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April 05, 2017
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Become a NEW AGTA Member and Receive a Free Entry in the 2017 AGTA Spectrum Awards™
Simply complete an AGTA application for Membership and your first entry into the 2017 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ will be free! MORE

Join the Conversation! Keep up with AGTA on Social Media
AGTA (@agta_gems) is the best at featuring colored gemstones and cultured Pearls – loose gemstones and finished jewelry to social media everyday! MORE

GIA Develops Free Gem Guide for Artisanal Miners
GIA - AGTA Member
GIA (Gemological Institute of America), working with nonprofit international development organization Pact, recently launched a pilot study to test a new rough gem guide. MORE

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Top three jewellery trends spotted at Baselworld
Professional Jeweller
This year global authority on colour, Pantone, announced 'Greenery' at the colour of the year. While the Pantone colour itself is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade, it was green in general which emerged again and again on the stands at Baselworld, alongside nods to the symbolism of nature the colour evokes. MORE

The 2017 JCK Jewelers' Choice Award Winners
Congratulations to AGTA Members, Jyes International, Inc., Lika Behar Collection, Michael Schofield & Co, Neon Gems, Inc., Omi Gems, Parle Jewelry Designs and Philip Zahm Designs. For the fourth year in a row, a ring—and an everyday one at that!—took the top prize, but that's just one of the honorees in our 10th annual jewelry design competition. MORE

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Inside Scoop! 2017 Trends and Tips Mia interviews industry insider Lorraine DePasque
Southern Jewelry News
You probably know Lorraine DePasque, although you might not realize it! MORE

Revitalizing Your Engagement Ring
Did you know that two style icons, Jackie Kennedy and the Duchess of Windsor, both reset their engagement rings to keep up with modern times? MORE

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Pink Diamond Auctioned for Record $71.2M in Hong Kong
NBC News
A stunning 59.6 carat diamond known as the "Pink Star" sold for $71.2 million at a Sotheby's auction Tuesday in Hong Kong, setting a new world record for any diamond or jewel, according to the auction house. MORE

7 Important Hacks For Effective Social Media Marketing
In recent years, social media marketing has quickly become one of the most powerful strategies to attract traffic, engage audiences, and drive sales. MORE

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