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May 13, 2015
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AGTA Collection™ at AGS Conclave
The American Gem Trade Association participated in the Jewelers of America Fashion Show at AGS Conclave on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The fashion show kicked off the American Gem Society's Conclave event with high energy, great networking and beautiful jewelry.

The S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent, Ming-Na Wen, Who's Also a Jewelry Ambassador
PR Newswire
For actress/producer Ming-Na Wen, new experiences are energizing. "One of the most important things in life is learning and passing on your wisdom," says the Macau-born beauty, who's surely in sync with the origin of her name, explaining that, "In Chinese, Ming means enlightenment." MORE

Chrysocolla In Quartz
GIA - AGTA Member
AGTA Member, Rare Earth Mining Company (Trumbull, Connecticut) booth at the AGTA show displayed a specialized inventory of unique and rare materials available as finished gemstones, mineral specimens, and fossils. MORE

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World's most expensive coloured gem sells for $30m
BBC News
The Sunshine Ruby has become the world's most expensive coloured gemstone, selling for $30m (£19.1m) at auction. MORE

Jeweler Designs Pearls That Can Hold Audio Messages And Play Them Back Via Cellphone
CBS Local
A Southland jeweler has bridged the gap between traditional jewelry and technology with a pearl that can hold audio messages and play them back via cellphone.

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Bold gold jewelry is back in style
When Taylor Swift sang about a relationship that never goes out of style, she could have been referring to consumers' love affair with gold.

[PHOTOS] The exotic world of rare minerals and gems
Mining Global
They may seem like ordinary rocks, but there's nothing ordinary about minerals and gems. As a naturally occuring substance, minerals are solid and inorganic representable by a chemical forumla with an ordered atomic structure.

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How to Build a Social-Media Strategy That Works
Social media is one of the most powerful tools in your marketing arsenal. If you use it correctly, you can create a strong personal connection with your prospective customers.

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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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