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Trade show organizer Messe Frankfurt Inc. has announced that it is expanding its Ambiente trade show, which covers home design, furnishings and accessories, into India for the first time.
The Rapaport Group will be sponsoring four fairs organized by U.S. Antique Shows in 2014. 
Lab-grown and over-graded diamonds, smartwatches and the per-ounce price of gold are among the topics expected to have a big impact on the jewelry industry this year.
Lara Spencer of ABC’s Good Morning America will again host the GEM Awards, scheduled to take place Jan. 10 at Cipriani 42nd St. in New York.
National Jeweler’s final holiday poll showed that while many jewelers found Facebook to be an effective marketing tool this holiday season, there are still a percentage of retailers who aren’t engaged in social media at all.
For the jewelry industry, 2013 was another year of major changes as consumers adjust to what appears to be the new normal for spending, consumption and quality of life, and the Internet continues to transform the way people communicate and do business. Click through this slideshow to see the year that was, in pictures. 
From big diamonds to baroque pearls to pieces featuring the hue of 2014, “Radiant Orchid,” National Jeweler recounts the top pins and pictures of the year on its Pinterest and Instagram accounts.
Most retailers reported that the 2013 holiday season ended with sales up slightly or on par with last year, though a few noted that the average price point plummeted.
Matteo Marzotto is the new president of Fiera di Vicenza S.p.A., the company that organizes the Vicenzaoro trade shows that are held in Italy three times a year.
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