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January 14, 2015
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Join us at the 2nd AGTA Coyote Classic 5K. This is a fun event for runners and walkers to raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Arizona! MORE

GIA Offers Colorful Opportunities at Tucson
GIA - AGTA Member
From a free seminar that explores recent gemological discoveries and research to an exquisite collection of musical instruments carved from gem materials, GIA's offerings at the 2015 Tucson shows will enhance the visitor experience. The Institute's participation at the shows – which also includes a show service laboratory, lab class, two fee-based seminars, library exhibit and the GIA Alumni Association's annual event – will be at the Tucson Convention Center during the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) GemFair™, Feb. 3-8, and the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, Feb. 12-15. MORE

Master Gem Carver Naomi Sarna Presents Her Jewels
Jewelry News Network
I still get surprised by the breadth and depth of the jewelry business. For example, I recently "discovered" gem carver and jewelry maker and AGTA Member, Naomi Sarna. And that's only because I was contacted by the affable and hard-charging Georgia Fleming, a longtime luxury magazine salesperson who is serving as Sarna's public relations representative. MORE

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5 Fiery Jewels to Help Combat the Cold Weather
Color is a powerful thing. It influences the way people think and feel and can signify a number of things. For example, you often find mouthwash in colors such as blue and green, because those colors generate feelings of cleanliness. It's said that yellow is calming, which I personally find to be true (in muted shades). Many gyms are painted electrifying colors, to energize and inspire. Right now, as I write this, I'm so darn cold that the only colors giving me comfort are the warm ones—reds and oranges, mostly. MORE

Why Agates (& Fossils) Will Rock in 2015
Instore Magazine
Since last month, when Pantone announced Marsala as its 2015 Color of the Year, I haven't been able to get images of agates out of my head. And fossilized materials, too, though to a lesser extent. MORE

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Lorde, Reese Witherspoon, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Amy Adams: The Top 10 Best Bling At The 2015 Golden Globes
Fashion & Style
The 72nd Annual Golden Globes, which took place Sun. Jan 11, definitely saw some major fashion moments. From Jennifer Lopez killing it in a sparkly cape-like Balmain number to Rosamund Pike's white hot post-baby gown, it was non-stop glitz and glamour on the red carpet.

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Stephen Webster bags a GEM Award at the Academy Awards of the jewelry world
The Jewellery Editor
On the evening of 9 January, over 500 members of the jewelry industry arrived at Cipriani's in New York to attend the 13th annual Gem Awards, organized by the Jewelers of America. MORE

Social Media Marketing in 2015: The Year of Quality Over Quantity
Huffington Post
Social media is now solidly at the center of the communications industry. A diverse and vast landscape of social networks, each with its nuances and demographic makeups, means that there is something for every type of business, marketing campaign, and sales pipeline. MORE

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