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August 17, 2016
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Registration for the 2017 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson is now online!
Jump on board with the Colored Gemstone revolution at the AGTA GemFair™ Tucson, in the safe, secure comfort of the Tucson Convention Center, is the world's leading colored gemstone and cultured pearl tradeshow; truly a not to be missed event! MORE

Exhibition Review: Vanishing Beauty: Asian Jewelry and Ritual Objects from the Barbara and David Kipper Collection
GIA - AGTA Member
Sweepingly Pan-Asian, Vanishing Beauty: Asian Jewelry and Ritual Objects from the Barbara and David Kipper Collection is currently on exhibit at the Chicago Art Institute. MORE

Fred Ward (1935–2016)
Palagems - AGTA Member
Charlotte Ward, Fred's wife and collaborator, responded, and she kindly agreed to an interview to expose our readers to more of the man behind his images and words. MORE

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The Power Women of Jewellery
The Jewellery Editor
Meet the hugely creative independent female jewellery designers who know what they like, and what you want. See AGTA Member, Paula Crevoshay featured in this article. MORE

Tales From the Catwalk
Rapaport Magazine
"Have it your way" continues on as the motto in fashion for the upcoming cold-weather months. MORE

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Birthstone Jewelry: Peridot Jewels for August Birthdays
The mineral olivine-or gemstone we call peridot-may now have birthstone company with spinel, but purists can look to the lime-green rock as the original birthstone of August. See AGTA Members, Jane Taylor and Yael Designs featured in this article. MORE

CPAA Accepting Submissions for Jewelry Design Contest
National Jeweler
The Cultured Pearl Association of America has launched its annual International Pearl Design Competition and will accept entries through Sept. 22. MORE

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Pinterest Follows Rivals Into Selling Video Ads
The New York Times
Pinterest is finally taking the plunge that many other tech companies already have: It has started selling video advertising. MORE

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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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