and Turquoise. MORE

The AGTA GemFair™ Tucson has been the destination for colored gemstone and cultured pearl buyers for over 30 years. GemFair has evolved from loose gemstones and pearls to include extensive lines of finished jewelry, equipment, estate dealers and industry service providers. AGTA offers a comprehensive, free seminar and bench demonstration program on-site. There are also numerous networking events each day, starting prior to the show with the AGTA's Coyote Classic Charity Golf Tournament and ending with the AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Gala.

If you haven't registered to attend the AGTA GemFair™ Tucson 2013 yet, go to to complete your registration today!

Pink Diamonds in the Rough
Deleuse Jewelers - AGTA Member
An enormous 158.2-carat pink diamond - making it one of the largest in the world - was discovered in Russia in September by Alrosa. This stone is only the 32nd largest stone according to experts, but its splendid pink color makes it incredibly exceptional and rare. It is valued at about $1.5 million. If it were to be cut, it would make for many highly precious diamonds that could be used to create priceless jewels. Like the 12.27 Majestic Pink Diamond auctioned off in August in New Orleans by MS Rau Antiques for $7.85 million. It had been mounted on an amazing ring. MORE

Christmas Red Diamond; 50-Carat Graff Diamond Ring Up For Auction
Jewelry News Network
Red is certainly the color of Christmas and in this spirit Christie's New York is offering a rare red diamond along with a 50-carat D color Graff diamond that could fetch $10 million during its Magnificent Jewels sale on December 10. MORE

World Famous Tiffany Diamond from Breakfast at Tiffany's On Display In Dubai
Gems and Jewelry
To celebrate the 175th anniversary of worldwide jewellery brand Tiffany they are flying their most famous diamond across the world to Dubai. Being only the second time the diamond has left its New York home, this is a huge occasion for the brand.
The gorgeous diamond is one of the world largest diamonds and totals to over 120 carats and features diamonds and 58 brilliant-cut diamonds. Set in a diamond and platinum necklace it is a work of art. The necklace designed with 481 sparkling stones. Perhaps the most elegant piece of jewellery in the world. The diamond is most famous for its appearance in the iconic film Breakfast at Tiffany's, where it was worn by legend Audrey Hepburn.

7 Fun Ways to Inject Holiday Spirit into Your Social Media Campaign
Search Engine Journal
It's that time of the year again. The weather's getting cooler, the smell of pine is in the air, and people are writing wish lists left and right. Yes, we are smack in the middle of the holiday season, and if you or your company isn't getting into the spirit yet, you could be missing out on a lot of business opportunities. MORE

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