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September 25, 2013

Big Gems Color Emmy's Red Carpet
AGTA - Deborah Yonick
It's cliché to say colored gemstone jewelry is a trend on the red carpet, when in fact it's the must-have, go-to accessory of Hollywood's most stylish leading ladies. Hands down, the big gemmy designs are the ones you remember. Bold earrings, statement necklaces, cuff bracelets, and eye-catching cocktail rings in vibrant gemstones sparkled at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards®, September 22.MORE

10 Vivid Gems Bring Fall Colors to Life
GIA - AGTA Member
Color - the first of the 4Cs - is perhaps the most described characteristic in gems. From bright blues and steely greys to rich browns and fiery reds, gems come in many colors. The Pantone Color Institute, an arbiter of color for designers and fashionistas, selected 10 favorites for its fall 2013 color report. With exotic names like Acai, Samba and Mykonos Blue, these trendy colors are expected to dominate the fall season.MORE

Celebrities Accessorized With Top Brands At StyleLab's Jewelry Event For The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Yahoo! Finance
This past week, celebrities ... got a coveted appointment at StyleLab's Jewelry Preview for the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Guests had the opportunity to borrow from over $30 million worth of jewelry for the Primetime Emmy Awards and related parties. Michael O'Connor, leading style expert and television personality, curated a selection of dazzling and unique pieces from world-renowned brands such as A. Jaffe, Abellan New York, Bellarri, Gabriel & Co., Gumuchian, Jane Berg Jewelry, Jewelry By Gail, Mark Lash, Mastoloni, Perrelet, Seah Watches & Jewelry, Takat, The American Gem Trade Association, The Diamonds With A Story Collection™, and Yael Sonia, among others.MORE

Jewelry Designer Spotlight: A Conversation with Pamela Froman Fine Jewelry
iDazzle
AGTA Member, Pamela Froman is a jewelry designer with her own unapologetically distinctive style. Besides the astonishing gemstones Pamela features, her jewelry is instantly recognizable for its textured finish, which she brands as "Crushed". The surface is so lush, it begs to be touched.MORE

Woodstock students get ahead in market with jewelry class
Cherokee Tribune
Woodstock High School students are taking advantage of the opportunity to learn about gemstones and get ahead in the job market with a certificate in colored gemstones, offered through a new class this year. The Jewelry and Metal Craft class, taught by Anne Berman, is partnered with AGTA Member, Diamond Council of America, to give 14 students the chance to become certified in colored gemstones as part of the class.MORE

Women's Tourbillons Rise in Popularity
Michigan Avenue
Among the world's most coveted items, the tourbillon has had particular resonance with the male A-listers, with everyone from Larry Ellison to Vladimir Putin wearing these super-mechanized watches. Until recently there was no equivalent for women who craved a similar luxury piece unless they bought a watch designed for men. "Women embracing larger watches in general, along with advances in the field of micromechanics, opened the market for women's tourbillons," says Ruediger Albers, president of jewelry company Wempe in America. "Previous offerings were clearly aimed at men but now women can choose from a variety of whirlwinds (the term is the English translation for tourbillon) to wear and for connoisseurship."MORE

PR vs. Advertising: Which is Better?
Instore Magazine - AGTA Member
For business owners, exposure without a price tag is generally preferred over anything that costs money, and so publicity is often viewed as the free goose that lays golden eggs. But as football analyst Lee Corso says each Saturday, "Not so fast my friend." PR has its value, certainly, but advertising is often worth much more and is well worth the expense.MORE

Five Pieces of Common Sense for Social Media
Forbes
There certainly are plenty of articles about social media "secrets." More often than not, however, these tips turn out to be common sense.MORE