Spotlight On Color: Regina King at the Image Awards
Actress Regina King dazzled as she walked down the red carpet at the 2012 NAACP Image Awards on Friday, February 17th. She looked absolutely stunning in a red silk chiffon strapless gown by Romona Keveza, but the highlight of her look was the amazing golden pearl jewelry provided by American Gem Trade Association members! MORE
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A report by JCK on this year's AGTA GemFair was upbeat, with American Gem Trade Association CEO Doug Hucker saying that attendance was at least steady with last year, or perhaps "slightly up." Several dealers were quoted as saying that the finer stones were in demand, but only after careful deliberation. This year saw the debut of the AGTA Preferred Pricing Program, which rewards AGTA with a 5% discount on buys from more than 120 exhibitors. MORE
AGTA Color Part of Academy Awards Jewelry Trend Predictions
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, leading style expert Michael O'Connor will host StyleLab's styling event for Academy Award nominees, presenters and stylists at a private venue in Los Angeles.
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…Bright and vibrant colored gemstones that were big in past decades including pink, blue, orange and green, will make a resurgence. Gems will be large and accented with diamonds. One stunning suite chosen from the American Gem Trade Association is a 130-carat multicolored spinel necklace with a matching pair of 33-carat earrings from AGTA Member Somewhere In The Rainbow's collection… MORE
Yael Designs is recognized by AGTA with another Spectrum Award - Honorable Mention in Bridal Wear.
Bold, yet effervescent - 'Baroness' Tanzanite and diamond earrings will make any woman feel like royalty! For more stunning designs and deep blue tanzanites, check out the award-winning Pacifica Tanzanite Collection; inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Ocean. Click here to see more.
Pantone Announces Fashion Color Report Fall 2012
CARLSTADT, N.J., Feb. 9, 2012 – Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company (NASDAQ: XRIT), and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today unveiled the PANTONE® Fashion Color Report Fall 2012, a comprehensive overview of designers' use of color in their upcoming collections. MORE
Natural Color-Changing Alexandrite Pendant by Omi Gems
Omi Gems in Los Angeles understands the special nature of natural alexandrite. "It’s one of the most amazing and rare gemstones ever discovered," wrote the company in a blog post about the stone. "It changes colors in different lighting, from hues of greens and blues in daylight to reds and purples in incandescent light." MORE
AGTA eLearning Product Showcase Listing
AGTA eLearning Platform – Affordable Web-based Training
The American Gem Trade Association has developed an online eLearning Platform with the sole purpose of increasing the knowledge base of the front-line sales associate. With knowledge comes confidence and with confidence comes sales. Access to the platform is FREE to AGTA members for up to five associates, then only $25 per person. Click here for more details or non-member pricing.
Hamilton Series: Tracking Down the World’s Most Infamous Diamonds - The Spirit of de Grisogono
Everyone loves a good mystery. Throw in glamorous players, far-away locales, and of course, exquisite and stunning gems, and you have a story that will garner rapt attention.
But, these aren't just stories, they are open investigations, dedicated recovery missions and extensive inquiries for the most famous and well-known diamonds that the world has ever produced. MORE
Rare 12-Carat Argyle Pink Diamond Unearthed In Australia
A 12.76 carat diamond was found at the Argyle diamond mine in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. It's the biggest pink diamond ever found at the famed mine, the world's largest producer of pink diamonds. MORE
Van Cleef & Arpels creates its school of Jewellery
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AGTA Member Van Cleef & Arpels creates its school of Jewellery, open to all those who love beauty, be it the connoisseurs or professionals.
…In February 2012, Van Cleef & Arpels will take an important step in its history. The Maison Van Cleef & Arpels has decided to create a school in order to cast a light on the very secretive world of Jewellery and to share its most precious asset: its savoir-faire. Give insight, help understand, in a nutshell, reveal the essence of this exceptional craft… MORE
10 Social Media Tips for Bloggers
When it comes to building an audience and driving traffic, bloggers are turning to social media with record results. Instead of relying on organic search or (gasp) IRL friends, successful bloggers know they have to develop a following on key social networks as a way to promote their brands and ultimately get more clicks. MORE