May 18, 2016

GIA to Host Mystery Gem Quiz at JCK Las Vegas
GIA - AGTA Member
GIA will host an exciting gem quiz, colorful museum exhibit, synthetic diamond display and exclusive in-booth briefings on the industry's hottest topics at its booth (L99) during the 2016 JCK Las Vegas show, June 3-6. MORE

The FTC Is About to Make Some Changes – Here's How to Make Sure Your Advertising Is Compliant
Instore Magazine
Precious metals, diamonds and colored gemstones are the specific focus. June 3 is the last day that the Federal Trade Commission will accept public comments on proposed changes to the jewelry guides, which explain to businesses how to avoid making deceptive marketing claims. MORE

Which pearls are natural, academically speaking
Pala Gems - AGTA Member
Looking forward to spending months on each pearl, years up to publication—my samples need to be natural pearls and be seen as such by random reviewers or, within reason, anyone inclined to thinking about natural pearls to the point that they'd be reading my writing. MORE

6 New Fall Jewelry Collections I Really Look Forward to Seeing
At this time of year, with annual Jewelry Week in Las Vegas less than a month away, editors like myself are inundated with invites to preview the many—many! MORE

'Unique Pink' Diamond Sells for $28 Million at Auction
NBC News
A vivid, pearl-shaped pink diamond said to be the largest of its kind to go under the hammer has sold at auction for $28 million. MORE

Best of Birthstones: Enchanting Emeralds
Once Cleopatra's alleged favourite gemstone, the emerald continues to make a glamorous impression on everyone from royals to the red carpet's best dressed. MORE

Pearls, Pearls, Pearls; They're Everywhere.
The Gem Therapist
I was recently flipping through an issue of Harper's bazaar and I noticed they were featuring magnificent fine jewelry from Chanel and Dior, with pearls featuring as the star. Pearls seem to be hotter than ever, although with their classic connotation they never really go out of style. MORE

Know your opals
The Jewellery Editor
Rachael Taylor unearths our ongoing fascination with opal jewellery, and what sets Mexican, Ethiopian and Australian opals apart. MORE

6 Ways Your Social Media Marketing Will Change In 2016
Business 2 Community
You love social media and you love doing it well, but the only downside is that it keeps changing. One minute you think you are on top of your game, the next a new update arrives. MORE