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October 29, 2014
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And The Winner Is...
The American Gem Trade Association announced the winners of the prestigious AGTA Spectrum Awards™ yesterday. The design competition, in its 31st year, was held in New York, October 25th and 26th. MORE

Winners of 2015 AGTA Spectrum and Cutting Edge Awards Announced
JCK - AGTA Member
Winners of the annual American Gem Trade Association Spectrum and Cutting Edge Awards were announced yesterday. This marks the 31st year that the competition has taken place. MORE

Paraiba tourmaline ring wins Spectrum's Best of Show
National Jeweler
A platinum ring featuring a Paraiba tourmaline accented with French-cut diamonds by designer Leon Mege took home both the Best of Show award and top honors in the classical category at the American Gem Trade Association's annual Spectrum Design competition. MORE

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Color Reigns: AGTA Announces Winners of 2015 AGTA Spectrum Awards
Accessories Magazine
Diamonds may be a girl's best friend and the most popular gem in the United States. But the trend toward colored gems and their magnificence was applauded this week when the The American Gem Trade Association announced the winners of the prestigious AGTA Spectrum Awards on Monday. MORE

Designing Women: WJA Gem Diva Winners 2015
Instore Magazine
On Sunday, I was part of the jury that decided the WJA Gem Diva Award winners for 2015. A competition sponsored by the American Gem Trade Association as part of the annual Spectrum Awards, Gem Diva recognizes superior jewelry design created by women and using colored gemstones. MORE

Petra Sells 232-Ct. Rough Diamond for $15M
Petra Diamonds Ltd. sold an exceptional 232.08-carat white diamond that was recovered from the Cullinan mine in South Africa in September to Diacore for $15,219,219 or $65,577 per carat. MORE

Mila Kunis opens up about motherhood, designs ring in honor of daughter’s birth
New York Daily News
Mila Kunis is spreading the motherly love through jewelry. MORE

How B2B marketers can make the most of social media
Maybe it's in the water but, despite a hesitant start, we are seeing renewed interest in B2B social media. MORE

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