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July 16, 2014
Brazil Field Expedition Leads GIA Researchers to Significant Gem Mines
GIA - AGTA Member
From March 31 to April 17, a team of field researchers from GIA (Gemological Institute of America) journeyed to the most important gemstone mining areas in Brazil to gather information and document the current state of colored stone mines, particularly emerald and tourmaline. The researchers visited the states of Minas Gerais, Rio Grande do Norte and Paraíba, and had the rare opportunity to interview Heitor Dimas Barbosa, the first discoverer of Paraíba tourmaline, in the original mine tunnel in Batalha where he first encountered the now famous gem. MORE

Silver Spotlight: K. Brunini
National Jeweler
Designer and AGTA Member, Katey Brunini is celebrating the 15th anniversary of her eponymous brand with the "Chains of Love" collection, which offers sterling silver and gold pieces textured to resemble twigs and includes earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces. Flip through this gallery to see 10 new sterling silver pieces in the Chains of Love collection from K. Brunini Jewels. MORE

The Making of Oscar Heyman's Book for Boston's Museum of Fine Arts
JCK Online - AGTA Member
It's hard to believe that after 102 years in business, New York City–based Oscar Heyman—known in the trade as the jeweler's jeweler—hasn't got a book to document its illustrious jewelry history, That situation, however, is currently being rectified. Enter Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, a world-class museum, as well as one of few nationwide with its own jewelry curator. Plus, the Boston MFA has historical goals to accomplish, and it must publish its findings. MORE


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The Contemporary Jewelry Design Group Announces New Executive Board
Contemporary Jewelry Design Group - AGTA Member
The Executive Board of the Contemporary Jewelry Design Group announces the selection of Malak Atut of ZAIKEN Jewelry as incoming president and Julie Romanenko of Just Jules as the new vice president for the 2014-2016 term. Outgoing president Vicente Agor of Vicente Agor Fine Jewelry, has been widely praised for his dedication to the association; "during his term, the CJDG experienced dramatic growth in visibility and in membership," said Ms. Atut. Agor will continue to serve as the CJDG Couture committee chair. MORE

Ask the Expert: New rules of retail selling
Professional Jeweller
The recession has undoubtedly changed the way people spend their money. Factors including the way customers look at buying, the amount they’re willing to spend and how they scrutinise each purchase are changing the buying landscape for retail outlets, yet many of those outlets have failed to change and adapt accordingly. MORE

Ebay & Sotheby's Partner to Bring World Class Art and Collectibles to a Global Community
Today, eBay and Sotheby's announced a partnership that will unite the global leader in online shopping with the iconic international art business and auctioneer. Together, they are developing an innovative online platform that will make it easier for millions of people worldwide to discover, browse and acquire exceptional works of art, antiques and collectibles. MORE

Jewelry Industry Undergoing Historic Transformation
Trendvision Jewellery & Forecasting is an independent research center charged with tracking socio-cultural phenomena in art, architecture and fashion while uncovering the underlying connections in the jewelry, watches and luxury goods sectors. Rapaport News spoke with Paola De Luca, founder, creative director and forecaster of Trendvision Jewellery & Forecasting, to gain some insights about the company, jewelry design trends and what's influencing design in 2014. MORE

How To Get Industry Influencers To Boost Your Social Media Reach
As social media marketing continues to mature, professionals are learning the value of reaching a large number of people. One post to an existing social media network will reach a professional's existing audience, but those consumers are likely already aware of that brand. Reaching new customers is key, but social media is a much more subtle form of advertising than placing a billboard in Times Square or running an ad during the Super Bowl. MORE

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