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March 09, 2016
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Emerald dreams
Jewellery Business
Early Indian legends offer one explanation for the creation of emeralds. It is embodied in the story of Fura and Tena, two humans created by the god, Ares, to populate the earth. MORE

WJA Reveals Additional Programming for In the Know Conference
The Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) announced that it has added extra programming and new networking/experiential opportunities to its upcoming In the Know Conference. MORE

Designer Lives: Jennifer Dawes
When she was 17, AGTA Member, Jennifer Dawes had a transcendental experience - in metalsmithing class. As she was touching the materials and learning how to manipulate them, she realized that she never wanted to do anything else. .

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Signet, Tiffany among Members of New U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance
Signet Jewelers and Tiffany & Co. are among jewelry industry players committing to help stop wildlife trafficking activities in the U.S. through a new agreement among corporations in the country.

Sell With A Story: Turquoise
Stuller, Inc. - AGTA Member
One of the world's most ancient gems, turquoise comes in a variety of colors that stretch from a gorgeous rich blue to green and brown. MORE

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Birthstone Jewelry: 15 Drool-Worthy Aquamarine Jewels
JCK Online
If aquamarine really does have a soothing influence, some of that is likely due to the beauty of the stone itself. According to GIA, "Faceted aquamarine is often exceptionally transparent with vitreous luster," so when it sparkles it does so brightly! MORE

Revolutionizing jewellery design with 3D printing
The Jewellery Editor
With new breakthroughs in technology, printing solid gold jewellery is now a reality, discovers Rachael Taylor. MORE

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Why You Need to Humanize Your Social Media Marketing
Marketing Profs
The social media marketing landscape is constantly evolving with new networks, widgets, and tools. The way marketers approach social media strategically, however, hasn't changed much. MORE

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