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July 24, 2013

Visit the AGTA Pavilion at JA NY Summer Show
The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) will once again host a pavilion of colored gemstone and cultured pearl suppliers at the JA New York Summer Show, July 28-30, 2013. AGTA exhibitors have had a presence at the JA Show for over twenty years.MORE

Develop your export business: FedEx and the USCS
Get the resources and support you need to create your international business trade strategy. Are you hesitant about exporting internationally because you don't have the contacts or knowledge to expand your reach in the global market? If you're confining your business to the U.S. only, you might be missing out on key opportunities to increase your companyís earning potential in the international business arena. MORE


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Bring it to Life with high quality single stones, matched pairs, and suites from Gem 2000.

A great selection of single fine stones in a wide range of shape and size, also parcels of fine color and cuts in smaller sizes, plus some great matched pairs.

For over 27 years, Gem 2000 has been importing fine gems from all world sources in a large range of materials, offering exceptional service and expertise to our customers.

Gemfields Successful Emerald Sale In Zambia May Bolster Government's Argument
Gemfields' most recent auction of higher quality rough emerald and beryl from the Kagem mine in Zambia resulted in revenues of $31.5 million, the second highest total to date for the company. The average price per carat reached $54, the highest unit value achieved at any auction and a 26 percent increase over the previous highest value achieved in July 2011. In addition, a 54-carat rough gem, offered as a single lot, set a new per carat record for prices achieved at a Gemfields auction. MORE

AGTA GemFair Las Vegas - 2013 Recap
Omi Gems - AGTA Member
All of the planning my dedicated team (Omiís Homies) has done throughout the year comes down to five days at the AGTA show in Las Vegas. We all work extremely hard to bring you the finest quality gemstones available. It was so wonderful to visit with customers I hadnít seen for a few years, as well as those of you that I speak with frequently. It is an honor to have you stop by our booth and spend time with us. MORE

Conversations: Cornelia Goldsmith
Contemporary Jewelry Design Group - AGTA Member
On a recent visit to San Francisco, I met AGTA Member Cornelia Goldsmith in her (brand) new studio. Cornelia is a passionate and talented jewelry designer who flawlessly executes her singular vision. This year, Cornelia was selected by JCK Events as a Rising Star, which recognizes emerging jewelry designers whose jewelry design and manufacturing techniques make them stand outs in the industry. MORE

Blue's Your Thing?
Jewelry buffs often think of sapphire or topaz when considering a blue stone. But ... there are opaque stones with quite a punch and often more intrigue than calibrated transparent stones.MORE

Now and Later: 9 Sunny Yellow Jewels for Summer and Fall
JCK Magazine - AGTA Member
In the heat of summer, with the fierce sun beating down and humidity so thick you could drink the air with a straw, there's something about the color yellow that satiates the need for refreshment. That may seem odd, since yellow is the color of the sun and technically categorized as "warm" where hues are concerned, but it's light, crisp, and energizing. The sunny color is almost unexpected in jewelry. Sure, you have your yellow diamonds (which obviously, we love), but when a bright yellow beryl or sapphire becomes the star of any jewelry design, its power is mesmerizing.MORE

5 Great Ways Brands Have Used Instagram Video
Sprout Insights
Now that Instagram has video, youíre probably eager to give it a try. Even though you might be using a social channel like YouTube, creating an exceptionally short 15-second video takes a little more time to think through because you donít have a second to spare. Without a plan, youíll just be shooting random footage. MORE

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The Diamond Council of America invites AGTA members to visit our online Reading Room, which features a library of articles, videos and other resources to help your business thrive.

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