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December 16, 2015
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2016 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson Special Events
See a list of events happening in Tucson during the 2016 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson! We can't wait to see you there. MORE

Pretty in Pink . . . Er, Sorry, Pantone: Pink-and-Blue
Instore Magazine
Initially, last week, when Pantone announced their 2016 Color of the Year and, for the first time in its history, chose two colors instead of one, I felt the color forecaster was being lame. MORE

How much is that engagement ring in the window?
Engagement season is upon us. If you're looking to buy that ring for that special someone, you're going to have to cough up about $6,000, according to a new study by The Knot.

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Behind the Scenes - NJI @ Parsons
Featherstone Fine Jewelry - AGTA Member
Featherstone was lucky enough to host the final lecture and workshop in the much-anticipated NJI @ Parsons series – a weeklong luxury jewelry and timepiece intensive, taught through morning lectures and afternoon excursions.

My Ideal Shopping List
National Jeweler
When my editor-in-chief, Michelle Graff, suggested last week that I blog about the jewelry gifts I would pick for my family and friends if money was no object, I laughed. How could I even begin to narrow that down? MORE

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This Month for the Project: Kara Ross Diamonds Unleashed
Project Gravitas
High-end jewelry designer Kara Ross is starting a movement. She has enlisted an army of "stilettos on the ground" to spread a message of female empowerment – and to gather that power to raise funds for girls' education around the world. This is Diamonds Unleashed. MORE

Tips on Caring for Jewelry
GIA - AGTA Member
Jewelry is one of our most intimate and cherished accessories. Understanding how to care for and protect your treasured jewelry can make a world of difference in maintaining its beauty and keeping your heirlooms sparkling for generations to come. MORE

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The Best Celebrity Engagement Rings
Engagement rings have not always been all about the diamond: Roman brides were given a gold ring to wear in public and an iron ring to wear at home. MORE

5 Things You Should Stop Doing In Social Media Marketing By 2016
Over the past several years, social media has established itself as a core marketing practice, earning a place at the table with other digital marketing and public relations strategies. 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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