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February 01, 2017
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Amazing Opening Day at the AGTA GemFair™ Tucson 2017
The 35th annual AGTA GemFair™ Tucson opened yesterday with an air of excitement buzzing through the Tucson Convention Center. MORE

AGTA Garners Widespread Industry Support for Silicosis Abatement Project
The American Gem Trade Association announced in June that it had initiated a project to combat the rise of silicosis that has led to health concerns within the colored gemstone industry. MORE

Heading to Tucson? Here's What You Need to Know About Gems in 2017
A closer look at the colors, gemstones, and styles that will drive trends this year. MORE

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5 Things to Know About... Burmese Rubies
National Jeweler
See AGTA Member, Omi Gems, Inc. featured in this article! Burmese rubies have an almost mystical appeal to them. They are among some of the finest gems in the world and, up until this fall, hadn't been allowed in the United States for years. MORE

Exhibition Review: Illuminations, from Earth to Jewel
GIA - AGTA Member
See AGTA Member Crevoshay featured in this article! For more than 33 years, American jewelry artist Paula Crevoshay has been known her ability to mix unusual and rare gemstones into impressive and colorful jewels as brooches, earrings and cocktail rings. MORE

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Sell With a Story: Historic and Famous Rubies
Stuller - AGTA Member
Smack dab in the middle of February, Valentine's Day arrives complete with red hearts, red roses, and gifts galore. MORE

The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) takes a bold step and sets the pace for others to follow.
National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
NAJA is proud to announce the first of its kind, voluntary background check program to members of a jewelry association. MORE

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5 Tips for Improving Your Online Presence with Social Media Marketing
Business 2 Community
Engaging with your target audience and improving your online brand presence with social media marketing is vital to any business. MORE


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