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February 26, 2014
Academy Awards Jewelry Trend Predictions From Leading Style Expert
This week Michael O'Connor, celebrity stylist and television personality, will host StyleLab's jewelry event for Academy Award nominees, presenters and stylists at a private venue in Los Angeles. Every season, O'Connor curates a selection of one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces from world-renowned designers for celebrities to borrow for the red carpet. From bold colored gemstone earrings to necklaces made with Argyle diamonds from Australia, O'Connor will accessorize Hollywood's leading stars with the most exquisite, highest quality jewelry. MORE

Trends from Tucson: Cool colors dominate
National Jeweler
Perhaps one of the best indicators of what's to come in the year, even years, ahead for fine gemstone jewelry are the trends that pop up during them gem shows that take over Tucson every February. This year, colors on the cooler end of the spectrum seemed most popular, and a few stones were moving beyond their most well-known shades to show their versatility.MORE

Oldest Rock Speck Zeros In On Earth's Cooling Date
Discovery News
The oldest remaining grain of early Earth's original solid rock crust has now been confirmed to be a 4.374-billion-year-old old zircon crystal from Jack Hills, Australia. That age should settle a scientific debate over the accuracy of that mineral's internal clock, and cuts the time from when Earth was hit by a Mars-sized body (which led to the formation of the Moon) and the cooling and creation of Earth's first solid crust from 600 million years to 100 million years.MORE


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Gemstone Central: Color Trend Review from AGTA and Tucson Gem Shows
I spent a whirlwind couple of days in Tucson, AZ, home to the Tucson Gem Shows. I spent most of my time at the AGTA GemFair, which is the crowning jewel, so to speak, of the whole Tucson gemstone circus that descends in late January and early February. There is also GJX Show across the street, the JCK Tucson Show, and countless other venues.MORE

Red Carpet predictions: A Colored Diamonds Craze at the Oscars
Naturally Colored
With the 86th Academy Awards fast approaching, excitement is rising around what celebs will be sporting on the red carpet. Year after year, A-Listers wow onlookers as this glamorous event – and not just because of their talent. This is the one awards show where actresses go all out with their attire, and their jewels are just as stunning as their gowns. There's no doubt that this year will be just as dazzling, so the only question is: What will be the major jewelry trends? MORE

A Gemstone's Journey, Start to Finish
While I was in Tucson earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending a small event to meet the team behind a documentary that's in the works called Sharing the Rough. Orin Mazzoni, who grew up in what is now a third-generation family jewelry business and also spent a decade appraising colored gemstones and diamonds before making the switch to film, directed the documentary.MORE

Smithsonian Receives Jewel of a Gift
The Roskin Gem News Report - AGTA Member
The National Museum of Natural History's famous gem collection has a new addition: the Cindy Chao Black Label Masterpiece Royal Butterfly Brooch. ...The Royal Butterfly is composed of 2,328 gems, totaling 77 carats. The gems include fancy-color and color-change sapphires and diamonds, rubies and tsavorite garnets...MORE

3 Ways Social Media Is Driving A Business Revolution
It's hard to imagine a life before social media, even though sites like Facebook and Twitter have been around for less than a decade. As businesses look back over that decade, they can easily see how these sites are changing the way they do everything. Professionals use these sites to network, interact with customers, and bring team members together.MORE

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