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March 02, 2016
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With diversity, or the lack there of, a major theme at the 88th Academy Awards® this year those who stood out not only made important political statements, but also key style statements in breaking with #DiamondsSoWhite jewelry choices. MORE

AGTA Pavilion at The Smart Show Chicago
Shop with AGTA Members in the AGTA Pavilion and be sure to visit us at booth #2000 to learn the benefits of AGTA Membership. MORE

AGTA Moves Spectrum Awards to the Summer
National Jeweler
The American Gem Trade Association announced it is moving the 2016 Spectrum Awards design competition to the summer to make it easier for participants to submit their pieces.

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WJA Recognizes Shining Stars on March 10
Women’s Jewelry Association
The Women's Jewelry Association announces the winners of its 2016 Shining Star awards, which annually recognize a member from each regional chapter who has given extraordinary service to her chapter in the previous year.

The Lightning Ridge Collection by John Ford Dazzles at The Oscars
Lightning Ridge Collection by John Ford - AGTA Member
Black Opal Jewelry from the Lightning Ridge Collection by John Ford was once again a red carpet favorite at this year's Academy Awards. MORE

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Six Jewelry Trends from Oscars 2016
And now, like every year when that happens, I'm left asking myself: well, what have we learned from all this red carpet prancing and after-party dancing? MORE

City Spotlight: Los Angeles
American Gem Society Blog
This new semi-regular feature will highlight some of our members' favorite places to go and things to see in their hometowns, as well a sneak peek at their newest designs. First up: Los Angeles, where Michael John Jewelry and OMI Privé are headquartered. MORE

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Gemstone du jour: cool blue chalcedony
The Jewellery Editor
With a history that can be traced back to ancient Greece, the gemstone chalcedony is back on our fashion radar. MORE

Content Marketing Tips for Major Social Networking Platforms
Business 2 Community
As we move into 2016, it's becoming clear that the terms "content marketing" and "social media marketing" are virtually synonymous. MORE

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