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November 19, 2014
 
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Mogul to Modern: Met Exhibit Showcases Indian Jewels
GIA - AGTA Member
French explorer Jean-Baptiste Tavernier arrived in India nearly 400 years ago and found not only a treasure trove of gemstones, but a highly sophisticated jewelry-making and trade network already several millennia old. MORE

Wisdom of Pearls
Pala International - AGTA Member
Elisabeth Strack, author of Pearls, has issued the first edition of Margaritologia, a newsletter devoted to all aspects of natural and cultured pearls, "from natural science to history and new developments, pearl farming, pearl grading, testing procedures, price information and market situations," according to a news release. The author's aim is to "create a forum for sharing her observations with a worldwide circle of pearl enthusiasts." MORE

US demand for gold hits highest level since '09
National Jeweler
"Mounting conviction" in the economic recovery and lower prices helped boost U.S. demand for gold jewelry to its highest level in five years, the latest report from the World Gold Council shows. MORE

 
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Temple St. Clair Enters the World of High Jewelry
Jewelry News Network
Luxury jewelry designer AGTA Member, Temple St. Clair held a public unveiling of her first high jewelry collection at The Salon: Art + Design show in New York. MORE

And the 2015 Color of the Year Will Be...
Instore Magazine
Blue. A cool blue. With less than a month until the Pantone Color Institute's announcement of its 2015 Color of the Year, that's my prediction. More specifically, although I want it to be Aquamarine (Pantone #14-4313), my gut tells me it'll be Scuba Blue (Pantone #16-4725). MORE

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The lots to watch at Christies Important Jewels sale in London on 26 November
The Jewellery Editor
This morning I took a closer look at some of the top lots from Christie's Important Jewels sale, which is taking place on 26 November 2014 at King's Street in London. I also had the chance to talk to Keith Penton of the jewellery department about some of the lots that show the breadth and quality of the forthcoming sale. MORE

Tiffany Built a Luxury Subway Car, and It's a Whole Lot Nicer Than the 6 Train
Ad Week
Lots of subway trains stop in New York. But only one of them stopped at an art gallery in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood last week. The doors slid open for a select few, who breezed in with invitations in hand and walked back out with engraved silver bracelets. Then the train disappeared. MORE

Is Kate Hudson Sporting a New Engagement Ring? Get the Scoop On Her Emerald Sparkler!
E! News
It looks like emerald-cut diamonds are so four years ago for Kate Hudson—now the actress is sporting an actual emerald! MORE

A Guide To Optimizing Your Social Media Marketing Campaign
Forbes
We often hear about website and search engine optimization, but social media optimization hasn't quite made it into the mainstream vernacular. Whether you've heard the term or not, you may already optimizing your social media posts every day. MORE

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