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September 16, 2015
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American Gem Trade Association Announces Board of Directors' Election Results
The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) announced today the results of its annual AGTA Board of Directors' Election. Mr. Jeffrey Bilgore, of Jeffrey Bilgore, LLC, was elected President. Ms. Cynthia Renée (Marcusson), of Cynthia Renee, Inc., and Mr. Avi Raz, of A & Z Pearls, Inc., were likewise re‐elected as Directors to the Board. MORE

What's Your Color Story? AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Edition
AGTA's Spectrum Awards™ deadline is September 18, 2015. See Dalan Hargrave talk about his Spectrum experience.

'Happier, sunnier' colors to stand out in '16
National Jeweler
Color institute Pantone just released its list of the 10 colors that it believes will be most prevalent in fashion, design and technology this coming spring.

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Avarice and Alienation: The Jewels of the Romanoffs
Pala International - AGTA Member
Not long ago, by chance I ran across Associated Press accounts dated July 24, 1929, with one titled "Americans Eager to Buy Crown Jewels, Gasp at Price," regarding an unofficial American delegation touring Russia on a fin-de-décennie shopping spree.

Pamela Froman - "Get Crushed" Jewelry Designer
Four Grainer
2015 Women's Jewelry Association "Excellence in Design" award winner. AGTA Member, Pamela Froman, has won a dozen major jewelry design awards since 2006. MORE

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Highlights from Sotheby's Important Jewels Sale – New York - September 24 & 25, 2015
Jewels du Jour
September is my favorite month of the year, owed partially to the fact that it is my birth month but also because it is the start of the fall auction season. The first sales are like a tantalizing amuse bouche before the spate of magnificent jewels to come later in the season. MORE

Stars and supermodels roll out the red carpet jewellery at the Venice Film Festival
The Jewellery Editor
Cannes may dominate the European film festival circuit, but there has been no shortage of paparazzi-friendly red carpet jewellery in Venice. MORE

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Think Pink: The Prettiest Fine Jewelry Trend for Fall 2015
If you ask any little girl what her favorite color is, she'd presumably say pink. It is perhaps the one color that most women associate with childhood—a period when tales of fairy princesses and My Little Pony occupied playground conversation. MORE

5 Reasons Social Media Is Not Working for Your Business
Nearly every person and every business is on social media now. MORE

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