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May 27, 2009
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AGTA GemFair Cultured Pearl & Jewelry Pavilion
from AGTA
Jewelry professionals looking to stay on top of the current color trends cannot afford to miss the AGTA GemFair Cultured Pearl & Jewelry Pavilion at the JCK Show–Las Vegas. Located in the Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino Grand Ballroom adjacent to the Sand's Convention Center, the AGTA Pavilion features over 220 exhibitors offering a comprehensive selection of natural colored gemstones, cultured pearls and colored gemstone jewelry. More    E-mail article

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World's Largest Tanzanite On Display at AGTA GemFair Las Vegas
from Rapaport News
The largest tanzanite ever, an exceptional 525.55-carat stone, will be on display in at the AGTA Las Vegas Show, AGTA Pavilion, booth 34510. The eye-clean, cushion-shaped tanzanite has recently been cut and polished by Rare Multicolor Gems of New York at their cutting facilities in Jaipur, India. More    E-mail article

Cannes Red Carpet Jewelry
from First Water News
Charlotte Gainsbourg's matted mane suggests that combs and brushes have been scarce at the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival. Gems, however, are another story. Recession or no recession, the red carpet still demands a certain standard of glamor and the stars are more than willing to comply. More    E-mail article

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Investor: Colored Diamonds a Good Investment
from Israeli Diamond Portal
As a result of the recent crisis in global financial markets, investors are searching for alternative assets. Rather than being solely focused on ways to maximize their capital gains, they are all seeking tried-and-true strategies for preserving wealth. Many of them have chosen to invest in natural colored diamonds. More    E-mail article

Fortunoff's Remaining Inventory to be Auctioned
from Luxist
Where does the jewelry from liquidated stores like Whitehall Jewelers and Friedman's end up? What doesn't sell in close-out sales may end up at SimplexDiam, a company which was once a manufacturer but has now switched its business plan to buying up the assets of stores. More    E-mail article

ICA Announces New President, Board Members
from ICA via Rapaport
The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) appointed its 2009-2011 Board of Directors on the last day of the ICA Congress held in Panyu, China, earlier this month. The newly installed board is headed by its president, Wilson Yuen of Hong Kong's Able Lapidary & Jewelry Ltd. Yuen has been a member of the ICA board for four years and chaired the important ICA China Task Force prior to his election. More    E-mail article


Bulgari Entering Cosmetics Market
from Dexigner
The Bulgari jewelry brand is extending the expertise it has developed in the luxury goods market to the world of cosmetics with the launch of Gem Essence, a range of skincare creams, and appoints Dragon Rouge to create its packaging. A jeweler since 1884, Bulgari is one of the leading players in the luxury goods market and enjoys international recognition for the outstanding quality of its precious stones. More    E-mail article

Jewelry Price Inflation Continues to Moderate
from IDEX
Since the beginning of the year, there has been virtually no inflation at the jewelry producer level, as measured by the Jewelry Producer Price Inflation Index. As a result, price inflation at the retail level, as measured by the Jewelry Consumer Price Inflation, has continued to diminish. There are several reasons that jewelry price inflation has moderated, both at the retail level as well as at the producer level further up the pipeline. More    E-mail article

Brides Are Loving Chunky Necklaces
from The Los Angeles Wedding Trends Examiner
This trend was brought to the forefront when Michelle Obama became First Lady. Her love for sheath dresses and A line skirts was only matched by her statement necklaces. This accessorized style was a departure from most former First Ladies and made the fashion world sit up and track her every fashion move. Of course what appears on the fashion mags, blogs and red carpets soon translates into a bridal trend. More    E-mail article

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