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Cecile Raley Designs Brings Art Deco to the 21st Century



The designer’s 10th Anniversary capsule collection is newly available online.

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Yvonne Cecile Raley, Founder & Owner, Cecile Raley Designs, and Joshua Lents,
CFO, Gemological Appraisal Laboratory of America

This month, Cecile Raley Designs commemorated its tenth anniversary. Celebrating in style with an Art-Deco themed cocktail party, the brand’s customers mingled with suppliers, getting firsthand impressions of sourcing from mine to market. An ethics professor turned jewelry designer, AGTA member Yvonne Cecile Raley collaborates with retailers, and sells online through her top-ranking Etsy shop. In honor of her 10th year, the company has created a 10th Anniversary capsule collection, inspired by the designer’s bestselling rings.

Dr. Yvonne Raley says, “This 10th anniversary was a huge milestone for me, and I was thrilled to be able to celebrate it in the style of my creations: New York art deco style in technicolor. My success is due to the local artists that have supported me by lending their fantastic expertise to working with gemstones rarely seen in finished jewelry. It is the collaborative spirit that made Cecile Raley Designs what it is, and each of my pieces encapsulates the story that has brought me half way across the globe to the city of my dreams.”

Josephine Ring by Cecile Raley
Josephine Ring
Featuring amethyst, pink and blue sapphire, set in sterling silver MSRP: $599
Josephine Ring by Cecile Raley Designs
Josephine Ring
Featuring aquamarine, zircon, and demantoid garnet, set in 14K rose gold MSRP: $1199

Hiring local, Cecile Raley Designs works with setters, engravers, and appraisers in New York City. This ensures exceptional craftsmanship and prompt turnaround times for clients. Her capsule collection features a selection of colorful cocktail rings blending together a unique combination of fine colored gems. The Josephine Ring, for example, is available with a vibrant, regal African amethyst center stone, highlighted by a shield of alternating pink and blue sapphires, set in sterling silver. For an equally compelling palette, a 14K rose gold Josephine sports a Madagascan aquamarine center, surrounded by zircons and stunning Russian demantoid garnets.

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Clarisse Ring
Featuring Kornerupine, Mahenge and Burma spinels, set in 14K white gold

Referring to the collection’s Clarisse Ring, Raley says, “This small collection includes rarely known gems from these far away regions, such as Kornerupine from Tanzania, as well as the gems that have recently gained highest standing in our industry such as Burmese and Tanzanian Mahenge spinel. And just like my designs and gems, my clients are from all over the world, from China to Singapore, from Israel to Australia. They are attracted as much to the beauty and novelty of these gems as to the stories they tell.”

With a masterful eye for color and the ability to juxtapose unexpected
combinations, Cecile Raley Designs has garnered the highest respect within the
trade. Jaimeen Shah, Owner of Prima Gems and AGTA Board Member, says,

“Yvonne has achieved what most people dream of – an incredible supply chain
comprised of talented, professional, and most of all amazing people. This is what
makes her stand out from the crowd. Gemstones are rare, and combining her
eye for picking them, with good people to work with, makes her a great one-stop
shop for all those interested in collecting the rarest of the rare.”

Inspired by New York City, its history as a city of immigrants, and the opulent, yet elegant, style of the 1920s, Cecile Raley Designs brings to life a time only captured in black and white movies to breathtaking color—celebrating rare, earth mined gems from Madagascar, Tanzania, and Colombia, connecting small artisanal mining to the Metropolis that is both home to the designer, and much of the trade.

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Trump Comments on Stock Market’s latest drop – says it’s ‘peanuts’



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Trump says Tuesday’s market drop is ‘peanuts’

President Donald Trump played down the stock market’s losses on Tuesday as “peanuts” when compared with the importance of striking a good deal with China and the gains since his election.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average “was about 16,000 or 15,000 and now it’s almost at 30,000,” Trump said at the NATO summit in London. “It’s going to be at 30,000.”

“If the stock market goes up or down — I don’t watch the stock market. I watch jobs. Jobs are what I watch,” he added. Today’s move is “peanuts compared to — we have picked up record numbers so that’s OK. That’s the way I feel.”

The major stock indexes slid Tuesday after Trump said he thinks it would be a good idea to delay signing a trade deal with China after the 2020 presidential election. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 450 points at its lows on Tuesday, led lower by trade-vulnerable AppleCaterpillar and 3M.

“In some ways, I like the idea of waiting until after the election for the China deal, but they want to make a deal now, and we will see whether or not the deal is going to be right,” Trump told reporters before U.S. markets opened Tuesday. When asked if he had a deal deadline, he added: “I have no deadline, no. … In some ways, I think it is better to wait until after the election if you want to know the truth.”

Despite his assurances that he doesn’t watch the market’s daily moves, Trump often tweets within hours of when the U.S. equity market reaches an all-time high. He has tweeted the keyword “stock market” 107 times since his inauguration


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11 kids quotes we’re all feeling



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Ok so there’s always that time when you just wish so bad you could straight up say whats on your mind, but you know you really shouldn’t, so you don’t. Well leave it up to kids to say exactly what you’re feeling, no hesitation or regret. Check out these kids quotes that say everything you wish you could!

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How to become a better businessman in 6 steps; Priceless advice from Entrepreneurs



Become a better businessman in 6 steps following this priceless advice from accomplished entrepreneurs.

  1. “Do something you’re very passionate about, and don’t try to chase what is the hot passion of the day.”

    Jeff Bezos accentuates having passion for what you are doing, because if you don’t love it you are much more likely to give up. It’s hard to take an idea and turn it into reality, especially by yourself or when people whom you respect tell you it can’t be done. The passion and love you give to your project will determine it’s success rate over time.

    Jeff Bezos Become a better businessman

  2. “Don’t let people who you may respect and who you believe know what they are talking about tell you that it can’t be done.”

    Pierre Omidyar continues to say that often they will tell you it can’t be done and that’s only because they don’t have the courage to try it.

    Pierre Omidyar become a better businessman

  3. “If you know exactly who you want to be, you need to spend as much time [as possible] with people that are actually that already.”

    This advice from Gary Vaynerchuk is actually priceless when it comes to success in the business world. Think as well “It’s not what you know but who you know,” and surround yourself with people you look up to. Human’s adapt to their surroundings quickly, and soon you won’t just want to be an entrepreneur, you will also know how to act like one.

    Gary Vaynerchuk

  4. “Come up with 10 new ideas every day.”

    Coming up with at least 10 new ideas every day will keep your “idea muscle” in shape, which is critical for an entrepreneur in order to keep going and stay ahead of the fast paced business world. James Altucher continues to say that once you’ve done this for about 6 months you will be an idea machine. New ideas keep passionate projects alive and ensure growth in every direction.

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    James Altucher become a better businessman

  5. Realize that, “naturally, nobody is interested in your ideas. You have to persuade them, and you have to show them that you are the one person out there that can do it.”

    Robert Greene, an American author known for his books on strategy, also says that “no one is really going to help you or give you direction.” Realizing this sooner than others will give you a head start and the ability to stop looking for recognition in others. Instead, you can focus on your passion project and make it perfect, and the world will not be able to ignore it.

    Robert Greene

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  6. “Don’t think about ‘how do I get big fast.’ That will happen if you build something meaningful and important.”

    How to encourage teamwork in your organisation

    Danae Ringelmann’s advice is not something to skip. If you rush your ideas or your product you will be relying on luck more than anything to create success for you. While luck is certainly involved in alot of things, relying on it or betting on it to ‘get big fast’ doesn’t help you become a better businessman. Being proud of what you create, instilling passion into your work, and working hard will ensure success more than anything.

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