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January 07, 2015
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AGTA GemFair™ Tucson Buyer Pre-Registration Ends January 9th
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

A Visit to the Kagem Open-pit Emerald Mine in Zambia
GIA - AGTA Member
Today, strong and ever-expanding demand for colored gemstones has made the sourcing of these fine gems one of the industry's biggest challenges. The Gemfields operation at Kagem is a model for possible future colored gemstone mining operations as well as for participation in the mine-to-market supply chain. MORE

It's Engagement Season! The 10 Best Celebrity Engagement Rings
Huffington Post
We spend a lot of time admiring everything about celebrity couples--their red carpet appearances, their outfits, their relationships, and their engagement rings, obviously. When it comes to bling, no one does it better than Hollywood's engaged A-listers. We can describe every detail of Kim Kardashian's 15-carat engagement ring from Kanye West, and we swoon over Blake Lively's pink and rose gold engagement ring from Ryan Reynolds, but there are so many more out there to ogle and admire. MORE

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Jewelry trends to watch in 2015
National Jeweler
It's an exciting time for fashion in fine jewelry. Many groundbreaking trends launched on the red carpet last year and plenty of them, though not all, found a foothold at retail, sometimes in modified forms. MORE

13 Garnet Jewels to Honor January (and Marsala!)
There couldn't be a better gemstone to kick off 2015. Sure, garnet being January's birthstone is not about to change, but it's particularly exceptional right now, given Pantone's Color of the Year, Marsala, which matches garnet at its most recognizable; that rusty, wine-like shade of red. MORE

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Best of 2014: divine high jewellery watches
The Jewellery Editor
The Jewellery Editor
Choosing a "best of high jewellery watches" list is, for most journalists at least, a bit like sending a child into a sweet shop with no money: every single watch dripping with precious stones is a temptation beyond our wildest dreams.

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Hoping For Social; Depending On Email
Media Post
Social media is the second most popular marketing tactic on which business execs worldwide plan to increase spending in 2015, behind email, according to research by StrongView, in conjunction with SENSORPRO. 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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IGI, the Standard
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since 1975

IGI, a worldwide gemological laboratory, providing objective and accurate grading, identification and appraisal reports for gemstones and fine jewelry along with laser inscription and educational courses
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