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October 14, 2015
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Charlotte Preston Awarded the Leon Ritzler Honorary Member Award
This week the fabric of our lives may seem a little off kilter. Maybe the songbirds seem a trifle less melodic or your breath catches just a tad when you inhale, as if a small portion of the oxygen has been removed from our air. Last week we lost one of our family, Charlotte Preston. MORE

2016 AGTA GemFair Tucson Pre-Registration
You see it everywhere...television, magazines, movies, billboards... models, celebrities, royalty—they're all wearing colored gemstones and pearls. The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) is here to help you turn this opportunity into successful, sustainable business! MORE

robert bentley | new york city
Sometimes the trip to northern Brazil can take a little over a day. Sometimes, if Robert Bentley misses the flight to the small town near the gemstone factory he's been working with for more than 15 years, it's much longer.

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K-Jon's sending books to school in Tanzania
A-Town Daily News
The traveling library is en route to the Maasai Children's School - K-Jon's Fine Jewelers has partnered with Roger Dery, a gemstone cutter and traveling gemstone dealer, to bring children's books to the Kitarini Maasai Children's School in the rural Longido region of Tanzania.

From Spring 2016 Paris Runway, "Antique Silver" Blooms
Instore Magazine
In Paris this week, one of the most raved-about new fashion collections came from Alexander McQueen. And particularly notable on its Spring 2016 runway? The piling on of what's being referred to as "antique silver jewelry." MORE

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Secret Messages in Jewelry - Acrostic Jewelry
GIA 4C's Blog
Want to send a secret message to your beloved using gemstones? Then you'll need to know about acrostic jewelry. Acrostic jewelry is the spelling of a word by using the first letter of each gemstone. So an acrostic piece spelling the word "REGARD" looks like this. MORE

Rings Set to Sparkle in Bonhams New York Fine Jewelry Sale
Jewels du Jour
Next up in the auction line up is Bonhams New York Fine Jewelry sale on October 13th. The 126-lot auction is on the smaller side and offers a delightful mix of jewels led by a number of important diamond rings, the most noteworthy of which being a green diamond and diamond ring by Golkonda (est. $350,000-450,000). MORE

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5 Twitter Marketing Tips to Integrate to Your Marketing Mix
Business 2 Community
Twitter is a great marketing tool for engaging your followers and it is very simple to do marketing through twitter if you follow the right marketing tools for branding your business. Many bloggers and social media marketers are making successful marketing campaigns with tweets and social networking. MORE

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