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January 11, 2017
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Skip the lines on Opening Day with Early Bird Badge Pick-Up and On-site Registration for the 2017 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson!
Get a head start on your colored gemstone shopping by avoiding lines on opening day with AGTA's Early Bird Badge Pick Up! MORE

8 Reasons You Need To Be At The 2017 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson
We have highlighted some of the best attractions and reasons why you should register to attend now! MORE

And the Golden Globe for Best Jewel Goes To...
National Jeweler
Only a few actors, producers, directors and writers can leave the Golden Globe Awards with a trophy in hand, but many more have the opportunity to create iconic jewelry moments on the red carpet. MORE

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Bahia Golden Rutilated Quartz Mine, A Model for Artisinal Gem Mining as a Foundation for Sustainable Economic Growth
Jewelry Industry Summit
Responsible Sourcing Initiative: connecting small scale artisanal mining with the consumer. MORE

In Search of Sapphires in Sri Lanka
Gem Scene
When local fisherman snagged Chinese ceramics in their nets off the coast of Indonesia in 2003, it led to the discovery of a shipwreck that occurred more than 1000 years ago. After excavations in 2004, the cargo of the "Cirebon Wreck," named for the nearby town, was brought to the surface, with some surprising discoveries. MORE

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The 10 Best Jewels at the Golden Globes
The Adventurine
There was everything from big diamond necklaces to a fresh spin on classic pearls and velvet ribbon chokers that cost just a few dollars. MORE

Trend Report: 30 Next-Level Engagement Rings
About Style
See AGTA Members, Gumuchian, ltd., Omi Gems, Inc., Erica Courtney, Inc., Pamela Froman Fine Jewelry, Jennifer Dawes Design featured in this article! Whether featured as a center stone, or to accent a more traditional diamond design with a striking pop of color, the Brazilian gem, Paraiba Tourmaline will be a hit in 2017. MORE

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Rainbow Revolution: My Year In Coloured Gems
The Jewellery Editor
See AGTA Member, Crevoshay featured in this article! From electric-blue Paraiba tourmalines to soft pink sapphires, get set to be dazzled as we look back at the brightest jewels from 2016. MORE

Top 10 Trends That Will Transform Digital Marketing In 2017
Social and digital marketing have hit their stride - and now that everyone is back from winter break and settling in to the new year, it's time to review the lessons learned from last year, and look forward to what's needed for your company to shine in 2017. 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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