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April 20, 2016
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Color Shines Bright at the 2017 Spring Ines Di Santo Runway Show
The AGTA Collection™ made its debut at the Ines Di Santo couture bridal runway show last week in New York. MORE

AGTA Collection™ at AGS Conclave
The American Gem Trade Association participated in the Jewelers of America Fashion Show and AGS Suppliers' Showcase Reception at the AGS Conclave, April 13, 2016. MORE

Ruth Batson Receives the Shipley Award at the 2016 Conclave
American Gem Society
Ruth Batson, RJ, CEO of the American Gem Society (AGS) and AGS Laboratories, is the recipient of the Society's most prestigious honor, the Robert M. Shipley Award. AGS members presented her with the award at their annual Conclave in Washington, D.C. MORE

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And the winner is...
Olga Gonzalez FGA DGA reports on the AGTA Spectrum Awards, held on Saturday 6 February at the Marriott University Park, Tucson, Arizona. MORE

Award-Winning Jewelry Designer James Currens Dies
National Jeweler
Award-winning jewelry designer James Currens died suddenly Thursday at the age of 58. The cause of the death is believed to have been a heart attack. MORE

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Featherstone Design’s Golden Hour
In Deirdre Featherstone's imagination, her newest collection emerged fully formed from a fantasy archeological dig. It's not such a far-fetched notion once you've laid your eyes on the pieces.

'CSR for the Jewellery Professional,' a six-lesson course, launched online by WJCEF, CIBJO's educational arm
WJCEF (World Jewellery Confederation Education Foundation), the educational arm of CIBJO, has announced the launch of a six-lesson course on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for jewellery, diamond, coloured gemstone, pearls, coral and precious metal professionals, in association with Branded Trust Education of Australia. MORE

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American Gem Society Appoints New President of the Board and Announces 2016 Board of Directors
American Gem Society
The American Gem Society (AGS) elected Scott Berg, Certified Gemologist (CG) of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry in Baton Rouge, LA, as President of the Society's Board of Directors, assuming the role from outgoing president, Louis Smith, CG, of Smithworks Fine Jewelry. MORE

5 Exercises To Strengthen Your Social Media Marketing Skills
Marketing Land
The only way to get better at something is to practice. You can read up on news, take advice from mentors, brainstorm and come up with new strategies, but the only real way to improve your skill set is to put it to use and gain experience. MORE

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