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October 07, 2015
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October's Birthstone: Tourmaline
Add More Color To Your Life
Tourmaline's name comes from the Sinhalese tura mali , which means "mixed stone." Available in a rainbow of colors and color combinations, tourmaline lives up to its name. MORE

Rocks On: Labradorite
National Jeweler
It's no secret that many lesser-known colored gemstones are starting to have their day in the sun, as gem connoisseurs and even today's consumers look for something unique and special.

GIA's Jewelry Career Fair and Open House to Dazzle Guests, Oct. 9
GIA - AGTA Member
GIA will open its doors to the public on Friday, Oct. 9 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. as part of its annual Jewelry Career Fair & Open House. The event takes place at the Institute's Carlsbad, CA world headquarters and marks the one time of year when GIA's scenic campus is open to the public without appointment; it is also free to all guests and job seekers.

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Sell with a Story: Pink Tourmaline
Stuller - AGTA Member
Make no mistake. Pink Tourmaline is honored to be October's birthstone. But with all her beauty, grace, and style, she has far greater ambitions. No, she doesn't want to rule the world. She does want to find her way into every woman's jewelry chest.

2016 Gem Awards Nominees
Jewelers of America
Jewelers of America's GEM Awards honors the achievements of individuals and companies whose work raises the visibility of fine jewelry and watches. GEM Award winners will be announced live at the GEM Awards ceremony on January 8, 2016, in New York City. MORE

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Gracie, Gucci, for Edgy Cocktail Ring Focus
Instore Magazine
All in all, the Milan Spring 2016 fashion shows wound up being pretty good for jewelry - specifically, large-sized high-drama pieces. I expect that most fashion editors will talk about the many elongated earrings on the runways - from names like Giorgio Armani, Etro, and Salvatore Ferragamo. MORE

Luxurious, Heirloom-Quality Jewels by Oscar Heyman
You know, AGTA Member, Oscar Heyman. The family-run jeweler celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012 (making it 103 now), continuing its legacy of handcrafted in the U.S., European-technique design. MORE

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Cowdray Pearls Lead Highlights of Sotheby's HK Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite Sale
Jewels du Jour
The second major sale of the season at Sotheby's, the Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite sale in Hong Kong on October 7th is headlined by the historic Cowdray Pearls (est. $4.5-7 million). MORE

5 Social-Media Rules Brand Managers Need to Break
As the adage goes, rules are made to be broken. In the realm of social media marketing, this is certainly true. As author and Digital Royalty Founder Amy Jo Martin famously says, when it comes to digital marketing, "renegades write the rules." MORE

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