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September 09, 2015
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AGTA Announces the 2016 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Judges
The American Gem Trade Association is excited to announce its panel of judges for the 2016 AGTA Spectrum Awards™. MORE

American Gem Society Announces Colin Powell and Shawn Achor for Conclave 2016
American Gem Society
The American Gem Society has announced the first two speakers in their keynote lineup for the 2016 Conclave, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City outside Washington, D.C., April 13-16th, 2016.

'Hope Spinel' gem to sell for first time in a century
The Telegraph
A rare gemstone from one of the world's greatest collections, which caused a decade of family rift before passing through the hands of gamblers and aristocracy, has emerged for sale for the first time in a century.

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Jewelers For Children 2015 Local Grant Program
Jewelers For Children
Interested in helping one of your local charities? JFC is, too. Please fill out the form below and we'll get the approval process started. Once your charity has been officially accepted, JFC will send you a zip file of the collateral materials you can easily customize with your store information and charity's name to generate local interest and voting.

JCK Asks... Designer Pamela Froman
If you said AGTA Member, Pamela Froman was crushing it as a -jewelry designer, you'd be right. Because you can't talk about Pamela Froman without talking about Crushed gold. MORE

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Hello, Fall... and "Oak Buff" Gems, Too
With September here, I'm thinking about all the new clothes coming to stores this month. And many will be in warmed-up yellow. MORE

September Birthstones
Jewelry Information Center
What better way to commemorate a birthday than by giving a gift of fine jewelry? You can add a personalized touch to birthday presents by choosing fine jewelry that incorporates the birthday girl's birthstone. MORE

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4 Components Of The Best Social Media Campaigns
Marketing Land
Are you in the throes of planning a social media campaign? Columnist Sonny Ganguly details four key components that will expand your social reach and improve your bottom line. MORE

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