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June 25, 2014
AGTA: Evolution of Color
In an ever-changing market, the Evolution of Color continues to be a key component to keeping up with the changes and improving your business; look to AGTA Members to lead the charge! MORE

GIA Announces Panelist Line-Up for New York Career Fair
GIA - AGTA Member
On the heels of last year's successful GIA New York Jewelry Career Fair, which connected 44 gem and jewelry companies with more than 800 aspiring professionals, the Institute has announced a not-to-miss opening panel for its July 28 event at the Jacob Javits Center. The leading industry event is free for job seekers and open to the public; anyone interested in attending is urged to RSVP prior to the event. MORE

Recycled Metals: Industry Makes Joint Submission to FTC for Guidance on "Made in the USA" Claims
JVC - AGTA Member
On June 17, 2014, four trade associations, along with the Richline Group, asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for an advisory opinion stating that jewelry composed of metals recycled in this country could be advertised as "Made in the USA." The four associations are the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, the Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America, Jewelers of America and the American Gem Trade Association. MORE


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The American Gem Society Launches Conclave On Demand to Industry
American Gem Society - AGTA Member
Las Vegas, NV. Following the success of the 2014 Conclave in San Diego, the American Gem Society has made videos of its popular keynote and featured sessions available to not only its members, but to the industry, for free, with its new Conclave On Demand, located at MORE

New Silver Benchmark Seen Heralding Gold Fix Revamp
Proposals to replace the 117-year-old system of fixing prices for the $5 trillion silver market are poised to add more transparency for the London benchmark used in the $18 trillion gold industry as well. London Bullion Market Association members will hear firms’ proposals tomorrow for alternatives, including electronic trading, to replace the silver fixing by banks that began in 1897. The daily procedure will end Aug. 14, when Deutsche Bank AG quits the meetings as part of the German company's exit from commodities, leaving just two banks to set prices. The World Gold Council yesterday called for a meeting next month for the industry to discuss changes to its own valuation process. MORE

The Dazzling Cartier Gems of America's Wealthiest Woman Now On at Hillwood Museum
Blouin Art Info
Museums and jewelry enthusiasts are no strangers to Cartier's greatest bijoux creations, but now, a different sort of show lends insight into one of the house's greatest American clients and collectors, Marjorie Merriweather Post, once the wealthiest woman in the United States. MORE

Breaking Tradition: Tips on Choosing an Alternative Wedding Gemstone
FashionWindows Today
Replacing a diamond with a unique gemstone is the perfect way to reflect one's individualistic personality and taste. Not only are colored gemstones a growing trend among royalty and stars, they are also the best way to add sophistication and pizzazz to a timeless wedding band. MORE

Tools and Technologies for Modern Jewelry Retailing
JCK - AGTA Member
In modern retailing, it's never business as usual. Today's merchants are selling in an ever-evolving environment. One where technology moves faster than a ­caffeinated cheetah. To be effective, marketing needs to disrupt the status quo—demanding creative, sophisticated thinking at every turn. MORE

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Step inside the Diamond Council Reading Room!

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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