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Aug. 12, 2009
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Campbell Bridges Murdered at Mine in Kenya
from AGTA
The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) has learned that Campbell Bridges of Tsavorite USA, Inc., and the individual credited with discovering Tsavorite, was murdered at his mining camp in Kenya. His son Bruce was also attacked and sustained serious, but not life threatening, injuries. Campbell is survived by his wife Judith, son Bruce and daughter Laura. More     E-mail article

Kimberly Collins Colored Gems

AGTA GemFair Hotel Reservation Line Now Open
from AGTA
The 2010 AGTA GemFair Tucson Hotel Reservation Line is now open and ready to take your reservations. The online hotel reservation Web site is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. More     E-mail article

AGL Extends Offer to GTC Clients
from American Gemological Laboratories
In light of recent events surrounding the closure of the AGTA GTC, the American Gemological Laboratories (AGL) would like to reach out to their clients who have come to depend on quality identification and enhancement reports to support their colored stones sales and purchases. More     E-mail article

The Authentic Optix® Cut
Revolutionizes the Appearance of Precious Gems.

Employing advanced light refraction science, Optix stones are precisely cut with concave facings to reflect significantly more light than stones with flat facings. The result is a stone with unmatched brilliance. Find Out More

Pearls: The New Bling
from D.C. Diamonds Examiner
In today's economy, champagne tastes take a back seat to the average consumer's beer budget. Luxuries are put off in favor of more practical purchases. In response, many jewelry designers are offering previously eschewed materials such as platinum sterling silver, semi-precious stones, and other lower cost alternatives. One such offering that is growing in popularity is pearls. More     E-mail article

ESMAZ: Find More Emeralds
from ZNBC
The Emeralds and Semi Precious Stones Mining Association of Zambia (ESMAZ) has urged government to engage firms to explore for more emeralds in Lufwanyama district. Association acting president, Dale Litana, says only ten percent of the emerald area is currently being used out of 250 square kilometers. More     E-mail article


Fashion Trends for Fall, Winter
Even though thoughts of falling leaves and cold nights are still far away, it's not too early to start the hunt for this fall and winter's fashion trends. Here are what the designers have in store for what to wear in fall/winter 2009/2010. More     E-mail article

Russia Orders Sapphires, Rubies from Sri Lanka
from The Daily Mirror Online
Deputy Chief Director of the Russian Finance Ministry, Andre N. Katepow, has inquired from the National Gem and Jewelry Authority about purchasing a stock of quality certified blue sapphires and rubies from Sri Lanka. The NGJA made a major effort to obtain orders from several countries including Russia, China and the Middle East in the wake of the decline in local gem exports during the first half of 2009 due to the worldwide economic downturn. More     E-mail article

        American Gemological Laboratories:
Your Colored Gemstone and Origin Specialist

America's first and most highly respected laboratory for identification, treatments and origin reporting. AGL's experienced specialists and advanced analytical techniques uncover the secrets of every stone. Our reports are accepted throughout the industry, including wholesalers, retailers, auction houses and most importantly consumers. More Info

JBT Offers Collection Services
from JBT
Chances are, you didn't get into the jewelry business to spend your time chasing down past due invoices. Time is money. And late payers can cost you a lot of both. That is why JBT's extensive range of Collection services makes so much sense. It's easy to use, it's economical, and it's effective.      More     E-mail article

Tanzania Seeks Government Shareholding in New Mines Law
from Reuters
Tanzania plans to include a clause in its new mining law allowing the government to own shares in firms extracting what it considers strategic minerals, its energy and minerals minister said on Tuesday. The mining sector is Tanzania's second largest foreign exchange earner after tourism, having earned $1.08 billion in 2008, up from $983 million a year before. More     E-mail article


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