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July 06, 2016
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Buy From AGTA Members at the JA New York Summer Show
Increase your profits by buying colored gemstones and cultured pearls from AGTA Members at the JA New York Summer Show, July 24 - 26. MORE

Vegas... Win, Lose or Draw?
The industry made its annual week-long trek to Las Vegas the first week of June. Dealers, manufacturers and designers highlighted their wares as buyers came from all over the U.S. and as far away as Australia to attend the JCK. MORE

2017 Smart Jewelry Show in Chicago to be Postponed Until 2018
Smart Work Media
Due to an earlier than normal date pattern and venue scheduling conflicts, SmartWork Media has announced that the Smart Jewelry Show in Chicago scheduled for April 1-3 2017 will be postponed to 2018. MORE

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Sell With a Story: Chalcedony
Stuller - AGTA Member
Ethereal, captivating, cool, serene, mystical, and subtle: All of these words apply to blue chalcedony. MORE

Jewelry Designer Pamela Huizenga Uses Lifelong Passion for Gems to Convey the Beauty of Nature
Metropolitan Luxe
Gifted jewelry and native Floridian, AGTA Member, Pamela Huizenga is not afraid to take risks as evidenced by her signature selection of bold and breathtaking gemstones. MORE

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About Those Bar Rings? Cheers!
With bar rings, it's the silhouette that's most significant: No matter the detail-and gem or no gem- the top of each ring is an elongated bar sitting flat atop the finger and pointing in a north/south position. MORE

The Most Expensive Sales of Jewelry in Auction History
The Jewellery Editor
They say that an item's value is determined by how much someone is willing to pay for it. MORE

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3 Ways to Utilize Social Media Marketing
Huffington Post
Social media is becoming one of the largest marketing platforms in the world. MORE

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