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December 31, 2014
 
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AGTA GemFair™ Tucson Buyer Pre-Registration Ends January 9th
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The deadline for pre-registration for buyer badges at the 2015 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson is January 9th, 2015. If you do not have your registration form in prior to this date, you will be able to register and pick up your badges onsite in Tucson. MORE

12 Jewelry Trends for 2015: The 4th Annual List of What to Buy, Sell, and Stock in the Year Ahead
JCK
Where did the year go? Surely we spent much of it wearing and selling minimalist-inspired jewels, mix-and-match variations of stud earrings, and lots of blue gemstones. These were topics touched on in last year's 12 Trends post, some of whose predictions were fairly accurate—yellow gold is coming back strong because of price drops, chevrons and pyramid motifs continued their presence in collections, as did watches, which received extra interest thanks to the new wearables category. MORE

7 Ruby Rings, Celebrating 2015's "Color of the Year"
About Style
Ruby is, surely, the color of love, isn't it? Here are some out-of-the-ordinary engagement rings that are very much about rubies. And, as it happens, rubies are in the same spectral family as Marsala, the "2015 Color of the Year," chosen by international color authority, Pantone Color Institute. In a word? Bridal rings and other accessories in marsala (aka wine-like) red are hot! MORE

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Sutra jewelry: showstopping creations with a celebrity following
The Jewellery Editor
Jewelry design can so often be hindered by limitations. What will it cost? Who will buy it? Is it too much? But for Arpita Navlakha, founder and designer of Houston-based, AGTA Member, Sutra Jewels, these are concerns for other designers. MORE

GIA Brightens the Season for San Diego Children and Teens
GIA - AGTA Member
GIA (Gemological Institute of America) employees and students in Carlsbad are helping brighten the holiday season for San Diego children and teens through its annual Holiday Gift Drive. This year, the Institute collected nearly 250 toys and supplies and more than $1,600 for It's All About the Kids©, a nonprofit foundation that supports local children’s charities. MORE

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Lauren Bacall Auction to Include Jewelry by Schlumberger, Elizabeth Gage, Tiffany, Chanel and Cartier
Jewelry News Network
Lauren Bacall is known for her beauty, her distinctive voice, her high-profile marriage to actor Humphrey Bogart and her impeccable taste. She was less known for her jewelry collection. MORE

Let Princess Kate's Dangly Earrings Inspire You This Week
People Magazine
Just in time for the festive season, Kate has worn a selection of big, dangly statement earrings of late. On the recent tour in New York, the expectant royal debuted a new pair of silver-tone crystal earrings (far left) from the American designer Kenneth Jay Lane, who designed pieces for Princess Diana many years ago. MORE

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A 3-Step Beginner's Guide to Social-Media Marketing
Entrepreneur
Social media has become as much a daily part of our personal lives as it has our business lives. What once was cutting edge just a few short years ago is now just the norm. So how do you know which aspect of social-media marketing you need to have and which aspects are simply passing fads? 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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