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April 23, 2014
AGTA CEO, Douglas Hucker named one of JCK's Power Players
JCK's Power List of 2014 is a list of the top 50 CEO's, designers, retailers and tastemakers who support, shape and innovate the jewelry and watch business. American Gem Trade Association's very own CEO, Douglas K. Hucker made the list again! MORE

Color Report 5 of 10: 5 Jewels to Color-Block With Pantone's Cypress
JCK – AGTA Member
Be sure to check out AGTA Members ZDNY & Co. and Jane Taylor. The Pantone Fall 2014 Fashion Color Report serves as an overview of designers' color choices in new clothing collections. The colors are important for jewelers to know so they can help customers successfully color-block accessories. Here are five ways to color-block with Pantone's Cypress. MORE

In NYC, designer Ross shares secrets to success
National Jeweler
Engaging in social media, participating in trade shows and developing a consistent campaign are among the factors designer AGTA Member, Kara Ross attributes to her success. Ross presented these tips at the fourth annual Next Great Consumer Brands Showcase held last Wednesday in New York, as conference organizers chose her company as one of the fastest-growing privately held consumer brands. MORE

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

Beautiful Ceylon and Madagascar blue and Fancy Color Sapphires in a large range of size and shape, as well as matched pairs. Yellow, pink, lavender, purple, peach, orange, and green Sapphire all clean and well cut.

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 doing 'De Beers-equivalent' in emeralds
Mining Weekly
London-listed coloured-gemstones mining and marketing company AGTA Member, Gemfields, which Pallinghurst chairperson Brian Gilbertson says is doing for emeralds what De Beers did for diamonds, is now aspiring to repeat the performance in rubies. MORE

2014 Sinkankas Symposium on Peridot and Green Gems
GIA – AGTA Member
More than 150 gem enthusiasts attended the twelfth annual Sinkankas Symposium on April 5 at GIA headquarters in Carlsbad, California. The theme for the day was peridot and uncommon green gem minerals. Cohosted by the Gemological Society of San Diego and GIA, the symposium is held in honor of the famed gem and mineral author John Sinkankas (1915–2002). This year's event featured 11 half-hour lectures covering a wide range of topics. Symposium organizer Roger Merk, a friend of Sinkankas's, created a program that blended research, curatorial, and trade perspectives.

World's Largest Flawless Vivid Blue Diamond May Fetch $25 Million
Jewelry News Network
A 13.22-carat blue diamond is the lead item at Christie's Geneva Magnificent Jewels sale May 14. Known as "The Blue," the auction house says it is the largest flawless vivid blue diamond in the world. It has a pre-auction estimate of $21 to $25 million. MORE

Bonhams in Los Angeles selling largest ruby crystal ever offered at auction in gems sale
Art Daily
This spring Bonhams, the third largest international fine art auction house, highlights an exceptional selection of fine mineral specimens from estate sources in its upcoming Gems, Minerals, Lapidary Works of Art and Natural History auction on May 20th. Once regarded as a relatively unknown and hidden collector's hobby, the steady rise in demand for mineral specimens has elevated the status of this collecting category to an emerging worldwide asset class, with serious collectors growing internationally. MORE

The Best Examples, Questions, And Guides To Find Your Social Media Marketing Voice
Fast Company
Finding a voice for your social media marketing can be difficult because the concept is somewhat unlike other optimization strategies online. Voice is not a statistic you can track or a design element you can tweak. Voice goes deeper than that. Instead of tracking and analyzing, you can plan and practice. Here’s what I've found works best in terms of getting your voice together and using it to interact online. 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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