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December 30, 2015
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AGTA GemFair™ Tucson - It's a Matter of Trust
See fellow buyers talk about why the AGTA GemFair™ Tucson stands out beyond any other show! AGTA GemFair™ Tucson will be at the Tucson Convention Center from February 2 – 7th. MORE

The Top Gems of 2015
National Jeweler
A gemstone's popularity year after year can depend on a few things--lesser known gemstones can pop up in the spotlight suddenly as increasing prices cause consumers to look elsewhere, or the rise of a stone creates a halo effect for similarly colored gems. MORE

ASA to Offer Jewelry Appraisal Training in Dallas, Texas
American Society of Appraisers
The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) is pleased to announce the upcoming offering of jewelry appraisal training for gems and jewelry professionals at the Heritage/Slocum Gallery in Dallas, Texas.

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Take three: the best revival jewelry houses in NYC
The Jewellery Editor
The fascination with high jewelry from the 20s to the 70s has kept revival houses such as Tiffany at the forefront of fashion.

The New, Weird, Fabulous Ways to Wear Brooches
Philly Magazine
A few years ago, I took to wearing a cluster of vintage brooches on everything: sweaters, dresses, t-shirts, clutches. After a while I grew tired of the look — and the pinholes I poked in everything. MORE

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12 Jewelry Trends for 2016: The 5th Annual List of What to Buy, Sell, and Stock in the Year Ahead
Welcome to another year of jewelry predictions! This post marks the fifth year for our list of buying guidelines based on red carpet jewelry trends, runway fashions, and industry-specific jewelry and gemstone offerings. MORE

Jewelry Trends: 2015 Hits and Our Predictions for 2016
GIA's 4C's Blog
Now that 2015 is coming to a close, it's time to review the jewelry trend predictions the GIA social team made for the year. We were so pleasantly surprised at their accuracy that we asked them to peer into their crystal balls again to see what will be trending in jewelry for 2016. MORE

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How B2B Marketers Can Get Started with Social Media
Harvard Business Review
Many B2B CEOs still believe that social media isn't right for them. And it's no surprise. The attention being paid to social today mostly focuses on reaching out to consumers. 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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