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October 16, 2013
GIA's Jewelry Career Fair Attracts Hundreds of Ambitious Professionals
GIA - AGTA Member
Nearly 500 hundred professionals at every career stage packed GIA's (Gemological Institute of America) 30-acre campus in Carlsbad today, Oct.11, where 27 companies looking to fill hundreds of positions were on-hand at the Institute's annual Jewelry Career Fair & Open House. The industry's preeminent recruiting experience drew crowds for hiring opportunities, one-on-one career coaching and an array of panel discussions with industry executives, entrepreneurs and designers.MORE

New pearl looks a mix of chic and street
Los Angeles Times
Today's pearls have moved far beyond the classic strands worn by fashion icons Coco Chanel, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in "Breakfast At Tiffany's" - or First Lady Michelle Obama, for that matter. The latest pearl designs are anything but prim.MORE


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Back to Underwoods: Cool Store Revisited
InStore Magazine - AGTA Member
In 2006 , I had the good fortune to travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas to cover INSTORE's America's Coolest Store for that year, Underwood's Jewelers - AGTA Member, owned by father-son team Bill and Craig Underwood. It was a thrill to see the architectural genius of the Fay Jones-designed building and store in person, but the store was cool for so many other reasons as well. Probably the coolest aspect of all is the people - everyone at Underwood's (especially the Underwoods themselves) are friendly, nice, and incredibly enthusiastic about the jewelry business.MORE

Largest Known Orange Diamond May Fetch $20 Million at Auction
Jewelry News Network
The largest fancy vivid orange diamond ever to appear at auction will be the top lot in Christie's Magnificent Jewels sale to be held in Geneva on November 12. Weighing approximately 14.82 carats, this diamond, being called "The Orange," is expected to fetch between $17 million and $20 million.MORE

Sharks spotted at Mark Loren Designs
Naples News
AGTA Member Mark Loren - Each weighs 500 pounds and are five feet long and two feet tall. The only pair of their type in the world, the geodes were excavated in Uruguay and were free-floating as opposed to a stalagmite or stalactite. Each amethyst geode is distinctive in composition and can only be discovered when cracked open or cut with a rock saw. The size, formation and different shades of color within crystals make each geode unique.MORE

A Girl's Very Best Friend: $55 Million Necklace on Sale in Singapore
The Irrawaddy
For someone with US$55 million to spare on an egg-sized diamond, the world's most expensive necklace is on sale this month at a jewelry show in Singapore, reflecting Asia's growing appetite for precious gems and expensive baubles.MORE

How You Can Use Content To Increase The Quality Of Leads
At the heart of every marketing strategy lies a piece of purposeful and compelling content. From a business' search engine rankings to its social media analytics to its webinar views, content is the puppeteer behind the theatrics.MORE

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