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March 30, 2016
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VIDEO: June 17th Entry Deadline for the 2016 Summer AGTA Spectrum Awards
One of AGTA's biggest contributions in the promotion of color has come from its AGTA Spectrum Awards™ and Cutting Edge Awards competitions. The AGTA Spectrum Awards™ is considered the most respected and prestigious creative award for the design industry.
To enter the upcoming 2016 Summer AGTA Spectrum Awards™ visit:
June 17, 2016 – Mail-In Entry Deadline
June 28, 2016 – New York Drop Off

Romancing the Source: Myanmar
GIA - AGTA Member
This series of articles and videos follows a team of GIA Field Gemologists on their travels from the mountains of Afghanistan to the jungles of Sri Lanka in search of the sources of colored gemstones and the people who pursue them. MORE

AGS Certifies 167 New Titleholders - Titleholders Luncheon at 2016 Conclave Will Recognize Achievements
American Gem Society - AGTA Member
The American Gem Society (AGS) announces the addition of 167 fully-credentialed new titleholders, all who have completed the rigorous certification process to earn their esteemed AGS titles, and join the ranks of AGS credentialed professional members of the jewelry industry. MORE

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Springtime jewels in glorious technicolor
The Jewellery Editor
Sure to bring a smile to your face, these spectacular jewels resemble mini mosaics made from colored gemstones. MORE

Legacy: An Interview with Ruth Batson, American Gem Society CEO
It is a little bittersweet for the jewelry industry that Ruth Batson, the Executive Director and CEO of the American Gem Society and AGS Gem Laboratories, announced that she is retiring in 2017.

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Kassoy Releases Label and Barcode Product Catalog
Kassoy - AGTA Member
Kassoy LLC, the world leader in supplies for the jewelry trade,today announced the release of a Label and Barcode catalog supplement. The 16 page color catalog was created to commemorate the 30 year anniversary of Kassoy's Label and Barcode Division. MORE

Top jewelry trends worldwide from Fashion Week 2016
The Jewelry Loupe
Now that Fashion Week is over and Anna Wintour, Victoria Beckham and the Kardashians have all flown back to their million-dollar villas, it is time for the rest of us to analyze trends that were set on the catwalks of London, New York, Milan and Paris – in this case, jewelry trends MORE

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3 Reasons Why Business Social Media Continues to Be a Non-Negotiable Marketing Tool
Business 2 Community
Did you work for (or own) a business before social media arrived on the scene? It really wasn't all that long ago. If you did, then you remember how businesses once relied upon other options - such as cold-calling, tradeshow booths, or printed ads - when it came to handling their marketing and communications. 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.

IGI, the Standard
of Excellence
in Gemology
since 1975

IGI, a worldwide gemological laboratory, providing objective and accurate grading, identification and appraisal reports for gemstones and fine jewelry along with laser inscription and educational courses

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