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July 22, 2015
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Jewels & Jobs: GIA's Jewelry Career Fair Returns to New York
GIA - AGTA Member
Jewelry's largest recruiting event will return to New York City on Monday, July 27 at the Javits Center. Nearly 50 companies will be looking for hundreds of talented candidates to fill positions ranging from design and retail to management and manufacturing. Well-known global brands including Cartier, Christie's, CIRCA Inc, Jewelry Television, Rent the Runway, and Tiffany & Co. are among the companies looking to hire talent. MORE

Hundreds of Rare Gemstones to be Auctioned
Jeweller Magazine
A private collection of some 680 rare gemstones, believed to be one of the largest in Europe, will go under the hammer later this year. According to UK-based auction and valuation business John Pye Auctions, the David Jerome Collection comprises "some of the world's rarest and purest rubies, emeralds, tanzanites, sapphires and other prized gems", and is estimated to have a combined retail value of more than £8 million (AU$16.7 m).

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Fall Palette
National Jeweler
Pulled from the hues seen on fashion runways and in designers' collections, Pantone Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman described the color institute's fall palette as being "rooted in multi-faceted androgynous colors that can be worn to portray effortless sophistication."

Selling with a Story: Ruby
Stuller Blog - AGTA Member
Who can resist ruby's luscious red? Its vibrant color commands attention and more than a lingering look. Those with July birthdays have every reason to celebrate their special gemstone. And since it is the "King of Precious Gems," ruby enjoys the passion of many devotees.

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Ten Looks Mixing High Jewelry and Haute Couture-Fall 2015
Jewels du Jour
Last week in Paris, the 2015 Fall Couture shows pulled out all the glitz and opulent glamour expected from high fashion. In fact, this season's collections were as extravagant as ever. No sequin or bead nor feather or fur were left un-sewn in the sumptuous haute couture creations strutting down the runways. Whereas in previous years a sense of austerity seemed to prevail, this year the pent-up plentitude was released all at once, resulting in a rush of rivetingly ritzy ensembles. MORE

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Oft Convicted Jewel Thief Allegedly Strikes Again
National Jeweler
Doris Payne, an oft-convicted international jewelry thief whose spans career decades and multiple countries, is allegedly at it again. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department believes that on July 11, Payne stole a diamond and platinum ring valued at $33,000 from the David Yurman store in the Southpark mall in Charlotte. MORE

The Missing Ingredient in Your Social Media Marketing Recipe
Business 2 Community
Today, many social media managers are developing recipes for their programs that are pretty good--but even so, something seems to be missing. And this missing ingredient could be the difference between scoring a decent review in a local paper and receiving a Michelin Star. MORE

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