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August 31, 2016
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Book Your 2017 AGTA GemFair Tucson™ Hotel Today!
The 2017 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson booking portal is now accepting hotel reservations. Through this website you can book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations at any time. MORE

Rocks On: The Evolution of the Birthstone List
National Jeweler
See AGTA Members, James Breski, Kimberly Collins Colored Gemstones, Erica Courtney, Inc., Susan Eisen, Inc., Arya Esha, Mark Henry, and more featured in this article! With the exception of the connoisseur, there aren't many consumers who know their way around the colored gemstone world. MORE

Supplier Spotlight: Paula Crevoshay
AGS - AGTA Member
With a remarkable career spanning over three decades, AGTA Member, Paula Crevoshay is considered one of the most influential jewelry designers of our time. Her mission has been to elevate the role of the jewelry designer from anonymous to that of a fine artist. MORE

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Stunning orange sapphire ring created by Bucks County Jeweler wins national design award
Bucks Local News
A stunning ring designed by a Bucks County jeweler has won one of the nation's most coveted jewelry design awards. MORE

Book Review: Gems & Crystals: From One of the World's Great Collections
GIA - AGTA Member
There is a certain sense of continuity conveyed by having the same authors still working in the field adding to the collection and knowledge base. MORE

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Kashmir Sapphires and a Rare Blue Diamond Set To Sparkle at Bonham’s London Fine Jewelry Sale
Bonhams London kicks off its autumn auction season with its Fine Jewellery sale on September 20, with a pair of Kashmir sapphires and a rare blue diamond set to provide most of the sparkle. MORE

UK Places Export Ban on Queen Victoria's $6.5 Million Crown
Art Net News
Queen Victoria had a legendary love for colored gemstones. So, for their wedding in 1840, Prince Albert designed her a diamond and sapphire crown. MORE

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Bridal Rings? Some of the Best at NY NOW Show (Truly!)
For several; years, of course, more and more handcrafted wedding ring collections have been premiering-but, at this show, even companies already known for bridal, have somehow kicked it up a few notches. MORE

The 7 Best Social Media Channels for Business Marketing
The Huffington Post
Social media has been the game changer in almost everything that surrounds us. MORE

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