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June 22, 2016
AGTA ePrism
AGTA Announces the 2016 Summer AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Judges
The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) is pleased to announce its panel of judges for the 2016 Summer AGTA Spectrum Awards™. MORE

Great Colors, Great Profits – VIDEO
Find out how color can lead you to great profits by watching AGTA's newest video. MORE

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AGTA, WJA Partner Again for Spectrum Awards
National Jeweler
The American Gem Trade Association and the Women's Jewelry Association are joining forces for the fifth year to collaborate on the Gem Diva Awards as part of the 2016 summer AGTA Spectrum Awards MORE

Exploring Columbia's Emerald Mines
Gem Scene
When we see the sparkle of a beautiful gemstone in a piece of jewelry, the thought of where it came from doesn't usually enter our minds. A recent tour of mines in Colombia in search of the nation's elusive emeralds gives new meaning to the term "mine to market." MORE

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Montana's Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine: Sharing the Excitement of Mining with the Public
GIA - AGTA Member
Hidden in the mountains of the Treasure State, Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine is a worthwhile travel destination for catching the incurable Montana sapphire fever. MORE

MJSA Vision Awards
If you're a designer, you know that feeling. You've spent hours in the studio, pouring your skill and creativity into a new design, struggling to turn your vision into reality. MORE

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Here's How Social Media is Impacting Your Office Space
A whopping 94% of recruiters used social media to find talent in 2015, and 89% of companies are planning to follow suit. 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.


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