#JWLV – AGA Explores Fancy Colored Diamonds at Las Vegas Conference

May 23, 2013

AGA Las Vegas Conference – Thursday, May 30, 2013 – A Brilliant Exploration of Today’s World of Fancy-Color Diamonds …Fancy color diamonds are all the rage. Designers are showcasing luscious “chocolate” shades and creating new “classics” in…

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COLIN COWIE’S PLATINUM JEWELRY PICKS – EVENT PLANNER, STYLE EXPERT CHOOSES

May 22, 2013

WEDDING AND EVENT PLANNER AND STYLE EXPERT COLIN COWIE’S PLATINUM JEWELRY PICKS
In conjunction with his recent partnership with Platinum Guild International (PGI-USA), iconic wedding and event planner, design consultant and television personality Colin Cowie has hand-chosen a sample of platinum jewelry to complete a timeless wedding day look for a special online gallery. Naturally white, platinum is the perfect choice for bridal jewelry as it will never change color or fade.
The curated gallery, which consists of multiple engagement rings, men’s and women’s wedding bands and a selection of fashion items from earrings to cufflinks, lives on www.preciousplatinum.com/Colin_Cowies_Platinum_Jewelry_Must_Haves as well as the Platinum Jewelry Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/jewelryplatinum

The gallery is the first in a series of platinum jewelry choices that Cowie will pick over the course of the partnership.

“Platinum jewelry is not only beautiful to look at, but its special characteristics ensure that it will last a lifetime,” says Cowie.  “I selected pieces that are timeless and unique and, because platinum is durable and unfading, will stand the test of time for any bride and groom for generations to come.”
About Platinum Guild International (PGI):
Platinum Guild International is dedicated to promoting platinum and its pure, rare and eternal qualities to the consumer and the jewelry tradePGI has offices in the US, China, Japan, India and London, providing information, assistance and education on all aspects of platinum jewelry. For more information please visit:
PGI-USA’s consumer site: www.preciousplatinum.com
PGI-USA’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/jewelryplatinum
PGI-USA’s Twitter page: www.twitter.com/ptjewelry
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At GIA “Splendour and Science of Pearls” New Book Debuts

May 22, 2013

GIA Debuts “Splendour and Science of Pearls”
Book events held in Mumbai and Dubai, April 15 and 23
CARLSBAD, Calif. – May 13, 2013 – Pearls, symbols of wealth and status for thousands of years and among the best-loved gems of all time, are the focus of a new book published by GIA (Gemological Institute of America): “Splendour and Science of Pearls.” Decades of research, compelling photography and historical anecdotes have culminated in the lavishly illustrated, 149-page book that recently debuted in Mumbai at the Institute’s regional headquarters for India and the Middle East, and at GIA’s facility in Dubai.
On April 15, Dona Dirlam, director of GIA’s Richard T. Liddicoat Gemological Library and Information Center, and Robert Weldon, GIA’s manager of Photography and Visual Communications, formally presented the book to 70 GIA alumni and students in Mumbai. Dirlam and Weldon – who are among several co-authors and are the book’s principal editors – presented the book to Nirupa Bhatt, managing director of GIA in India and the Middle East, and Tom Moses, GIA senior vice president of laboratory and research.
Dirlam and Weldon then presented the pearl book to 40 GIA alumni and students, as well as GIA Board of Governors member Amit Dhamani, CEO and managing director of Dhamani Jewels Group, at the Institute’s facility in Dubai on April 23.
“India and the Middle East have a longstanding appreciation for pearls and other gems, and both are important markets for the gem and jewelry industry. We’re pleased to debut the pearl book in these historically prominent pearling regions,” Dirlam said. “For more than 60 years, GIA has worked to develop a comprehensive system for evaluating pearls, and to educate the public on this beautiful gem. This book is truly a testament to these dedicated efforts.”

“Splendour and Science of Pearls” book cover, featuring a pearl necklace, graduated both by size and color, containing 8.5 to 11 mm akoya, white South Sea, and black Tahitian cultured pearls. The matching earrings by Anil Maloo of Baggins, Inc., incorporate similarly graduated cultured pearls, and diamonds weighing a total of 2.5 carats. The earrings won first place in two categories of the AGTA Spectrum Awards (2013). Photo by Robert Weldon/GIA.
In the book’s foreword, GIA President Donna Baker underscores how the Institute’s long involvement with pearl research and education is integral to GIA’s mission to serve the public trust. “Splendour and Science of Pearls” covers pearl history, natural and cultured pearl sources, pearls in fashion, GIA’s 7 Pearl Value Factors™ (size, shape, color, luster, surface quality, nacre quality and matching) for evaluating pearl quality, and the future of pearls.
Produced in a limited quantity, the book will first be presented by GIA to stakeholders in the pearl business. Plans are underway to offer the book for sale through the GIA online store and many of the articles and photographs will be available on GIA’s website over the next several months. To learn more about GIA’s research on pearls or its pearl grading services, visit www.gia.edu/pearl
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#JWLV – Dian Malouf has SERIOUS love for the Men at JCK Las Vegas!!!

May 22, 2013

Some SERIOUS love for the Men!!!EVERYDAY, EVERYNIGHT, EVERYWHEREJCK design center booth S10400may 31 – june 3http://dian-malouf.com/collections/mens-collection

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#JWLV – Jewelry With History and Consummate Craftsmanship

May 22, 2013

One of the things that really impresses me about “Old World” Craftsmen is their attention to detail – not content to design and realize an elaborate piece of fine jewelry, they often went one step farther and conceived a custom made box to cradle the i…

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#JWLV – DANHOV Previews Two Stunning New Offerings!

May 22, 2013

The LUXURY by JCK Show is a not to be missed corner inside the main JCK Show…and those familiar with the name Danhov probably already have an appointment to stop by.  But this is your opportunity to view this  premiere, award-winning line of designer bridal and engagement rings. 



Founded by Khajag “Jack” Hovsepian in 1984, Danhov has revolutionized the luxury jewelry category with its innovative design philosophy. This philosophy ensures every Danhov customer wears a unique ring that is an extension and statement of their discerning taste.

Please take a moment to experience these exquisite and stunning designs 
at LUXURY Pavilion Booth #1321
AE155 Abbraccio Engagement Ring
 CL140 Classico Solitaire Engagement Ring

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#JWLV – AGTA Gemfair – Inside JCK Las Vegas!

May 21, 2013

It is getting closer – and did you know that AGTA 
opens one day earlier 
than JCK? See you there!

AGTA GemFair™ at the JCK Las Vegas Show


May 30 – June 3, 2013

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#JWLV – All Roads Lead To A Glittering Las Vegas!

May 21, 2013

It isn’t just the twinkling neon that glitters over the Las Vegas strip following Memorial Day each year…like Tucson in February, the Strip lights up with a Golden Glow and the Scintillating spark of Diamonds!!!!…and there are so many diamonds and …

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#JWLV – A Century of Red Carpet Glamour – Oscar Heyman at Prestige Promenade

May 21, 2013

JOIN ME AND VISIT THE LEGENDARY OSCAR HEYMAN AT PRESTIGE PROMENADE IN BOOTH 12 IN THE JCK SHOW!

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#JWLV – John Dyer’s StarBrite™ Cuts Take Center Stage at AGTA Las Vegas at JCK

May 20, 2013

When you hear terms like “Ripple Top” and Zig Zag it may bring school yard bullies to mind (yes I was four eyes!).  Then you add “Super Trillion”, “StarBrite” and “Light Weaver” and you realize that we are talking about Super Heroes!!!!   Gem Cutting Super Hero John Dyer to be specific!

Previewing just a few of the StarBrite™ cuts that will debut at the show!


See you at the AGTA Show inside JCK Las Vegas!  BTW – it opens one day before JCK!


12.21ct Square StarBrite™ Citrine

2.23ct UNHEATED Square StarBrite™ Tanzanite 



The Multiple International Award Winning Gem Cutter will be available at…

    AGTA GemFair™ at the JCK Las Vegas Show

May 30 – June 3, 2013

Booth #AGTA 1204
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