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May 07, 2014
Visit the AGTA GemFair™ at the JCK Las Vegas Show
Gambling is what Las Vegas is all about, but not when you are there to buy colored gemstones and cultured pearls. Come to the AGTA GemFair™ at the JCK Las Vegas Show and shop with knowledgeable professionals committed to full disclosure and the strictest Code of Ethics in the industry. We are located in the Islander and South Pacific Ballrooms on the Beach Level at Mandalay Bay. The AGTA GemFair™ runs May 29 - June 2, 2014. MORE

The Met Gala’s Best Jewels
Instore - AGTA Member
As we've seen on red carpets everywhere, jewelry has been getting its fair share of attention for a change and the Met gala crowd was no exception. The key takeaways for the night are that diamond statement necklaces are in the midst of a comeback, judicious use of colorful jewelry plays well with neutral fashion, and a well placed hair ornament wins every time. Here’s the best jewelry of the night.MORE

The Price Of A Slice
Dealers and appraisers agree that gemstone slices represent a burgeoning market, fueled by attractively low price points and a one-of-a-kind look, which have made them popular with designers, retailers and consumers alike. Dealers just don't agree on much else about them. AGTA Member and Spectrum winner, Llyn Strelau of Jewels by Design, gives his input on popularity of gemstone slices. MORE


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

Fine Colombian, Zambian, and Brazilian single stones as well as many fine matched pairs of Emeralds in a great selection of size and shape.

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.

Searching for Emeralds in Afghanistan
GIA - AGTA Member
GIA field gemologists are a different breed. When Andy Lucas, GIA manager of Field Gemology in Carlsbad, decided to take some vacation time, he didn’t make for the usual destinations. No beaches, ski resorts, or cosmopolitan cities. Lucas instead headed off to Afghanistan, lured by deposits of fine emeralds. MORE

Time for the blues
Only a few years ago I would have been hard pressed to write a story about a handful of exceptional and really beautiful high-end women's watches that didn't rely on just diamonds to merit the term "jewellery watch". And even more challenged to find a common thread, theme or trend. Which is why I find this clutch of blue-hued watches so exciting. MORE

Intricate gems from Malaysia's golden age of jewelry reveal cross road of cultures
CNN Style
A new book on the history of Straits Chinese culture reveals page after page of dazzling, intricate jewelry combining Malay, Chinese, Indian and European designs. These pieces bring together rich materials of far-flung origins: Swiss gold thread and German organza are spun into patterns of Chinese phoenixes and peonies, while European coronets are studded with jade. Lillian Tong, director of the Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Malaysia, has curated the best of the museum's collection in her book, Straits Chinese Gold Jewelry.MORE

The Biggest Mistake Content Marketers Make On Social Media
Business 2 Community
We all know content marketing is a growing industry. But you might be surprised by how quickly it's growing: 60% of B2B small businesses plan on increasing their content marketing budget over the next 12 months. But while everyone is excited to jump on the content bandwagon, not everyone invests in a content marketing plan - only 48% of businesses have a defined content strategy. 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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