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September 23, 2015
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2 New Reasons to Participate in the AGTA Spectrum Awards™
The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) is pleased to announce that being involved with the AGTA Spectrum™ just got more exciting. MORE

Book Your 2016 AGTA GemFair Tucson™ Hotel Today!
The 2016 GemFair™ Tucson booking portal is now accepting hotel reservations. Through this website you can book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations at any time.

GIA Field Gemologists Visit Pearl Farms Near Mergui, Myanmar
GIA - AGTA Member
Travel Myanmar's azure waters with GIA field gemologists in search of that country's South Sea cultured pearls. As you journey to pearl farming areas off the Mergui archipelago, you'll witness the cultivation of gold-lipped oysters - Pinctada maxima - including the process of nucleating the mollusks.

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Eternity Natural Emeralds Welcomes Gemstone Expert, Shawn O'Sullivan
PR Newswire
One of the world's renowned leaders in emeralds and gemstones, AGTA Member, Eternity Natural Emeralds (ENE), a division of Arthur Groom & Co., welcomes gemstone and jewelry expert, Shawn O'Sullivan as its new president.

Emmys Had Hot Earrings for Spring’s Cold Shoulders
Instore Magazine
On Sunday night, while watching the red carpet, I realized right away that Hollywood's top stylists have very mixed feelings when it comes to the perfect earring for spring's number-one neckline: off-the-shoulder, collarbone-bare chic. Studs? Drops? Stilettoes? MORE

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For the Autumn Bride: Brown Diamond Engagement Rings
I've been blogging quite a bit about brown gemstones as of late, bubbling over champagne diamonds and going gaga for jewels featuring brown zircon and smoky quartz. I just like that hue this time of year, and I know I'm not the only one to be bitten by the autumn color bug. MORE

Fall fashion: autumnal fine jewellery to usher in the new season
The Jewellery Editor
From falling leaves recreated in warm coloured diamonds to oak trees and rain showers, embrace the start of a new season with our pick of autumn-inspired fine jewellery. MORE

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Facebook's 'Dislike' Button: Accountability and Opportunity in a World of Dislikes
Social Times
The long-awaited Facebook "dislike" button is making its debut in the near future. 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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