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March 22, 2017
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Order the 2017 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson Educational Seminar Series Today!
One of the highlights of AGTA GemFair™ Tucson is the exceptional Educational Seminar Series, where the industry's best and brightest share their insights and expertise on everything from mining to marketing. MORE

Featherstone Fine Jewelry Goes Retail at Bergdorf Goodman
National Jeweler
See AGTA Member, Featherstone Design featured in this article! Behind an unassuming, unmarked door in Tribeca, Deirdre Featherstone and her team design and produce high-end jewelry pieces available to a select group. MORE

Frozen Splendor: Gems and Minerals Near the Arctic Region
GIA - AGTA Member
The glaciated peaks of the Arctic region set the stage for our gemstone quest - in an area that occupies less than 8 percent of Earth's surface (from Greenland to Northern Europe, Russia and Canada) − to find these rarefied gems. MORE

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Rare Emeralds Discovered In 400-Year-Old Shipwreck Set To Fetch Millions
Cleopatra wore them. Elizabeth Taylor loved them. Egyptians believed they could bring eternal life. Though diamonds enjoy the reputation of being a girl's best friend, emeralds in fact are more rare -- and more valuable. MORE

Is Jewelry A Shining Investment For Your Future
Huffington Post
Every five years or so, I take stock of my life. At 50, I was concerned with fitness, health, and the trials and tribulations of dating 'again' after the break-up long-term relationship. MORE

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Organic Alchemy: Raw, Rustic Jewelry
See AGTA Members, Allison Neumann Studio, Jennifer Dawes Design, and Susan Wheeler Design featured in this article. Sometimes, you just like it rough. There is a movement, picking up steam, that celebrates jewelry in an organic style. MORE

Selling Colored Gems Rockets Jeweler Into The '1%'
The Centurion
Richard Wise, a former retail jeweler turned gem maven, gave attendees at the Centurion Show some advice from the trenches: if you want to make money, get into color. MORE

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Pink Diamond Could Become Most Expensive Ever At Auction
A 59.6-carat pink diamond is expected to become the most expensive diamond ever auctioned when it comes up for sale next month. MORE

5 Fun Jewels You'll Want for Spring
Robb Report
See AGTA Member, Tiffany & Co featured in this article. Spring is here, and this gorgeous bouquet of jewelry is sure to inspire some spirited accessorizing for the season. MORE

Want to Improve Your Social Media Marketing? Ask These 5 Questions
Business 2 Community
The headline of this article asks whether you want to improve your social media marketing. It was a trick question. You should always want to improve on your social activity. There is always more you can do and learn no matter how long you’ve been in this industry. 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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