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Sophisticated jewel with a French accent
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Listen to Rose de France — it whispers with a come-hither lilt that woos the chic collector. A pale pink lilac quartz variety, this elegant jewel is the pride of many jewelry lovers and couture jewelers. These large crystals often occur in the most winsome of colors, attracting devotees who rapture over the slightest variation of tones. More

Largest natural pearl ever offered at Christie's Dubai sells for $254,500
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One of the largest saltwater pearls ever recorded was sold for $254,500 at Christie's Dubai Sale of Important Jewels. The baroque drop-shaped natural pearl, weighing 59.92 carats, is set with a diamond foliate surmount and comes on a diamond chain. It was once part of the collection of Valda Virginia Vaughn Scott, the daughter of an English diplomat and a member of the Alessi family. More

IDEX Online: 2010 was a vintage year for US jewelers
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The dust has finally settled on jewelers' all-important fourth quarter 2010 results, and it was a better selling environment than anyone could have hoped for. Sales were far stronger than expected, margins rose, and profits were up, according to research from IDEX Online. More

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Piaget's minty mojito cocktail ring
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Piaget has made its latest cocktail ring, a mojito, which features a 24.56-carat cushion-cut green tourmaline and a lime garnish that may look like multiple stones, but is actually a single three-carat citrine intricately carved into a citrus slice. The rind is studded with 16 round-cut tsavorites, and the drink is poured into an 18-karat white gold glass covered with 182 brilliant-cut diamonds. Finally, the mint leaves are eight marquise-cut and 120 round-cut emeralds. More

Luxury Consumption Index signals improved prospects for luxury market in second quarter 2011
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Despite their improved confidence, luxury consumers kept their spending flat in the first quarter of 2011. Unity Marketing's measure of affluent consumer confidence, the LCI, and its tracking of luxury consumer spending provide mixed signals about the luxury economy. More

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TanzaniteOne first quarter production up, sales up 48 percent
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TanzaniteOne Limited produced 609,737 carats of tanzanite during the first quarter, representing a year-on-year increase of 8 percent. Sales rose 48 percent to $3.96 million and TanzaniteOne recovered a remarkable 12,100-carat stone, the third-largest mined in the history of the company. More

Sotheby's to offer 11-carat fancy pink diamond
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A 10.99-carat pink diamond that hasn't been on the market for more than 30 years will be offered at the Magnificent & Noble Jewels Sale, being held by Sotheby's Geneva on May 17. It has a pre-auction estimate of $9 to $16 million. The diamond features a classic emerald cut, normally associated with white diamonds. This type of cut is highly sought-after when found in rare colors such as pink and blue, Sotheby's said. This gem, mounted as a ring, has been graded fancy intense pink, natural color and VS1 clarity. More

AGTA GemFair™ at the JCK Las Vegas Show

The 2011 AGTA GemFair™ at the JCK Las Vegas Show is located in the South Pacific and Islander Ballrooms in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center June 2-7.

Shop the Day Before and the Day After JCK!

Professionals looking to stay on top of current color trends cannot afford to miss this show. More than 200 exhibitors will offer a comprehensive selection of natural colored gemstones, cultured pearls and colored gemstone jewelry that defines color trends.

How to get more Twitter followers: 5 do's and don'ts
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Twitter can be a powerful tool for branding yourself as an expert, promoting content and networking. Check out these five tips for expanding your reach and gaining more followers — the right way. More

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