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June 11, 2014
Cartier Jewelry Collection Owned by Marjorie Merriweather Post Cartier Jewelry Collection Opens to the Public
Jewelry News Network
Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887 – 1973) was considered to be the wealthiest woman in the world and with her fortune she amassed one of the most important private collections of Cartier jewelry. For the first time the entire collection is now on display at Post's former Washington, D.C., estate, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. The exhibition will run till December 31. MORE

The Gem Casino: Philippe Brunot's Debut Documentary Film 'Follow The Zebra' Forges An Alliance Between Gemologists & Miners In Tanzania
Indie Wire
"A mutual understanding settles in: I want to film freely their mining activity and capture the essence of their efforts." - Philippe Brunot, director. The beauty of Philippe Brunot's majestic "Follow the Zebra", a feature documentary film chronicling the travails of gem seekers in Tanzania, lies in the writer-producer-director, editor and cinematographer's curiosity about how miners and scientists forge an unusual alliance. Brunot takes the viewer through a kaleidoscopic journey through an oft-times dangerous terrain. He is neither a gemologist nor a miner, but a filmmaker - and a fine one indeed. MORE

Oscar Heyman Takes Top Honors at JCK Las Vegas - Winning the Prestige Platinum Guild International Best in Color and Best in Show Awards
Oscar Heyman - AGTA Member
The Platinum Guild International revealed the winners of its annual design contest at the 2014 JCK Las Vegas last Sunday with New York-based, AGTA Member, Oscar Heyman winning Best in Color and Best In Show. More than 40 editors from leading consumer, bridal and trade publications reviewed and voted on the entries at an event held May 6 in New York City leading to Oscar Heyman winning the Editor's Choice "Best in Color" award for its spectacular Mexican Fire Opal ring. MORE


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Important Jewels: Christie’s Auction Results
On June 10, having already achieved US$320 million in spring jewelry auction sales across Christie's global salerooms, Christie's New York will offer a beautiful array of over 220 Important Jewels expected to achieve in excess of $20 million. The day-long auction features rare colored and colorless diamonds, natural pearls and a significant selection of signed jewels by René Boivin, Boucheron, BVLGARI, Cartier, Sterlé, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, among others. MORE

The new colour rush
Telegraph UK
Las Vegas, where the neon burns brighter than the desert sun, may seem an unlikely place to spot some very sophisticated, creative and refined uses of colour in jewellery. But it is in Sin City that the Couture jewellery show takes place each year and last week, for the first time, I went to have a look for myself. MORE

Jewels fit for a Queen! A radiant Duchess of Cornwall dazzles in diamonds as she joins Her Majesty at Westminster Palace.
Daily Mail UK
A confident Duchess of Cornwall nearly stole the show as she arrived looking wonderful in a regal white gown and diamond tiara that echoed the Queen's ensemble in Westminster today. Just over a year since she made her debut appearance at the State Opening of Parliament, her repeat visit today will be seen as a victory for Prince Charles who has long wanted his wife to play a greater role in royal life. And it seems his work has paid off after a radiant Camilla drew admiring glances and loud cheers from the crowds outside the Palace of Westminster as she made her way inside on her husband's arm. MORE

Bulgari's Biggest Hollywood Moments
Paper Magazine
The Italian jewelery brand Bulgari is synonymous with luxury, Hollywood and of course, Elizabeth Taylor. The Dame became famous for her love of over-the-top jewels but had a particular obsession with Bulgari bling. Her jewelry dispensary (aka on-again/off-again husband Richard Burton) once said, "I introduced Liz to beer, she introduced me to Bulgari. The only word Elizabeth knows in Italian is Bulgari." During the filming of Cleopatra, where Taylor -- dripped in Bulgari as the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh (picture above) -- met a married Burton, the two conducted a jewelry-laden affair of extreme scandal almost bankrupting 20th Century Fox. Okay, it was already the most expensive movie ever produced too, but oh the glamour of it all! MORE

Coloured diamonds poised to appreciate significantly as supply dries up - broker
Diamonds are no longer just a girl's best friend, according to one Vancouver rare gem broker. Natural fancy coloured diamonds are the most concentrated form of wealth on earth, said Colin Ferguson, CEO of Rare Investment. And with demand growing while supply shrinks, they are on the verge of appreciating at a rate never seen before. MORE

10 Things You Need to Know About Social Media Marketing Right Now
All Business Experts
Here's the thing about social media: it's constantly changing. What worked or was trendy last year is now old news. Every year, Social Media Examiner releases its annual Social Media Marketing Industry Report and looks at how marketers are using social media to grow their businesses. Lucky for you, I've picked a few highlights from the report that affect you as a small business owner. MORE

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