Pantone Selects Top 10 Colors for Spring 2010
Designers bring splashes of sunshine to the runway for spring 2010. Vibrant brights add a sense of excitement to the color palette, while practical neutrals provide a safety net for cautious consumers. In its "Pantone Fashion Color Report Spring 2010," the color authority identifies these hues: Turquoise, Tomato Purée, Fusion Coral, Violet, Tuscany, Aurora, Amparo Blue, Pink Champagne, Dried Herb, and Eucalyptus.
AGTA Spectrum Awards Deadline is Next Friday
The deadline for the 2010 AGTA Spectrum Awards and Cutting Edge competition is next Friday, September 25, 2009. Jewelry designers and gem artists from the U.S. and Canada are putting the finishing touches on their entries now – are you ready?
Ooh, Those Indefinable Colors!
from the Color-n-Ice Blog
Pure and bold primary hues like red green and blue have staked their claim in the heart of many a gemstone lover. Well earned, of course. But in this era of myriad specialty jewels all vying for their place of prominence, one element edges a jewelry item to the forefront. It's color - or rather an indefinable color to be more specific.
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Historic Venue for Cartier Treasures
from Shanghai Daily
Beijing's Forbidden City is a fitting venue for a collection of pieces made by the renowned French jeweler which now numbers more than 1,360 items, many of which are on show in the capital. On display are sumptuous jewels, precious watches and exceptional timepieces such as the mystery clocks, practical objects and accessories such as decorated boxes, writing instruments and cigarette cases, as well as an important collection of original drawings and plaster casts.
Blue Chalcedony: The Sky Blue Gemstone in Designer Jewelry
from The Denver Jewelry Examiner
Blue chalcedony is stealing the show among blue gemstones in designer jewelry. And among other blue gemstone dazzlers, blue chalcedony is about as easy to find but is easier on the pocketbook.
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Rio Tinto to Resume Argyle Diamond Mine Expansion Next Year
Rio Tinto Group, the world’s third- largest mining company, will resume work on a $1.5 billion expansion of its Argyle diamond mine next year as global jewelry demand recovers. Rio's Argyle mine supplies 90 percent of the world’s pink diamonds, used exclusively for jewelry. Those gems account for just 1 percent of total production at the mine. Much of the remainder is sold as rough, or uncut, diamonds.
GIA Thailand to Host GemFest Thailand
from the Gemological Institute of America
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Thailand will host its GIA GemFest Thailand on Sept. 16 in conjunction with the 44th Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair. The speaker Richard W. Hughes, senior vice president of Gemstone Acquisition & Marketing NCS Group Co., Ltd., is presenting "People and Places: New Directions in Gemology."
Order AGTA Cards Now for the Holidays
The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) has released a customizable card with an image of a unique inclusion resembling a Christmas tree from a 21.02 ct. Burmese sapphire. "This image was something we knew would be of interest to many companies in the industry, especially those with clients who appreciate colored gemstones," said Adam Graham, AGTA Marketing Manager.
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