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August 03, 2016
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One of August's Birthstones: Spinel
Add More Color To Your Life
The world's most famous two spinels are part of the British Crown Jewels, but these beautiful red gems are traveling under an assumed name. MORE

Click here to locate an AGTA Member for your Spinel needs.
(In our Source Directory, select Spinel under Gemstone search field.)

12 Favorite Spectrum Award Jewels
Gem Obsessed
With a new summer schedule this year, the American Gem Trade Association Spectrum Awards, the annual Oscars of gemstone jewelry design, was hotter than July. MORE

Jewelers of America Debuts Spinel as an official Birthstone for August
Jewelers of America
Answering a call from gem enthusiasts to expand birthstones to include spinel, JA added spinel to August in collaboration with American Gem Trade Association (AGTA), the authoritative source on natural colored gemstones. MORE

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AGTA Announces 2016 Summer AGTA Spectrum Award & Cutting Edge Award Winners
The Daily Jewel
The American Gem Trade Association is delighted to announce the winners of the prestigious AGTA Spectrum Awards. MORE

August Birthstone Baubles
National Jeweler
I've been eagerly waiting to write this blog post ever since the news came out that Jewelers of America and the American Gem Trade Association were adding spinel as a birthstone for the month of August, joining peridot. MORE

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AGTA Announces Spectrum and Cutting Edge Award Winners
Accessories Magazine
The world's colored gemstone and cultured pearl design competition–the AGTA Spectrum Awards–recently celebrated gem innovation and beauty. MORE

Your Everything Guide to August's Birthstones
Why it is that certain months have multiple birthstones while others are assigned only one is a somewhat complicated question. MORE

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A Night Among Gems
GIA Alumni Association
Join the GIA Alumni Association for an unprecedented evening among Jewelry and Museum VIPs among the finest exhibits of gems and minerals in the world. Buy tickets here. MORE

Contemporary Jewelry Design Group Announces New Executive Board
The Contemporary Jewelry Design Group
The Contemporary Jewelry Design Group (CJDG) is delighted to announce the members of its new Executive Board for the term of 2016-2018. MORE

American Gem Society Launches CEO Search
Earlier this year, the American Gem Society (AGS) and AGS Laboratories announced that Ruth Batson, CEO, would be retiring in the summer of 2017. MORE

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