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Mar. 28, 2012
In Memoriam: Mike Roberts of the Roberts Yogo Sapphire Mine
March 21, 2012--In 2005, Alaskan gold miner Mike Roberts was offered a trade. Lanny Perry owned the Vortex Sapphire Mine at Yogo Gulch, Montana and said he'd swap it straight across for Roberts' gold mine outside of Fairbanks. "Why not?" thought Roberts. And that's how he came to own what is now known as the Roberts Yogo Sapphire Mine. MORE

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NC couple finds 50.5 carat emerald in a mine
Gems and Jewelry
A married couple from Hiddenite, NC found a 50.5 carat emerald on a dig Friday morning. They say the estimated value of the gem is $10,000.
Libby and Kevin Barrieault went on a dig at the private North American Emerald Mine (NAEM) along with about 200 other members of a local "gem club."
It's the first time in 30 years owner Jamie Hill allowed anyone other than an employee to use the site for a dig.

Transition Planning: Is Your Legacy Ready?
Merrick, NY--The Centurion spoke at length with Jon Parker of Virginia Beach, VA-based DJP Executive Search. According to Parker activity is picking up as the economy steadies. Retailers are seeing their businesses grow again and need additional help in their stores, and he's staying busy finding the right employees for the right situations. MORE

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'Riptide' Tanzanite Ring recognized as "Best of the Best" by 2012 JCK Jewelers Choice Awards!

Ethereal diamond ripples twirl and cradle a deep blue Tanzanite that is certain to draw attention. For more stunning designs and deep blue Tanzanites, check out the award-winning Pacifica Tanzanite Collection; inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Ocean.


JCK Luxury Privé Heads to Panama
Jewelry News Network
JCK Events will launch a new tradeshow, Luxury Privé Panama, October 22 - 24 at the Westin Playa Bonita Panama City. It is an invitation-only event for upscale manufacturers and retailers. It will be modeled after Luxury Privé New York. JCK Events said it chose to expand to Panama because the country’s central location allows access to top independent luxury retailers from Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean. MORE

CIBJO President addresses United Nations-private sector gathering, calls for collaboration between UN agencies and jewellery industry
VIENNA, AUSTRIA: March 28, 2012 - CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has addressed the United Nations' Private Sector Focal Points Meeting, which is being held today and tomorrow in Vienna, Austria. In his presentation, he expressed the commitment of the world jewellery industry to working together with the international body and its agencies, with the objective of advancing the UN Millennium Development Goals. MORE

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2012 AGTA GemFair™ Seminar Program DVD-Rom Now Available

The AGTA recorded 26 seminars in the AGTA GemFair™ Seminar Program in Tucson using technology that combines the audio recording synched with the speaker's PowerPoint presentation. The DVD-Rom makes a great reference or can be used to educate associates on current issues and trends. The Association is distributing free copies of the seminar DVD-Rom to every AGTA Member company and is making the recordings available to non-members for a nominal fee of $50. For an order form, including the list of recorded seminars, click here.

'Jewelry Artists of Quebec' Come to New York in May
AGTA Member, The Aaron Faber Gallery in Manhattan will host the "Innovation and Craftsmanship in Metal: Jewelry Artists of Québec" exhibition from May 3 to May 26, featuring 14 of Québec's jewelry artists along with their work.The exhibition was created in partnership with the Québec government office in New York and SODEC, the Québec government body that promotes synergy between business and culture. MORE

GIA Expert Explores Optical and Structural Phenomena in Gemstones
CARLSBAD, Calif. - March 21, 2012 - GIA (Gemological Institute of America) will host its next Gemstone Gathering on March 28 in Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Laurent Massi, GIA education director in Thailand, will present "Phenomenal Gemstone Phenomena" by defining and classifying optical and structural effects that add to a gemstone's allure. MORE

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Tumblr Tutorial for Brands: Welcome to Tumblr
Social Media Today
Visual content, curation and storytelling are the three emerging trends for 2012 when it comes to emerging niche social networks. Our recent Guide to Pinterest for Brands met with such a warm welcome that we're doing the same now for Tumblr. In this first part we're outlining what it is, how it differs from other sharing networks and how brands are already using it. For more detail, please see our eBook: Tumblr Tutorial for Brands. MORE

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Step inside the Diamond Council Reading Room!

The Diamond Council of America invites AGTA members to visit our online Reading Room, which features a library of articles, videos and other resources to help your business thrive.

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