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January 28, 2015
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Don’t Miss These Events at AGTA GemFair™ Tucson!
AGTA GemFair™ Tucson is right around the corner! With the show beginning on February 3rd, we have compiled a list of 'can't miss' events while you are at the show! MORE

SAG Awards 2015: Colored Gems Are a Thing
Hollywood Reporter
There were plenty of white diamonds, but it was colored gems that made the biggest impact on the SAGs carpet Sunday night. MORE

8 education sessions at AGTA GemFair™
National Jeweler
Next week, many in the industry will converge on Tucson, looking to connect with gem dealers and suppliers to stock up on what’s hot and find the best loose stones. MORE


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Brazil's claim adds yet another facet to the case of the Bahia Emerald
Los Angeles Times
The bizarre, tortuous journey of the Bahia Emerald began in the depths of a Brazilian mine and eventually landed it in a Los Angeles County sheriff's evidence locker, where it remains today. MORE

Books: The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels
GIA - AGTA Member
Written to accompany the Museum of London's exhibition of the Cheapside Hoard jewels (October 11, 2013 to April 27, 2014), this book gives the reader a unique glimpse into the world of the Elizabethan jewelry trade. Author Hazel Forsyth, the museum's senior curator of medieval and post-medieval collections, says this book is not a catalog but instead provides the reader with some context of the gem and jewelry trade in late 16th- and early 17th-century London. MORE

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Scott Kay Line Premiering on QVC Super Bowl Sunday With Designer's Daughter
The famed designer was originally supposed to appear on the network to introduce his made-for-QVC sterling silver Guardian line. In the wake of his sudden death on on Dec. 4, his daughter Tiffany, who worked on the collection, will appear in his stead. MORE

Sapphire to Tanzanite, 12 "Brilliant in Blue" Engagement Rings
We start our Blue Gem Gallery of Engagement Rings, here, with an incredible blue sapphire ring--because, for the most part, when a woman thinks of a blue stone bridal ring, sapphire is what usually and immediately comes to mind.

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Art Deco's enduring appeal
Telegraph UK
Despite approaching its centenary, the appeal of art deco jewellery still draws in the crowds. There's something enduringly chic about the geometric lines and lavish ornamentation of the style that defined the Twenties and Thirties. A decorative respite between wars that spanned both boom and bust, it's a retro take on modernity that has inspired jewellery designers for decades. MORE

The Four Pieces for Successful Social Media Marketing
Business 2 Community
Social Media Marketing is more than just setting up a Facebook Page or Twitter account and posting updates when you have the time. It is also not a forum for the direct sales pitch. It is a powerful tool that when used correctly can create leads and sales for your business. 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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