Monthly Archives: February 2012
Elton John hosted his 20th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party this past Sunday to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation. This year’s party in West Hollywood Park turned into nothing short of a dazzling runway, complete with some of the world’s most beautiful women like Heidi Klum, Dita Von Teese, Marisa Miller and budding actress, Sadie Alexandru.
Along with luminaries from every industry, Alexandru, who is currently a guest star on the new hit Cinemax series “Femme Fatales” shined in her Omi Gems 11 carat aquamarine and diamond ring. “What a truly AMAZING evening we had last night at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar party where 5.1 million dollars were raised for the AIDS Foundation. We had a blast mingling, eating and dancing with all of the generous and glamorous benefactors. A big thank you Omi Gems for my stunning jewels from their Privé collection!” said Alexandru.
John was seated at a table in the middle of the ballroom, where the multi-award winning songwriter sat alongside a blue-haired, happy-looking Katy Perry and Smokey Robinson. Other attendees like Heidi Klum, Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus, David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris were all buzzing about one important attendee: Elton and David’s son Zachary. At just over a year old, the little man was adorable in a miniature tuxedo monogrammed with his name. Zach was very excited about the chocolate Pomeranian toted by Fran Drescher.
John commented during his post-telecast that Sunday night’s crowd was the largest ever with 910 guests and that he was thrilled to be raising both money and awareness for the prevention and treatment of Aids.
We’re having a blast here at the AGTA GemFair in Tucson! The show floor is busy and we find ourselves cleaning the glass on our cases way more often than last year!
“There is a really positive atmosphere at GemFair this year,” stated Douglas K. Hucker, AGTA’s Chief Executive Officer. “Buyers are looking for new and interesting
gemstones along with restocking best sellers.”
We second that notion and have seen a lot of action in our Alexandrite and spessartite garnet cases. We’ve also seen a lot of matched pairs of rubies leave, hoping to make their way into necklaces and rings.
We’re also participating in the new “Preferred Pricing Program”, launched at this year’s show. The program rewards AGTA retailer members with a discount on all their show purchases.
There’s also been lots of fun outside of the show, with events like the AGTA Future Leadership Committee Mix and Mingle and everyone is looking forward to tonight’s event, GemJammin’ at the Hut. This annual event benefits Jewelers For Children and brings together the jewelry and gemstone industry’s best musicians and singers.
Please stop by our booth #401 to see all the new and exciting gems and pick up one of our 2012 calendars!