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June 08, 2016
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AGTA Announces Project to Combat Rise of Silicosis
The American Gem Trade Association announced that the association has initiated a project to combat the rise of silicosis that has led to significant suffering within the colored gemstone industry. MORE

JA, AGTA Add Spinel as August Birthstone
National Jeweler
Jewelers of America and the American Gem Trade Association announced Wednesday that they are adding spinel to the official list of birthstones. MORE

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One of June's Birthstones: Alexandrite
Add More Color To Your Life
If you love magic, especially the magic of science, you'll love alexandrite, the color-change gem. MORE

The Biggest Jewelry Trends From JCK Las Vegas 2016
Since we already talked about how quickly JCK Las Vegas came and went yesterday, I’ll just get right on with it. MORE

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8 Ways to Make Your Store More Millennial-Friendly
Instore Magazine
Jason Dorsey, whom you may have seen mentioned in numerous articles (including in INSTORE) or on TV news networks talking about millennials. MORE

The Digital Lowdown
New York City–based marketing expert Ben Smithee, CEO of The Smithee Group, doled out straight-talking advice on social media marketing and online brand-building at an educational session entitled "The Next Big Thing in Digital" Thursday afternoon at JCK Las Vegas. MORE

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5 Quick and Easy Ways to Double Your Social Media Following
Social media marketing can't be reduced to any one metric. Many entrepreneurs and marketers new to the strategy often overemphasize the importance of followers, doing whatever it takes to earn more. MORE

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