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May 08, 2013

Color Rocks the Runway: At the Jewelers of America Fashion Show at AGS Conclave
As the sun fell on the beautiful Phoenix desert, the perfect back drop was created for the opening night event at this year's American Gem Society Conclave. The Jewelers of America Fashion Show kicked off the 2013 AGS Conclave at the beautiful Arizona Biltmore. As models walked down the runway decked out in Carmen Marc Valvo gowns and dripping in jewelry, the room full of prestigious jewelers erupted! MORE

Met Gala Jewelry Trends - Where the Silver Screen Meets Fashion Week
We have two arms so we can double up on the cuffs and bangles, right? This year's red carpet events have been swarmed with Wonder Woman cuffs and layered bangles galore. This is one trend seen everywhere from the red carpet, to Fashion Week, to the streets of NYC as a quick and easy way to add some serious bling to any ensemble. MORE

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A great selection of single fine stones in a wide range of shape and size, also parcels of fine color and cuts in smaller sizes, plus some great matched pairs. 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.



ICA participates in meeting to discuss responsible supply chains for precious stones
Diamond World
A discussion on responsible supply chains for precious stones took place amongst a multi-stakeholder group of some fifty representatives from industry, civil society and government, at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, on April 30, 2013. Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies, Jewelers of America, Signet Jewelers Ltd., the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the U.S. Department of State, were hosts of this meeting. MORE

Warren Buffett works another lucrative shift at Borsheims
For the third year, Warren Buffett stepped behind the counter Sunday at AGTA Member Borsheims, the Berkshire Hathaway-owned store, and sold jewelry. He works only one day a year for a few hours at the upscale store, but Berkshire CEO and Chairman Buffett "brings an enthusiasm to the job that can't be matched," said Adrienne Fay, Borsheims' director of marketing and advertising. MORE

Nielsen to sell expositions business to Canadian PE firm for $950 million
Canadian private equity firm Onex Corp said it would buy market research company Nielsen Holdings NV's expositions business for $950 million in cash. Nielsen Expositions produces more than 65 business-to-business trade shows and conferences in the United States every year; including JA Show, Couture and National Jeweler. MORE

AGS Announces 2013 Circle of Distinction Honorees
AGS - AGTA Member
Las Vegas - AGTA Member The American Gem Society has announced the 2013 Circle of Distinction Honorees, who will be recognized at the Society's Circle of Distinction Dinner on July 30 at the historic Plaza Hotel in New York City. MORE

8 Heirloom-Worthy Jewelry Creations From Oscar Heyman
JCK - AGTA Member
AGTA Member Oscar Heyman has time on its side. Having recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, the family business has been through three generations of jewelers, and it's clear that the firm's jewelry-making techniques have been passed down since the beginning. Founding brothers Oscar, Harry, and Nathan Heyman came to the United States from Eastern Europe in 1906, bringing with them the techniques and skills that are seen in each and every piece today. MORE

Mark Loren Designs Calls for Entries for "Ring Within Reach" Contest
AGTA Member, Mark Loren Designs is calling for entries of soon-to-be betrothed couples with compelling love stories and exceptional endurance. It will be a romantic competition of those who think they can outlast others by keeping their hand, without moving it, on the pedestal of a custom-designed, diamond engagement ring in Loren's gallery. "A Ring Within Reach" Contest judges will choose 6 contestants for the chance to compete for the diamond ring which will be awarded to the last one standing. Entries are due by midnight on May 24, the contest of the "final 6" will be held on June 7 until one person is remaining. Last year's winner, Neal Tuley, 24, of Lynchburg, Va., stood 28 1/2 hours. MORE

May Birthstone: Emerald
Add More Color To Your Life - AGTA
The timeless appeal of emerald can be summed up in three words written in the year 50 AD: “Nothing greens greener.” Roman historian Pliny the Elder was explaining the desire for the supreme green gem not only in Rome but throughout the ancient world. MORE

Small Business Favors Social Media Over Location Marketing
Fox Business
As more small businesses begin to utilize mobile technology and social media marketing, location-based marketing is taking a backseat. Ninety-seven percent of businessowners recently surveyed said they are using social media channels, including YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, to market their businesses. On the other hand, just 17 percent of businesses say they utilize location-based promotions, such as Foursquare, in promoting their business. MORE

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