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January 18, 2017
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2017 AGTA GemFair™ Special Events Coyote Classic 5K and AGTA Spectrum Awards™
AGTA would like to invite you to this year's AGTA special events; the Coyote Classic 5K and 2016 Summer AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Gala! MORE

Gem and Jewelry Collection Exhibit at Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium
Somewhere in the Rainbow - AGTA Member
Somewhere In The Rainbow presents A Modern Gem and Jewelry Collection, an exhibit presented in collaboration with University of Arizona Mineral Museum, located in the Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium. MORE

GIA Announces Colorful Lineup at Tucson 2017 Gem Shows
GIA - AGTA Member
GIA’s not-to-miss activities and services will enrich the visitor experience at the 2017 Tucson shows, including an out-of-this-world alumni event, show service laboratory, fascinating exhibits, expert talks and much more. MORE

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Experience the Premier Conference for Jewelry Makers and Educators
Rio Grande - AGTA Member
Registration is now open for the 2017 Santa Fe Symposium®. Join your industry peers in Albuquerque, N.M. from May 21–24, 2017. MORE

Tucson Time: Jan. 31 – Feb. 12, 2017
Pala International - AGTA Member
Later this month we're looking forward to the world's greatest gem and mineral show. MORE

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Auction of the Marcial de Gomar Collection of Rare Emeralds
Guernsey's, the New York City-based auction house, is delighted to announce the auction of the Marcial de Gomar Collection of rare emeralds on April 12. The event will be conducted live at the Americas Society at 680 Park Avenue with online bidding at The Marcial de Gomar Emerald Collection consists of more than twenty loose emeralds (both cut and rough) plus thirteen pieces of emerald jewelry. MORE

Seeing Green in 2017
The Jewellery Editor
See AGTA Member, Bayco, Inc., featured in this article. Plenty of jewellers got the green bug in 2016, and impressive emeralds were everywhere, with many finding their way on to our fingers. MORE

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Where Luxury Dollars Will Come From In 2017
The Centurion
The 2016 presidential election proved that prognosticating can be about as accurate as simply guessing. So trying to predict who will buy luxury goods, from where, and in what quantities is best done in only the broadest parameters. MORE

A Modern Guide to Social Media Content Marketing, Part 1: Introduction
Social Time
Today's consumer has the luxury of an abundance of choice, but it wasn't that long ago when options were limited.. 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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