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Aug. 19, 2009
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MJSA Expo West Returns to AGTA Gemfair™ Tucson
from AGTA and MJSA
The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) and Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America (MJSA) announced today that the MJSA EXPO West will be returning to the AGTA GemFair™ Tucson, February 2-7, 2010. The EXPO West Pavilion will be housed in the Ballroom on the Galleria level, along with the Spectrum of Design Pavilion. Exhibitors will feature manufacturing equipment, tools, supplies, contract services, and the latest in new technologies. MJSA’s At The Bench Live will feature ongoing bench demonstrations for attendees, showing the latest techniques for bench jewelers. More     E-mail article

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Funeral Service Set For Bridges
from AGTA
A public funeral service will be held for Campbell Bridges who was murdered near his mines in Kenya last week. The service for the 71-year-old Scottish geologist and discoverer of tsavorite will start at noon at All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi on Friday, August 21st. The International Colored Stone Association will host a wake following the service. More     E-mail article

Mad About the Big 60s Brooch
from Color-N-Ice Blog
Blame it on Mad Men. The sexy-smart AMC series Mad Men set in New York City's early 1960s began a new season Sunday, August 16th. Devotees were eagerly counting down the hours until they can get a load of their favorite antihero brooding about some personal crisis under a cloud of cigarette smoke with a martini shaken not stirred. The attraction to sophisticated styles a la Gotham 1962 has also impacted jewelry trends. More     E-mail article

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Cultivating Success: African Women Visit Newport, R.I. to Learn Jewelry Making, Boost Incomes
from The Fall River Herald News
Members of the Zanzibar Women's Pearl Shellfish Cooperative are learning to craft jewelry from the mabe half pearls they cultivate offshore in the Indian Ocean. Six women and four men from the cooperative and their advisers are on a fellowship funded through the University of Rhode Island's Coastal Resources Center. Their trip is part of an initiative that started several years ago as a way to restore depleted shellfish stocks and provide additional income to the residents of Zanzibar's Fumba peninsula. More     E-mail article

Gemfields Sells $5.9 Million in Emeralds at Auction
from Diamond World
Gemfields PLC believes its rough emerald auction in London showed positive buying outlook, as sales touched $5.9 million. Altogether, 1.36 million carats of rough emeralds were put on sale in twenty-seven lots, previously set undisclosed reserve prices. Around thirty participating companies attended from Germany, India, Israel and the U.S. More     E-mail article


Colors for Fall
from The D.C. Glam Examiner
As the end of Summer approaches do you know what colors and looks to rock for Fall? This fall you will see the return of plaid, wearable leather structured garments and soft metallic colors but make sure to have your basic colors. Every season there is one must have color and for this fall it’s heather gray. More     E-mail article

Nine Ways to Advertise for Free
from SmartMoney's Small Biz
When sales slump due to a slow economy, a business owners first inclination is often to cut the marketing budget. After all, one has fixed costs and cash flow can be irregular. But marketing should be the last activity you eliminate or you risk an even faster downward spiral. Advertising your business and attracting new customers should be an ongoing process, and there are many things you can do that cost absolutely nothing. More     E-mail article

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