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June 12, 2013

AGTA GemFair - the Jewel of JCK Las Vegas
The Daily Jewel
This year the American Gem Trade Association's GemFair Las Vegas held new treats and old favorites around each corner! From every new artisan's favorite - Vista Gems colorful, candy shop, display of yummy gems turn a corner and suddenly a loooong booth filled with settings. Gems4Less offers mountings of every kind in every metal, and there among the rows was this amazing bracelet woven of gold wire - with a very ancient feel! MORE

Recruiter Registration Now Open: GIA New York Jewelry Career Fair
GIA - AGTA Member
Gem and jewelry companies seeking skilled and motivated talent are invited to participate in the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) New York Jewelry Career Fair on Monday, July 29 at the Javits Center. The acclaimed recruiting event will feature a panel discussion, one-on-one career coaching, and hiring opportunities for various careers within the field. Recruiter registration is available online now. MORE


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From burnt orange to Fanta or mandarin orange, Spessartite garnets truly offer gems in the whole range of orange imaginable. We are proud to offer you some of these most desirable shades in fine single stones as well as beautiful matched pairs, many to choose from. We also carry some great Hessonites in the darker hues of orange. 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.



Jewelry Designs From JCK Las Vegas 2013
The first day of JCK Las Vegas started slowly but by the second and third days buyers filled the aisles of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The four-day event is the largest jewelry tradeshow in North America and offers everything from jewelry-making equipment to finished jewelry from well-known brands and less-familiar names whose pieces fill jewelry store shelves throughout the country. Forbes put together a slideshow of jewelry on display at the show and AGTA Members, Omi Prive by Omi Gems, Le Vian and Galatea are featured. MORE

4 Best Jewellery Trends of 2014
Jeweller Magazine
Swarovski Gems' release of its annual Gem Visions report is sure to have tongues wagging as the company profiles jewellery trends for 2014 in a stunning collection of gemstones and jewellery design. "Conversation" is the chosen word to sum up the design and jewellery trends in the approaching year. Gem Visions 2014 is a collaborative report featuring design directions, themes and inspirations. The latest edition nurtures ingenious concepts and megatrends that are said to leave consumers with enigmatic, surreal, contemplative and tribal stories to tell. MORE

WHAT'S IN: Trends in Las Vegas at the Couture and JCK Shows - AGTA Member
There was a true nod to creativity at this years shows as designers pulled out the stops and delved deep into their imaginations to offer a small world of gems, motifs and inspirations from around the globe. MORE

Cultured Pearl Association of America announces new Board
Cultured Pearl Association of America
Cultured Pearl Association of America announces their new board. The newley elected board consists of Peter Bazar, elected President, Aziz Basalely, elected Vice President, Jack Lynch, elected Treasurer, Anil Maloo, elected Secretary. MORE

Donna Baker Resigns as President and CEO of GIA
GIA - AGTA Member
The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Board of Governors announced today that due to differing views on the direction of GIA, Donna M. Baker has resigned as President and CEO of the Institute. At the request of the Board of Governors, board chair Susan M. Jacques, President and CEO of Borsheims Fine Jewelry and Gifts, will be interim President and CEO while the board conducts a search for a new executive. MORE

New Colorful and Golden Jewelry Designs from the Couture Show
Colored gemstones, which were widely used in place of diamonds during the recession, have continued to find acceptance among designers, retailers and consumers. A variety of bold, precious gems, ranging from dark blue lapis to red spinels to multi-colored sapphires were on display during the Couture Show in the Wynn Las Vegas. MORE

Star Style: Tony Awards 2013
Fashionable Flavors
Broadway's biggest stars gathered on June 9th at Radio City Hall for the 67th annual Tony Awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. Take a look at some of my favorite red carpet arrivals, including Angela Bassett, Scarlett Johansson and more. MORE

Guess the Celebrity Engagement Ring
E! Online
As colored gemstones continue to grow in popularity in the bridal market, more and more celebrities are turning to this alternative look for their engagement rings. Check out these images of celebrities and the great use of color in their "bling". MORE

Managing the mentions: how big brands survive social media nightmares
In between the latest product shots and carefully crafted status updates, you'll find comments like these littering the social media pages of major brands. As their relationships with their customers have moved online, social media has become a platform for businesses to speak to thousands of people in under a minute - but it’s also become a space for queries and (very public) complaints from legions of social media users. MORE

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