AGTA is thrilled to announce this year’s GemFair social media influencers! They will be bringing an exclusive insider’s look of all the incredible gemstones, cultured Pearls and designs, trend forecasting interviews with AGTA’s GemFair™ Las Vegas buyers, special events and activities for you to get involved in. This epic takeover starts on Thursday, May 30th and continues throughout the duration of the show.
Hannah Becker a.k.a. Diamondoodles, is an artist, gemologist and a nomad. Diamondoodles is the expression of years of fine arts training, glitter theory and an obsession with all that sparkles. She has found a following online that not only appreciates her art, but also her unique ability to educate about gemstones and document her travels. At the age of six, Hannah told her mother that her favorite color was rainbow glitter. She has remained captivated by all things colorful and shiny ever since. Her college thesis explored glitter and its captivating sparkle as a medium in contemporary art. After graduation from Bard College in 2011, Hannah upgraded from glitter to diamonds and attended the Gemological Institute of America to become a Graduate Gemologist. It wasn’t until she began to work in production for a diamond jewelry company, that her daydreams finally created Diamondoodles. Diamondoodles is the expression of years of fine arts training, glitter theory and an obsession with all that sparkles. The gemstones illustrations iconic to Diamondoodles are a practice
Barbara Palumbo is a public speaker, podcaster, and freelance jewelry and watch editor currently contributing to publications such as InStore, Luxury Daily, and more. In August of 2013, after spending nearly eighteen years working in a variety of roles across different genres of the jewelry industry, she launched her blog, Adornmentality.com, in order to bring an air of humor to jewelry and gem editorial. The success of that blog earned her back-to-back nominations for an Award for Excellence in Editorial Media by the Women’s Jewelry Association, and in March of 2016, she carried that same concept over to the watch side of the industry by launching WhatsOnHerWrist.com.
As a former metalsmith apprentice who worked under the direction of some of the world’s finest jewelry artisans, Barbara appreciates fine details and tends to carry those skills over to her written work. After launching a watch-related children’s book with Oris Timepieces at the 2018 edition of the Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Show, she vowed to take on the initiative of teaching the next generation about the beauty and craft of jewelry design and fine watchmaking.
Barbara resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband and two young children where she is currently working on her next children’s book.
Founded in 2014, TheDiamondsGirl has rapidly gained a global reputation for sharing the very best high jewelry with its growing following. The founder, Tracey Ellison, travels the world, seeking out both classic and contemporary items from global high jewelry brands, as well as new and emerging design talents.
Born and raised in South Africa, Tracey previously consulted to Fortune 100 companies on winning customer service strategies. While she loved helping companies develop loyal brand ambassadors, her heart lay elsewhere….in jewelry and gems. This passion led her to start an Instagram page, TheDiamondsGirl, to share her love and appreciation of beautifully crafted pieces with like minded individuals. Passionate about everything she does, Tracey has built a loyal following of jewelry lovers and industry insiders, and today her Instagram page is the largest jewelry influencer page on Instagram, with well over 550,000 followers. Her daily Instagram feed features original content from well known high end jewelers, as well as creative, upcoming talent.
Bebe Bakhshi is a Persian born high jewelry blogger and influencer living in Melbourne, Australia. Started in 2011 ChampagneGem.com a jewelry blog was the best platform at the time to share her passion and knowledge about diamonds, gems and high jewelry! Fast forward to social media era, she succeeded to attract jewelry enthusiasts, connoisseurs and industry leaders to her social media platforms, where she has a strong presence, with main focus on Instagram and over 500,000 followers.
Stay Connected with AGTA! Follow AGTA (@agta_gems) and all of these incredible accounts now on Instagram to get your colored gemstone and jewelry fix! If you are going to GemFair, join our fun! Show us your favorite finds and events at GemFair by using #AGTAGemFair19 and you could be featured on the AGTA Instagram account!
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AGTA is co-locating with the Las Vegas Antique and Watch Show and the PREMIER Show at The Collective. If you attended the AGTA GemFair™ Las Vegas at the JCK Las Vegas Show you will need to pre-register and provide proper documentation. Previous AGTA GemFair™ Las Vegas attendees do not roll over to The Collective.