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July 13, 2016
AGTA ePrism
Great Colors, Great Profits
Watch to see how colored gemstones can lead you to great profits by watching AGTA's newest video! MORE

Wow- That "Old" Gem That's Sparking Cool New Jewelry
Without a doubt, the jewelry industry is under the spell of spinel. MORE

Eco-Gems & Eco-Jewelry- Why We Should Care
Gem Scene
Today, consumers are increasingly concerned about understanding the environmental and social impact of the products they buy—from clothing to footwear, from food to beverages, and, yes, from gemstones and precious metals to finished jewelry. MORE

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Industry Notables Join Panel at GIA's New York Jewelry Career Fair
GIA - AGTA Member
Prominent personalities from the gem and jewelry industry will join GIA at the Jacob Javits Center in New York for the institute's annual Jewelry Career Fair on July 25. MORE

Ruby - July's Birthstone
Add More Color To Your Life
Throughout most of recorded history, ruby has been the world's most valued gemstone. MORE

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Veteran Journalist Trace Shelton Named Editor-in-Chief of INSTORE
Instore Magazine
Veteran jewelry industry journalist Trace Shelton has been named editor-in-chief of INSTORE Magazine, SmartWork Media announced on Tuesday. MORE

Amanda's Style File: Floral Mania
National Jeweler
Floral mania is sweeping across the jewelry industry. Call it hot, call it popular, but don't call it trendy. MORE

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Iconic Jeweler Harold Tivol Dies at Age 92
Instore Mag
Harold Tivol, an icon of the jewelry industry and a longtime Kansas City personality, died on Wednesday morning at the age of 92. MORE

Snapchat's New Memories Tool Lets Users Store Old Photos and Videos
Snapchat, the social media network famous for letting it's users post "snaps" that disappear after mere seconds, will now let users store favorite photos and videos indefinitely. MORE

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