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November 23, 2016
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AGTA GemFair™ Tucson: A Class of Its Own
If you are currently enjoying success with colored gemstones and cultured pearls in your business, you know how important it is to join us in Tucson for GemFair! There is NO better opportunity to see the finest loose colored gemstones and cultured pearls, as well as a stunning selection of designer and manufactured jewelry. Click here for more information and to register for AGTA GemFair™ Tucson. MORE

Jewelry Industry Summit Plans Second Gathering for 2017
Jewelry Industry Summit
The Jewelry Industry Summit, an open forum on sustainability sourcing, announced its second meeting would take place January 29-30, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona at the Tucson Convention Center. MORE

One of December's Birthstone: Zircon
Add More Color To Your Life
Once considered a diamond alternative, today we know that natural zircons are in fact the most ancient materials on Earth, holding within their brilliant depths a time capsule of our planet's birth. MORE

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AGS Launches New Consumer Search Tool: Find a Professional Jeweler
AGS - AGTA Member
The American Gem Society (AGS) has launched a new addition to its Find a Jeweler search tool on its website, Find A Professional Jeweler. MORE

Pala's Featured Stones - Melo Pearls from Burma
Palagems - AGTA Member
From the bailer or melo melo sea snail, this calcareous concretion pearl variety is only found naturally and is not cultured. MORE

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Seek the World's Most Vivid Blue Spinel with GIA Field Gemologists
GIA - AGTA Member
Although miners recover blue spinel in Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Myanmar, and Pakistan, Vietnam's Luc Yen district is a leading source of the most vividly blue gems. MORE

The Accredited Gemologists Association is pleased to announce that Al Gilbertson is to receive the 2017 AGA Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology.
Accredited Gemologists Association - AGTA Member
The Bonanno Award recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the gemological field. MORE

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Paula Crevoshay's "Illuminations-Earth to Jewel"
Couture Musings
When I was first introduced to the work of Paula Crevoshay, nearly 20 years ago, she was described to me as an artist who paints with gemstones and precious metals. MORE

Which Social Media Outlets Should I Use for Marketing My Business?
Business 2 Community
Which platforms are the best for your business? What social media outlets will net you the best ROI for your marketing efforts? 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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