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February 22, 2017
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Everything You Need To Know About the 2017 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Competition
The AGTA Spectrum Awards™ are considered the most respected and prestigious creative award for the jewelry industry. MORE

Holly Robinson Peete - Brings Real Life Glamour to the AGTA Spectrum Awards™
Yahoo! News
Being glamorous and leading a 'real' life might seem like contradictory concepts, but it's all a day in the life for actress Holly Robinson Peete. MORE

Say "I Do!" To Color: A Guide to the Modern Bride and the Colored Gemstone Revolution
If there is one thing that can be said about 2016, you can certainly say it was colorful; from new car colors like Starfire Pearl, Habanero and Garnet, to bold cosmetics shades of Blumarine lipstick or Pink Chocolate shadow, or even the ubiquitous colors of red and blue, 2016 certainly made its mark. In fashion, color was a key component and that was most noticeable in the fast-growing bridal industry, with color in gowns, accessories and jewelry a focal point on the runway. MORE

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March’s Birthstone: Aquamarine
Add More Color To Your Life
As you might expect from a gem whose name means sea water, Aquamarine captures the beauty of the sea. MORE

Wild Wild West!
Couture Musings
One of the absolute highlights of my year, apart from COUTURE, of course, is heading west in the winter for the annual Tucson Gem Shows. MORE

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Award-winning Atlanta jeweler has eye for beauty and heart for helping
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Diamonds are not Kathy Kinev’s best friend, but Burmese Rubies are. MORE

Yuma Artist Wins Top Honors In World-Renowned Jewelry Competition
Local artist, Lorenzo Chavez, is receiving top honors from the American Gem Trade Association. MORE

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10 Social Media Mistakes That Are Killing Your Business
As important as it is to be on top of the latest new social media trends, it’s also equally important to be constantly cleansing your social media strategy from consistent mistakes. MORE

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