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March 15, 2017
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Video: 2016 Summer AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Gala Presentation
Click here to view the presentation video from the 2016 Summer AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Gala that was held on February 4, 2017. Mark your calendars for the 2017 Spectrum Awards™! The entry deadline is June 30, 2017 and the New York Drop-Off will be held July 11, 2017. Click here for more information on the 2017 AGTA Spectrum Awards™. MORE

Top Four Reasons to Attend the AGS Suppliers' Reception and Showcase
AGS – AGTA Member
Attending Conclave? Visit the AGTA showcase presenting the AGTA Collection on opening night! Wednesday night's events during Conclave have always been special, for it gives attendees the opportunity to get up-close with the gems and jewelry they've always admired, by some of the best suppliers in the industry. MORE

17 Popular Wedding Ring Trends
The Knot
See AGTA Members, Coast Diamond and Erica Courtney, Inc. featured in this article. If you're a nontraditional bride or just want a unique engagement ring, there are plenty of options out there. From colorful center stones and vintage-inspired designs to mixed metal settings, we got the scoop on what's hot right now in bridal jewelry. MORE

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Jeweler Finds an Extremely Clever Way to Market to Millennials
Instore Magazine
See AGTA Member, Smyth Jewelers featured in this article. Millennials present a paradoxical challenge for jewelers. MORE

Jewelry Crime Report: Thefts Are Still a Significant Concern
Jewelers Mutual – AGTA Member
Thieves were making news from coast to coast by attempting distraction, switch, and grab-and-run thefts in February. MORE

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Pearl News: Wild Wizards of Oz
Pala International – AGTA Member
From northern Australia to Indonesia, artisanal South Sea pearl farmers are challenged to conjure the cachet of a craft that is completely overshadowed by mass production. MORE

The Power Women Of Jewellery
The Jewellery Editor
See AGTA Member, Paula Crevoshay featured in this article. On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the most successful and creative independent female jewellery designers who are lighting up our world. MORE

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How Much Should My Engagement Ring Cost?
See AGTA Member, Greenwich St. Jewelers featured in this article. When it’s time to start thinking about engagement rings, there’s one thing you should consider before you start looking at styles: cost. MORE

10 Content Marketing and Social Media Tips for Small Businesses
Small Business Trends
If you’re trying to market a business in 2017, you almost certainly need some kind of content or social media marketing. MORE

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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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