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September 04, 2013

Color Shines from the AGTA Collection at the JIC Fine Jewelry Preview
The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) showcased a stunning variety of jewelry for the annual Jewelry Information Center (JIC) Jewelry Preview, held in New York City last week. The event attracted top fashion, bridal and trade editors to view new jewelry designs. This year's attendance list was graced by the likes of Elite Traveler, Lucky, Newsday, Veranda and W Magazine, just to name a few! The AGTA Collection showcased colored gemstone and cultured pearl pieces from ten AGTA Member designers. MORE

The Power of Our Story
Sharing The Rough
The world of colored gems is still dominated by individual miners and artisans; and each has a powerful and extremely unique story to tell. Sharing the Rough is an endeavor that will capture the realism and appreciation of the world of colored gemstones. We will follow it through the hands of the East African miners who bring these treasure to the surface, to the faceter who breathes life into the gems, and finally to the designer who creates the work of art that will accentuate the beauty of the gem. AGTA Member's Spectral Gems, Inc. and Adeler Jewelers partner together to bring this never before documented film to life.MORE


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Maverick Colorado prospectors have aquamarine fever
Los Angeles Times
Steve Brancato scampered like a mountain goat down the rugged slopes in this forbidding wilderness of stone and sky. "Rock!' he shouted as his foot sent boulders thundering past fellow prospector Clay Hudson. A string of profanities rose from the speck below.MORE

A Love Letter to September's Sapphire, Sprinkled With 18 Sparkling Jewels
JCK Magazine - AGTA Member
I've never met a sapphire I didn't like. The versatility of the precious gemstone is out of this world, spotted everywhere from engagement rings and wedding bands to dramatic drop earrings and cocktail rings. While reading this article, don't miss our AGTA Members Oscar Heyman, Coast Diamond, Omi Prive, Sethi Couture, Parle Jewelry Designs, Temple St. Clair, and Dilamani Designs and their beautiful designs that are featured! MORE

Jewelry Designs by Women's Hands
New York Times
The coral necklet, the locket on a chain, the string of seed pearls and, finally, the sparkling diamond ring - such adornments traditionally have been rights of female passage. Made, bought and offered by men, these gifts of love are eternal and desirable.MORE

Why Lapis Is "In"--Out of the Blue
Instore Magazine - AGTA Member
Like moonstone and labradorite several years ago, one of the newest "old stones" to trend again is lapis lazuli. ..."Lapis always sells well," AGTA Member Mr. Gangi told me, "no matter what the color forecasters predict as color of the year or color of the season. But blue is the number-one gemstone color that we sell every year. And, if you've been seeing big lapis gems in jewelry ... well, as the price of precious metals has gone up, the bigger stones are selling well in general because a lot of the attention is on the gems."... MORE

Actress Teresa Palmer Shows Off Her Unusual Rose Quartz Engagement Ring, Says It's 'Exactly Me'
The Jeweler Blog
Exclaiming that the rose quartz center stone in her engagement ring is "exactly me," Aussie actress Teresa Palmer took to Instagram to show off her unconventional new bling from actor Mark Webber. "Just got my beautiful ring," the 27-year-old star of Warm Bodies wrote. "Ethical diamonds in a rose gold band, with a rose quartz crystal - stone of the heart. Exactly me."MORE

7 P's Of Social Media Marketing That Drive Results
Social media is a powerful brand building tool that can drive long-term, organic growth which is sustainable through any micro- or macro-environmental threat.MORE

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