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October 21, 2015
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AGTA Announces Spectrum Awards™ Celebrities
The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) is delighted to announce that Sanaa Lathan and Alex Meneses have been engaged to headline this year’s AGTA Spectrum Awards™ photoshoot. MORE

Gem and Jewelry's Preeminent Recruiting Event Inspires and Educates
GIA - AGTA Member
More than 600 job seekers and guests packed GIA's headquarters in coastal Carlsbad on Oct. 9, where 33 companies were looking to fill hundreds of positions during the Institute's annual Jewelry Career Fair & Open House. MORE

Granulation station: meeting Zaffiro jewelry
Diamonds In The Library
AGTA Member, Zaffiro jewelry, is far too awesome for me to not share with you, so I had no choice but to get it together and show you their beautiful designs at long last anyway. Jack Gualtieri, half of the brand's husband and wife team, was manning the booth at Global Design and he was both friendly and welcoming – I had a nice long chat with him while photographing the many beautiful things you're about to see.

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Middle Kingdom at the Met
Pala International - AGTA Member
Nebhepetre Mentuhotep II is credited with the reunification of Egypt following the collapse of the Old Kingdom (2686–2181 B.C.E., Third through Sixth Dynasties) and the instability of the First Intermediate period (2181–2061 B.C.E., Seventh through Early Eleventh Dynasties).

Color Trends for Fall 2015: Cashmere Rose
Think pink! Pantone sweetened up their Fall 2015 color palette with the delicate shade of Cashmere Rose. With classic vibes mixed with a modern chic appeal, this soft hue adds a refreshing dose of color. Pantone describes Cashmere Rose as a "gentle and composed pink that is more upscale than downtown." MORE

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8 Opal Jewels to Keep Us Celebrating October's Birthstone
I love October for a myriad of reasons, but in this moment, I love it the most because I can keep talking about opal, and it's totally acceptable. I mean, it would probably be acceptable anyway (because who doesn't love a good opal?), but since it's actually the month of the gemstone, it's at least expected. MORE

Claflin Brooches Among Covetable Lots in Christie's New York Important Jewels
Jewels du Jour
This Tuesday Christie's will finally kick off its autumn jewelry auction season with its first sale, Important Jewels in New York. Just over 300 jewels will hit the auction block, including superb diamonds, colored gemstones and fantastic signed pieces. The wide range of pieces, whose estimates begin at $3,000 and go up to $3 million, offers something for every collector. MORE

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Linda Fargo is the brains - and the beauty - behind Bergdorf Goodman
Celebrated Living
One could forgive an outsider for assuming that Linda Fargo has an easy, breezy life of fashion shows, black-tie galas and fabulous dinner parties with bold-faced names. MORE

3 Simple Ways to Speed Up Your Social Media Marketing
Business 2 Community
Social media marketing is a time-consuming process no matter what industry you're in. It's no longer just a matter of sharing great content; you have to spend time engaging with your followers, monitoring and analyzing your activity and optimizing paid advertising campaigns. MORE

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