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October 05, 2016
AGTA ePrism

US Gem Traders Eye Bilateral Trade
The Irrawaddy
President of the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA), Jeffrey Bilgore, led a delegation of five to meet the UMFCCI's vice chairman, Dr. Maung Maung Lay and members of the Myanmar Gems and Jewelry Entrepreneurs' Association (MGJEA) to discuss the gem market in Burma. MORE

P.O.S. End of the Year Sale
Maximize your profits on colored gemstones and cultured Pearls by educating your team and your clients- on sale now! MORE

Sell With a Story: Tsavorite Garnet
Stuller Blog - AGTA Member
Garnet comes in many colors- beautiful, richly hued, readily available, and, for the most part, reasonably priced. MORE

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2017 GEM Awards Honorees
Jewelers of America
Congratulations to AGTA Members, Monica Rich Rosann and Arunashi! Jewelers of America's GEM Awards honors the achievements of individuals and companies whose work raise the visibility of fine jewelry and watches. MORE

Jay Leno will be the Special Guest at AGS Conclave 2017
American Gem Society - AGTA Member
The American Gem Society (AGS) is pleased to announce that celebrity, comedian, and Emmy® Award - winning former host of The Tonight Show, and current star of Jay Leno's Garage, will be the special guest at the 2017 AGS Conclave in Hollywood, CA. MORE

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Harvard Mineral Collections on Google Cultural Institute
Pala International - AGTA Member
Now, more than 150 of the museum's most compelling mineral specimens and jewels are available for virtual browsing via Google Cultural Institute. MORE

Know Your Opals
The Jewellery Editor
See AGTA Members, Paula Crevoshay and Erica Courtney featured in this article! Few stones have fascinated man more than the enigmatic opal. MORE

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Ten Tips to Get The Most From Social Media
Some will wonder, though, how much is too much, particularly with creating a Facebook page. MORE

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