Posts Tagged ‘color’

Congratulations to all the 2016 Summer AGTA Spectrum winners!

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016


2016 Summer AGTA Spectrum Winners

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Commit to Refresh

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

On the whole, it seems all the planning and hard work has paid off, and for most jewelry retailers, sales have proved to be up from last year, giving us all encouragement and confidence to start 2013 on a high note.

Nothing brings excitement to the work place more than freshening things up. It can be as easy as changing displays, a fresh coat of paint, new lights, new merchandise mix, a new offering of a burst of color gemstones or highlighting what you already have in a more creative way.

COLOR is even bigger this year and the fashion world is strongly embracing vibrant hues and bold mixes and matches, so why not also add it to your offerings. With larger profit margins in colored gemstones and custom designs, 2013 would be a good time to commit to focusing on this largely untapped source of growth and revenue in your store.

Bring excitement and new energy through your doors by zooming your focus on beautiful colored gems. We carry a wide range of price points and gems in all colors of the rainbow.

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Monaco Blue – Pantone’s Color of Spring 2013

Thursday, October 18th, 2012


We are sharing with you the list of the Pantone Spring 2013 Color Report top 10 colors, as well as “THE” color of the next year – Monaco Blue.

“It (Monaco Blue) speaks to the practicality that we are seeing in society”, says Pantone’s executive director Leatrice Eiseman.

These color predictions are done by obsessively looking at runway shows and keeping tabs on the fashion industry. Pantone researches the spring shows and the colors designers were using and found that the mood was resoundingly practical and pop art inspired.

As you get ready to offer the latest to your fashion savvy customers, it’s good to know what gems and colors are available that work well with the new wardrobe these ladies will be purchasing fresh off the racks.


Brown Zircons have a nice neutral color that blends well with all the top 10 Pantone colors for 2013,  making any piece of jewelry featuring Brown Zircons very versatile in its wear.

Leatrice Eiseman talks about the 2013 Pantone colors:

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Summer 2012: Vibrant Colors

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Picking up any fashion magazine these days and flipping through the pages, you will be bombarded by vibrant color in shoes, purses, clothing and accessories. Spring and summer is awakened in us by the sight of these vivid colors, often seen in items as single colors, combinations or as color blockings. Let’s explore how we can best compliment the fashion forward wardrobe of this ever growing segment of self-purchasing women, in our offering of color gemstone jewelry.


These are the colors that we are seeing this season:

Vibrant medium tone Orange:
Spessartite Garnet, Citrine, Mexican Fire Opal, Sapphire

Daffodil or Lemon Yellow:
Sapphire, Citrine, Golden Beryl, Chrysoberyl

Vibrant Pinks:
Sapphire, Spinel, Tourmaline

Lime or Grass Green:
Tsavorite, Chrome Tourmaline, Emerald, Peridot, Tourmaline, Grossular Garnet

Rich Sky or Ocean Blues:
Aquamarine, Beryl, Sapphire, Zircon, Tourmaline, Blue Topaz

Crystal or Black Opals with their great play of color can also tie these shades together easily.

Many of these colors will work great on their own or when used complimentarily in pieces of jewelry.

Mix up your own favorite combo, by browsing through our inventory on our website, or by visiting us at our next show.

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Be Jeweled!!

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

We are reminded in this article, that there is no need to revert to the usual wintery colors of drab browns, grays and black. This season jeweled tones in monochromatic colors are in vogue, inspired by gemstone colors. To accompany and accessorize their outfits you can offer the following gem options to your fashion savvy customers:

Red: Ruby, Rubellite, Red Spinel, Rhodolite, Garnet 
Green: Emerald, Green Tourmaline, Tsavorite, Green Zircon, Peridot
Blue: Blue SapphireTanzaniteBlue ZirconIoliteBlue SpinelBlue Tourmaline
Purple: Amethyst, Purple Sapphire, Purple Spinel
Lighter Blue: Aquamarine, Beryl, Blue Topaz 
Yellow: Yellow Sapphire, Citrine, Chrysoberyl, Golden Beryl, Yellow Zircon, Yellow Tourmaline

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The Unusuals Have Become Popular

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

As importers of fine colored stones in a large range of gems, we have noticed a significant increase in interest and demand for more unusual gems. Recently this interest has become even stronger. Gems such as Chrysoberyl, Spinels, fancy color Zircons, fancy color Sapphires, Apatites, and many more have proven to be very popular. We have also noticed a greater demand for finer pieces in less expensive materials which helps distinguish a piece of jewelry from a mass produced, mall store offering.
In the same line of thinking smaller finer gems in medium to more expensive materials are also in high demand allowing jewelers to offer affordable high quality pieces to their discriminating and better informed customers.

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Green is In

Friday, November 20th, 2009

green gemstonesAs we approach the month where most jewelers report, accounts for more than 30% of their yearly sales, it is important to be aware of what is “desired” this season. Based on fashion and industry reports “green” is in. Green, with all its wonderful and various shades, from forest to moss to lemon. Our extensive range of colored gems in green includes: Emeralds, Tsavorites, Chrome Tourmalines, amazing varied hues of Tourmaline, Peridots, green Zircons, and lemony Chrysoberyls. This great range and variety of gems is sure to please all tastes and budgets. Make sure to offer some “green” to your customers this season.

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The Desire Inherent…

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

The desire inherent in all of us to possess our own special “treasure”.

The same things we anticipate and worry about through the period of recovery of a patient; like letting them rest, periodically checking their vitals, and analyzing the results and what they indicate, holds true with the economy; that has been everyone’s one and only patient for a long time now.

It seems this patient is not in the ICU anymore, and its rate of recovery is under debate and scrutiny. In general the initial shock and the jitters that followed the bad news has had time to dissipate somewhat and everyone is now more focused on the recovery and wanting to be prepared for the slow but steady comeback and stabilizing of the retail market.

This “rest and recovery” time has translated into different things for each of us in this industry. It has meant more drastic changes for some than for others and there has been a lot of reevaluation that has taken place. Some of these shifts might not be as evident in the slower recovery period, but will later emerge as a pattern that has allowed these entrepreneurs to survive when many didn’t.

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I think a definite component of that pattern will prove to be differentiating oneself from the masses and offering a higher level of expertise in a less tapped area. A very traditional and accepted area as such is the fascinating world of precious colored gemstones.

I am still amazed at the level of interest and fascination that is conjured as someone finds out that I am a gemologist and an importer and wholesaler of gems. All of a sudden everyone has a story of something pretty that they owned and cherished and all the wonderful emotions and passions that surrounded that treasure. It makes me think of how easily any jeweler who can share and nurture this readily found passion in a customer, can highly benefit from establishing this great special bond; be it as an educator, a fellow discoverer, or a reliable and expert guide.

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The world of colored gems offers endless options and possibilities to this exploration and discovery, ultimately leading to the find of a cherished treasure, worthy of owning and admiring regardless of the size of ones budget. Despite having looked at thousands of carats of gems in my career, I can still experience that special excitement and awe at beholding the beauty and rarity of a special stone that says, “I am worth owning”.

Yes, our special love for color gems has led us down many amazing and adventurous paths and allows us to own a wonderful assortment of beautiful gems. Each one of them offers a unique look and feel, which has been carefully selected for its great value and price.

As a Jeweler you can reach outside the box, and tap into this great and innate passion we each possess; desiring and wishing to own our own special gem. You can create, nurture and expand this expertise in your store, so as things turn around you will be positioned well. We would love to partner and help you achieve this goal in any way possible. Our inventory and expertise is at your service.

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