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November 16, 2016
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2017 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson Seminar and MJSA at The Bench Live and Beyond Schedule
Not only does AGTA GemFair™ Tucson offer the most reliable colored gemstone and cultured Pearl sources... We also offer many seminars going on throughout the week to educate you and your sales team! MORE

At the Bench and Beyond MJSA seminars at AGTA GemFair Tucson
MJSA - AGTA Member
MJSA will return to the desert Jan. 31 to Feb. 3 when it sponsors a series of seminars at AGTA GemFair Tucson in the Tucson Convention Center. MORE

GIA Museum Acquires Highlights of the Joel and Barbara Hauser Mineral Collection
GIA - AGTA Member
GIA's museum has acquired 63 ornamental minerals of exceptional size and quality, made possible through a generous donation by the family of Joel and Barbara Hauser. MORE

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Jewelers for Children Welcomes New Directors
Jewelers for Children
Jewelers for Children is pleased to welcome 14 new industry leaders to the board of directors. The new directors assumed their roles on October 1, following election by the board earlier this summer. MORE

Bug Me Anytime: Insect Jewelry
See AGTA Members, Tara & Sons, Inc.and Jye's International, Inc. featured in this article! It's amazing what a beautiful piece of jewelry will do to you. Take me, for instance: I have this bee ring that I absolutely love to wear--a costume piece, but it brings me joy nonetheless. MORE

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Stephen Webster to Host the 2017 GEM Awards
Jewelers of America
Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced that acclaimed jewelry designer Stephen Webster will host the 15th Annual GEM Awards on Friday, January 13, 2017, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. MORE

Apatite: the great unknown gemstone
The Jewellery Editor
Join us on a voyage into the secret heart of apatite and discover the spellbinding beauty of this little-known gemstone. MORE

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Shopping Coming to Instagram
Mobile has changed the way people shop. In fact, more than 84% of smartphone users in the US browse, research or compare products via a web browser or mobile app. 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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IGI, a worldwide gemological laboratory, providing objective and accurate grading, identification and appraisal reports for gemstones and fine jewelry along with laser inscription and educational courses

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