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October 12, 2016
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Ban on Myanmar Goods Lifted by Executive Order
On October 7, 2016, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order officially lifting the ban on gemstones and Jade from Myanmar. MORE

It's On Us Program Returns with New Restaurants at the 2017 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson
Enjoy the benefits of being an AGTA GemFair™ Tucson attendee after hours! Show your GemFair badge at any one of our select restaurant partners listed below and receive a free glass of wine, a cold beer or a yummy desert! And IT'S ON US! MORE

First nonstop flight from New York arrives in Tucson
Tucson News Now
The first nonstop flight from JFK airport arrived at Tucson International at 7:20 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. MORE

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GIA Jewelry Career & Open House Draws More than 800
GIA - AGTA Member
GIA celebrated the 25th anniversary of it's Career Fair on Oct. 7 in Carlsbad. MORE

Portland Jewelry Symposium: A Forum For Innovation In The Jewelry Industry
Jewelry News Network
Jewelry professionals who attended the ninth annual Portland Jewelry Symposium received a great deal of information on the technology, craft and artistry of jewelry making. They discovered ways to improve their business and their digital media results; and they learned about the responsibility associated with the making and selling of jewelry. MORE

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Retail and marketing experts share top tips for reaching millennials
Professional Jeweller
Millennials. Focused on quality, value and the theatre of shopping, they seek more than just a smile at the till. So what can the UK's jewellers do to capture the attention and spend of this ever-more present set of customers? MORE

We Toured the Perot's Giant Gems of the Smithsonian with a Local Gem and Mineral Hunter
Dallas Observer
It all started with a load of gravel hauled in from the Trinity River. MORE

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Pearl Jewelry That Goes Above and Beyond
See AGTA Members Tara Pearls, Yael Designs and Baggins featured in this article. "I believe that a simple strand of pearls is a necessity in every jewelry lover's collection". MORE

Facebook offers small-business 'Blueprint'
Has this ever happened to you in your small business? You want to get the word out about a sale or a new product, and you've heard Facebook is a good way to reach customers. MORE

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