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August 24, 2016
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VIDEO: See the world in color - AGTA GemFair™ Tucson
Have the colored gemstones from all over the world come to you at the AGTA GemFair™ Tucson, in the safe, secure comfort of the Tucson Convention Center. AGTA GemFair™ Tucson is the world's leading colored gemstone and cultured pearl tradeshow; truly a not to be missed event! Mark your calendars for the upcoming AGTA GemFair™ Tucson dates: January 31 - February 5, 2017! MORE

Sapphire: September's Birthstone
Add More Color To Your Life
Sapphire comes from the Greek word for blue, sappheiros, and this gem provides the most beautiful blues of the gem kingdom. MORE

Gemfields Partners with NYFW Again to Promote Color
National Jeweler
Gemfields is partnering with New York Fashion Week for a second time this fall with a campaign designed to build awareness for colored gemstones. MORE

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Natural History Museum Event brings together every facet of the Los Angeles Gem and Jewelry Industry
GIA Alumni Association - Los Angeles Chapter
Spearheaded by the GIA-Los Angeles Alumni Association, and in association with WJA, 24K, IDCA, DCLA, and AGS, "A Night Among GEMS" was a huge success! MORE

Local Jewelry Designer Honored and Gives Back to Galveston
Island jewelry designer and gemstone importer, John Ford has received honors in two categories in the American Gem Trade Association's 2016 Summer Spectrum Awards. MORE

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Rock Creek Montana Sapphires: A New Age Of Mining Begins
GIA - AGTA Member
Of all the sapphire deposits found in Montana, the richest is in the Rock Creek (Gem Mountain) district. MORE

MJSA Launches New Online Social Network for Jewelry Designers
MJSA, the U.S. trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, has launched the MJSA Jewelry Designer Network, an online social forum where designers can share ideas and information, discover inspiration, and find the support they need to grow their businesses. MORE

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Nature's Best: Jewels for the Outdoorswoman
Those who prefer staying in will love them, too. See AGTA Members Samuel B Collection, Stuller and Le Vian featured in this article. MORE

4 Small Steps in Digital Marketing That Will Impact Your Business Growth
Digital marketing is now one of the leading customer acquisition methods for businesses. 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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