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  • January 11 to 17, 2015 For many, this week started off by reliving, or perhaps recovering from, the weekend. 

    The annual flurry of industry events--the Diamond Empowerment Fund gala, Gem Awards and 24 Karat Club of New York dinner--took place Thursday, Friday and Saturday amid subzero temperatures in New York. 

    On Sunday, another event with remarkable jewelry, the Golden Globe Awards, took place on the West Coast. 

    Click through this slideshow to see it all.  

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  • Cindy’s TrendTracker: A Cut Above the Rest New York--Sometimes a gemstone should take a walk on the wild side.

    It can be good to give up the straight angles and symmetrical curves, and instead bust out in wild, irregular angles and patterns, especially since there always will be a customer for these uniquely cut, rough-and-tumble specimens.

    For the customer who wants something one-of-a-kind, show them a gemstone design that’s as unique as a snowflake and get ready to talk gemology. Irregular gem cuts also offers a challenge for designers, forcing them to take their game up a notch.

    Here are 13 examples of the wide diversity of gem cutting, and even not cutting.
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  • Cindy’s TrendTracker: In the Pink Every few years, we hear of a fashion renaissance for rose gold and the current resurgence has been booming.

    With gold trending, designers are directing a lot of attention to the pink, rosé and peach tones of the metal in both 14- and 18-karat gold.

    There’s always a customer for pink. For many complexions it’s much more flattering than yellow, and for women who like to layer their jewels it gives them another color to add to their stacks.

    Here are 15 jewels in varying shades of pink.

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  • Cindy’s TrendTracker: Have a heart Valentine’s Day is only four weeks away, and consumers soon will start looking for that special piece for a loved one.

    With brands and designers starting to promote their heart-themed jewelry or pink and red gemstone pieces, there’s no shortage of pieces for jewelers to stock now to help the romantic customer find just the right token of affection.

    Here are a dozen choices from silver to gold, personalized to universal love tokens, to put on store shelves for Valentine’s Day.
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