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January 13, 2016
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2016 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson Exhibitors
It's not too late to make your plans to attend the industry's premier colored gemstone and cultured pearl trade show. And don't forget the signature finished designer jewelry pieces! MORE

Colorful Statement Earrings Rock 73rd Golden Globes
Fashion fans tracking the latest style trends for 2016 at the 73rd Annual Golden Globes saw lots of lace, ruffles and sequins; bare shoulders, plunging necklines and open backs; white and jewel toned gowns; and statement-making color gemstone earrings. MORE

ICA to Hold Two-Session GILC Format
National Jeweler
The International Colored Gemstone Association has announced the lineup and schedule for this year's Gemstone Industry & Laboratory Conference during the Tucson gem shows.

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AGS Laboratories Launches Mounted Diamond Evaluation Reports
AGS - AGTA Member
The American Gem Society (AGS) Laboratories has announced that they are now offering diamond grading reports for diamonds set into jewelry.

WJA Announces 2016-17 International Board
The Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) elected Brandee Dallow, director of Rio Tinto Diamonds North America Representative Office, as the new president of the WJA International Board of Directors, with Jenny Luker of Platinum Guild International taking on the president-elect role. Dallow succeeds Andrea Hansen of LuxeIntelligence, who served for two years in the position. MORE

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Sell With A Story: Moonstone
Stuller, Inc.
This past year we presented birthstone stories. For 2016, we're taking a different angle: gemstones that sell well in each particular month. Moonstone is January's star, a gemstone whose otherworldly beauty is loved around the world. MORE

12 Jewels for the Red Carpet of Life
Most people I know tend to get pretty bummed out after the holidays—and who can blame them? The high from celebrating has worn off, and we're basically left with the blahs of winter. MORE

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The 10 Best Jewelry Looks from the Golden Globes
Last night's Golden Globes show means awards season is finally in full swing, and the stars didn't disappoint when it came to wearing ogle-worthy jewelry. A few actresses were the breakout stars in the jewelry category and we're counting them down right here. MORE

Social Media Is No Longer A Marketing Channel, It's A Customer Experience Channel
As we move into 2016, the business world is finally beginning to realize what the "social" in social media means—and can do—for every organization. In my Forbes 2016 marketing predictions piece, I talk about how brands will increasingly recognize that social media is no longer an isolated marketing channel used primarily to sell their product or service. MORE

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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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