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November 09, 2016
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Visit the AGTA GemFair™ Tucson CAD Design Studio
The CAD Design Studio is a full-service studio that can transform your loose gemstone or cultured pearl purchase to a one-of-a-kind design. MORE

AGTA Collection Shines in 7 Memorable Fine Jewelry Moments From New York Bridal Fashion Week
The Bridal Council
See AGTA Members, Drukker Designs, LLC, BHI Campbellian Collection, Brenda Smith Jewelry, Omi Gems, Inc., and David Gross Group featured in this article! Ines di Santo's team worked with stylist Juli Alvarez and the American Gem Trade Association to adorn the 27 looks with luminous, candy-colored gems like kunzite, morganite and moonstone. MORE

Analysis: The State of the Colored Stone Market
National Jeweler
While the market might swing up and down as the economy, supply and other factors influence it, colored gemstones always will have a place and continue to do well with today's consumers. MORE

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Lightning Strikes
Rapaport Magazine
Tanzanite: Born From Lightning is a coffee-table book that showcases the story of this violet-blue gem. MORE

Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® Interviews Naomi Sarna, Internationally Awarded Jewelry Designer and Gem Carver
Get News
Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® announces an exclusive interview with AGTA Member, Naomi Sarna, an award-winning designer and sculptor of precious colored gems. MORE

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Expect To See Lots Of Yellow This Spring ... And Especially This Shade
Indesign Jewelry
See AGTA Member, Oscar Heyman & Brothers featured in this article! Nonetheless, after seeing the shade all over runways from New York to Europe in the most recent ready-to-wear shows, I decided it's time to do some trend talk on it. MORE

Gems & Gemology Charts Development of CVD Synthetic Diamonds
GIA - AGTA Member
The Fall 2016 issue of Gems & Gemology (G&G), GIA's quarterly professional journal, covers synthetic diamonds grown by the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process, a reversible color modification of zircon and a rich vein of locality articles MORE

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10 Marketing & Social Media Tactics to Boost Holiday Sales
Business 2 Community
According to Mashable, "65% of shoppers tap social media looking for the perfect gift... and two out of three shoppers purchased a gift they found via social media." 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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