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April 22, 2015
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At Tiffany, Something New Inside the Blue Box
New York Times
Back in February at the Academy Awards, the Australian actress Cate Blanchett made her usual regal turn on the red carpet, a vision of cool beauty in a silk velvet sheath. The dress, designed by John Galliano for Maison Margiela, was so conspicuous for its lack of frippery it might have easily been interpreted as an emblem of Mr. Galliano's continuing public chastening.

Corporations Fostering Awareness of Colored Gemstones
Eli Eliezri founded and manages the colored gemstone manufacturer Colgem and its sister company, Coldiam, which specializes in colored diamonds. MORE

Dreams of Diamonds: An Enchanting Exhibit Comes to Southern California
GIA - AGTA Member
Seven of the world's finest diamond houses will showcase exceptionally rare diamonds and elaborate jewelry for a limited time in Southern California to coincide with the debut of "Dreams of Diamonds," the largest book ever published on these sought-after gems. MORE

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The Worth of Rubies
Bloomberg Business
Ian Harebottle, who's made his career from mining colored gemstones, has an emerald the size of a pineapple locked away in a safe. He's not sold the unique bright-green rock because it's so rare nobody really knows what it's worth. MORE

Beyond Diamonds: Discover the Hidden Gems of Latin America and the Caribbean
Nearshores America
Forget emeralds, rubies and sapphires. According to the song, diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but if you really want to impress, how about the beautiful blue of Larimar, said to have healing properties and often called the Atlantis Stone?

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Get to Know Bella Campbell of Campbellian Collection
After three decades of behind-the-scenes work, Bella Campbell debuted her own Campbellian Collection in fall 2014. An immigrant from Georgia, Campbell moved to the U.S. with a degree in physics in 1980, trading science for jewelry when she secured a post at Fortunoff in Manhattan.

ASA to Offer Advanced Gemological Training
The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) to offer advanced gemological training for gems and jewelry professionals. "GJ209b: Masters Class Recognizing Treated Gems and Origin Issues," will be offered May 16-17, 2015 in Chicago, IL.

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16 Rainbow-Hued Engagement Rings
The Cut
Candy-colored gems are appearing in all sorts of jewelry designs, so why not consider one for an engagement ring that will stand apart from the rest?

7 Instagram Marketing Strategies You Can Launch in 2 Hours
Business 2 Community
Do you want to grow Instagram as a marketing channel for your brand? To do this effectively you will need to know how to grow your audience and promote your brand effectively on the social network. In this post you'll learn the seven tactics you need to leverage for successful Instagram marketing.

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