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Diversity: A Business Opportunity
Having a workforce that is more diverse not only makes good business sense, it makes good economic sense.
News Oct 15, 2019 Deborah Yonick
RapMag May 2019 cover
What Women Want: Empowering Female Leaders
The movie What Women Want was on to something when it came out nearly 20 years ago. In it, a hotshot
News May 08, 2019 Deborah Yonick
Onsite in Tanzania
Discovered in 1967, tanzanite is mined in one place on the planet — in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, in a deposit created more than 500 million years
Features Jun 01, 2012 Deborah Yonick
Ethiopian Opal
Features Dec 01, 2011 Deborah Yonick
Shifting Sapphire Market
Sapphire, particularly blue, is the best-selling gem in the marketplace, most notably in the Western market. But recent changes in supply and demand are
Features Sep 30, 2011 Deborah Yonick
Emerald Reassessed
Although emeralds represent one-third of the “big three” group of precious colored stones, it is the other two gemstones in that trio — sapphire and ruby
Features Aug 30, 2011 Deborah Yonick
Colored Gems Profit
For many exhibitors at the American Gem Trade Association’s (AGTA) GemFair pavilion at JCK Las Vegas, sales surpassed their expectations for the
Features Jun 30, 2011 Deborah Yonick
ICA Tackles Tough Issues
How the global colored gemstone industry can promote fair trade practices and assure the legitimacy and responsibility of its products through
Features Jun 01, 2011 Deborah Yonick
Spinel Steps Into the Spotlight
Durable, brilliant, more affordable than ruby and available in a variety of natural colors and large sizes, spinel is being touted by color gemstone dealers
Features May 01, 2011 Deborah Yonick
American Gems
American-mined gemstones — and their interesting backstories — give jewelers unique ways to distinguish themselves and offer a profitable market niche for those willing
Analysis Apr 01, 2011 Deborah Yonick
Buying Brisk in Tucson
Enthusiastic exhibitors used words like “epic,” “fantastic” and “surpassing expectations” to describe business at the all-important annual gem and jewelry trade fairs
Analysis Mar 01, 2011 Deborah Yonick
Happy Birthday to Sales
Colorful, personal, birthstone jewelry can be the perfect gift item for a variety of occasions year-round. So why aren’t retail jewelers taking advantage of its
Features Dec 01, 2010 Deborah Yonick
Carribean Queen
Like a fine gemstone that combines a distinctive appearance with rarity, the conch pearl is beginning to capture the attention of the U.S. market. Consumers
Features Nov 01, 2010 Deborah Yonick
Moon Beams
Admired for its warmth and inner glow, moonstone has caught the eye of a new generation of jewelry designers. What gives this feldspar
Features Oct 01, 2010 Deborah Yonick
Beadless Pearls
In influx of saltwater pearls, characterized by an almost perfect appearance and often accompanied by reports describing them as natural, is arriving at gem labs for certification, sent
Features Sep 01, 2010 Deborah Yonick
AGA Red-Flags Ruby
A relatively new treated ruby that has entered the gemstone marketplace is causing great concern among industry experts. The lead-glass-filled ruby, warns
Analysis Aug 01, 2010 Deborah Yonick
Spending Wisely
Business was good for gem and pearl dealers at the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) GemFair Las Vegas, held June 3 through
Features Jul 01, 2010 Deborah Yonick
Can KP Stay Viable?
The annual intercessional meeting of the Kimberley Process (KP) ended in an impasse in Tel Aviv, Israel, on June 24, when members could not come
Features Jul 01, 2010 Deborah Yonick
Transformation
Award-winning jewelry designer Chi Huynh believes in transformation. His company, Galatea, founded in 1994, is best known for its carved cultured pearls and
Features Jun 01, 2010 Deborah Yonick
Nomenclature Unified
Recent decisions by CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, illustrate the organization’s commitment to unify the global gem and jewelry trade with common
Features May 01, 2010 Deborah Yonick
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