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February 25, 2015
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Necking at the Oscars
Add More Color To Your Life
Oscar fashion chatter hailed statement necklaces the talk of the red carpet, with color the way to make an entrance. The most memorable looks at the 87th Annual Academy Awards involved neckwear showing bold color stones. Popular strapless, sweetheart and plunging necklines begged for colorful jewels to decorate the décolletage. Jewels with blue gems like turquoise, aquamarine, and sapphire were favorites, as well as emeralds, tourmalines, and pearls. MORE

Tanya Dukes Picks Oscar Night's Winners
Instore Magazine
Sure, it's nice to go home with a statuette that shows you're at the pinnacle of your profession, but being acknowledged for wearing some great jewelry on the Oscars red carpet has got to be a close second, right? Here are our picks of some of the night’s most memorable jewelry. MORE

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Neil Patrick Harris wears a piece of Houston on his chest at Oscars: And Galveston has a shiny moment too
Culture Map Houston
Among the star-studded glitz and glam, some local Texan designers were featured on the red carpet at Sunday night's Academy Awards. MORE

Ammolite: The Fashionable Fossil
GIA - AGTA Member
When the earth had only one continent with no forests or mammals, schools of ammonites hunted in the Tethys Ocean. Squid-like creatures with sharp, beak-like jaws buried in a ring of tentacles, ammonites ate what they could catch. MORE

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Draw Inspiration for Fall 2015 With These Pantone-Pretty Jewels
You know those seasons, when Pantone releases its anticipated color report, and you're not really into the new palette? Well, this is so not one of those years. The Fall 2015 Color Report from Pantone is miraculous, with colors worth bathing in for days. MORE

The Allure of Black Gold
Jewels Du Jour
Over the past decade, the appearance of black gold has slowly slinked in to the world of mainstream jewelry, but its popularity has noticeably surged over the past couple of years. Black gold is increasingly a favorite medium for contemporary designers and major brands alike. MORE

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Aquamarine Jewellery: A Colour as Fascinating as Its History
The Jewellery Editor
Aquamarine takes its name from the Latin word for seawater, its luminous hue conjuring up images of the ocean. Like many other gemstones, the aquamarine is surrounded by myths and legends.

How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing in 2015
Promotion World
Social media marketing has been popular for several years now, and this is not going to change in 2015. If anything, more and more people are using platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+. While this trend is likely to continue for a long time, there are changes in how people use these sites and how businesses can make the most out of them. The following are some of the most effective ways to improve your social media marketing strategies in 2015 and beyond.

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