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June 15, 2016
AGTA ePrism
AGTA and WJA Partner Again for the AGTA Spectrum Awards™
The American Gem Trade Association and the Women's Jewelry Association have joined forces for the fifth year to collaborate on the Gem Diva Awards™ at the 2016 Summer AGTA Spectrum Awards™. MORE

AGTA Aims to Combat Rise of Silicosis
National Jeweler
The American Gem Trade Association has initiated a project to fight the rise of silicosis, a debilitating and often-fatal disease that comes as a result of workers inhaling airborne silica dust. MORE

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One of June’s Birthstones: Moonstone
Add More Color To Your Life
The ancient Romans theorized that moonstone, with its unearthly shimmer, was formed from frozen moonlight. MORE

As Seen on TV: How Dallas Prince Talked Her Way to Success in the Jewelry Biz
"If you've ever wanted an anniversary band, here's the greatest suggestion ever." The deep, honeyed voice belongs to Dallas Prince, a blond woman the TV camera captures seated at a desk before zooming in on her design: The Reversible Eternity Ring is rotating to showcase every detail-covered angle. MORE

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Retail for the Millennials – How Do They Purchase and What Do They Really Want?
Business 2 Community
Retailers, like many industries, have been focused for some time now on understanding, targeting, and converting millennial shoppers. MORE

The Most Outrageous Jewelry from Joan Rivers' Private Collection Up for Auction
US Weekly
Going once, going twice ... Joan Rivers' private collection of accessories, jewelry and home decor is up for sale online from June 16 to 23 and via live auction on June 22 in NYC. MORE

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7 Fundamental Ethics of Social Media Marketing
Business 2 Community
Business ethics are essential component of any business strategy. Particularly, if we discuss the outbound communications like marketing and PR; ethics stand as even more vital element to be taken care of. MORE

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