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October 23, 2013

And the Winner Is...
New York, NY - October 23, 2013: Once again, the American Gem Trade Association played host to a select group of top consumer and trade publications as well as influential bloggers at a sun-drenched loft in New York City. After a weekend of our panel of experts judging all 450 + entries, which included jewelry by both emerging and established artists, and loose gemstones and cultured pearls, attending media had the opportunity to review all entrants and winners of this year's AGTA Spectrum Awards™ competition. Editors from publications such as New York Times, O The Oprah Magazine, InStyle, Town and Country and Brides took the time to look at all pieces on display before voting on the "Editor's Choice Award." The amazing Katey Brunini took home that award with her "Robot Heart" necklace. MORE

Wearable Wednesdays ~ AGTA Spectrum Awards Gem Show
Kitten Lounge
Earlier this week, one of my favorite events took place, the AGTA Spectrum Awards which celebrated its 30th year! This show curates a number of phenomenal jewelry designers and their creations within such categories as Bridal Wear, Evening Wear, Classical, Men's Wear and a number of additional areas including seeing dazzling stones in hues and size. Each year the colors continue to vary, the designers push the creative envelope and I'm always astounded by what is available.MORE


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The Rothman Institute Names Hamilton Jewelers 2013 Family Business of the Year
Hamilton Jewelers - AGTA Member
Hamilton Jewelers has been awarded the 2013 Family Business of the Year by the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship at Fairleigh Dickinson University. The award was presented to Hamilton Jewelers, whose flagship store is located in the heart of downtown Princeton, during a luncheon at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, New Jersey on Wednesday, October 16.MORE

Oklahoma Teenager Finds 3.85-Carat Canary Diamond
ABC News
When Oklahoma teenager Tana Clymer heard about a young boy who'd found a 5-carat diamond at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park earlier this year, she wanted to try her luck.MORE

Mouawad Designs $10M Victoria's Secret Royal Fantasy Bra
Jewelry News Network
The $10 million Victoria’s Secret Royal Fantasy Bra and Belt designed by Mouawad will be worn by Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel. The bejeweled bra will be unveiled in the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Dreams & Fantasies Catalogue as well as at The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airing December 10 on the CBS television network.MORE

Two Colored Diamonds Fetch $10.3M At Christie's Auction
The diamond engagement ring that Kris Humphries gave to Kim Kardashian prior to their ill-fated marriage provided lots of headlines for Christie's New York Magnificent Jewels auction. However, its $749,000 sale price was the 12th highest result in Tuesday's sale.MORE

Social Media Marketing For Small Businesses: How To Hang Onto Every Fan And Follower
Huffington Post
Successful social media marketing isn't just measured by the size of a company's fan base. Even more important than how many fans and followers your company can gain, is how many it can actually keep.MORE

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