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March 16, 2016
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Jewelry Industry Summit in Sync with AGTA Code of Ethics
A Jewelry Industry Summit on Responsible Sourcing was held March 10–13, 2016, in New York City. The American Gem Trade Association was represented by its President, Jeffrey Bilgore. MORE

Mea Culpa on "Semi-Precious" Jewelry at the Oscars
I remember more times than I can count, that my mother would take me aside and scold me for some infraction of accepted behavior and when I used her behavior as a justification for mine she would remind me, "do as I say, don't do as I do." MORE

Straight Ahead to 2017, It's Pearls, Pearls, Pearls!
Yesterday in Paris, at Chanel's Fall-Winter 2016/2017 ready-to-wear runway show, the renowned fashion house seemed to pick up where the recent Oscars left off: with a clear message that jewelry, going forward, is very much about pearls. MORE

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Good Luck Charms
GIA - AGTA Member
Wishing for good luck probably started with the arrival of our species. For millennia, we've been wooing the kinder fates to grant us our most cherished wishes. Our quest for ensuring a happy tomorrow has included wearing good luck charms. MORE

IGI North America Airs TV Ads to Boost Consumer Confidence
AGTA Member, International Gemological Institute (IGI) North America launched a national advertising campaign on U.S. cable television to increase consumer awareness about and confidence in the diamond and fine-jewelry industry.

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High Jewelers Bring Their Art To TEFAF
Jewelry News Network
The world's most important classic art fair, TEFAF, The European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht, Netherlands, has always included a selection of jewelers to mix with the impressive art collections. MORE

A (Jewelry) Jacket for All Seasons
JCK Online
I'm done with jackets-of the winter variety, at least. I know I risk jinxing something with that simple statement (there is snow in the forecast for Sunday, apparently), but there it is. MORE

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Social Media Marketing Trends: Does Your Brand Say Too Much?
Content Standard
Marketers make great loud-mouths. We flood your social media pages with listicles and blog posts. MORE

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