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April 29, 2015
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Visit the AGTA GemFair™ at the JCK Las Vegas Show
What happens in Vegas is good for your business! Come to the AGTA GemFair™ at the JCK Las Vegas Show and shop with knowledgeable professionals committed to full disclosure and the strictest Code of Ethics in the industry.

Colored gemstone prices soar at Bonhams London first Fine Jewelry sale of 2015
Colored gemstones reigned supreme at Bonhams Fine Jewelry sale this week (22 April 2015). Rubies, sapphires and emeralds are this year's must-have gems according to Bonhams and its first London sale of 2015 demonstrated the huge appetite for colored stones with fierce bidding taking place in the saleroom, on the telephone and online from buyers across the globe. MORE

Flights of Fancy Jewelry Trend
Jewelers of America
Welcome to the world of whimsical fantasy! Fairytale-like pieces are taking off in the flights of fancy jewelry trend. Insects, fairies, flowers and butterflies are popular in these designs based in a vibrant dreamworld. This trend uses curious creatures and bright colors to show the more playful side of fine jewelry. MORE

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Power List 2015: Power Designers
If we were betting people, we'd wager that you've got at least one of these artists' pieces in your cases right now. MORE

WJA Metro Panel: Get The Most Out of Trade Shows - May 1
Women's Jewelry Association
Join the WJA's Metropolitan Chapter for a special "Coffee, Chat & Chill" that focuses on how to make the most of your next trade show. Retail buyers and show reps will offer tips to maximize your time, find what you need quickly, and make the right connections.

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Into the Blue: Turquoise Jewellery Takes Centre Stage
The Jewellery Editor
In the world of jewels, never before have we seen such an abundance of blue, and in particular, beautiful turquoise jewellery.

71 Engagement Rings for the Unconventional Bride
Elle Magazine
It wasn't too long ago that a platinum, solitaire diamond ring was expected with a marriage proposal—but these days, anything goes!

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The Secret Slang of the Diamond District
New York Times
The public face of New York's diamond district is Diamond and Jewelry Way, a block of 47th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues lined with dazzlingly lit shops and exchanges and cluttered by hawkers, hustlers, cops and couriers.

12 social media truths no one tells you
Venture Beat
There's no shortage of social media tips, how-tos, and advice for small businesses and entrepreneurs getting started and building a strategy. But if you're like most business owners, you don't have a lot of time. So here are 12 social media truths I hope can save you some time, avoid some common pitfalls, and focus your efforts on success.

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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, 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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