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April 19, 2017
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Every Entry Wins at the 2017 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Editors' Day Event!
AGTA invites editors from consumer fashion publications and industry trade publications, fashion bloggers and social media ambassadors to the competition location in New York City to see ALL of the Spectrum entries that were submitted! MORE

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

Sapphire Symposium
Pala International - AGTA Member
Two weekends ago GIA played host to the Fourteenth Annual Sinkankas Symposium on the subject of sapphire. MORE

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GIA Demonstrates Prototype Mounted Gem Testing Device
GIA - AGTA Member
GIA will introduce for sale later this year an easy-to-operate, sophisticated desktop instrument to reliably identify natural diamonds, separating them from all simulants and from diamonds that may be synthetic or treated. MORE

Clever Pearls
See AGTA Members A&Z Pearls, Erica Courtney, Inc. and Galatea Jewelry By Artist featured in this article. It seems to me that pearls are completely unavoidable at the moment—and not just in jewelry. MORE

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Pairing Jewelry With Pantone's Spring Shades
National Jeweler
See AGTA Members, A.G. Gems, Inc., Erica Courtney, Inc., Gumuchian, Jane Taylor and Pamela Huizenga Jewelry featured in this article. Dare I say it? It finally feels like the warm weather is here to stay. MORE

American Gem Society Announces Award Winners at Conclave
AGS - AGTA Member
The American Gem Society (AGS) presented a number of prestigious awards at their annual Conclave in Hollywood, CA (April 5-8). MORE

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Jewelry Continues To Convey The Language Of Flowers In Sentiment And Imagination
See AGTA Member Crevoshay and Tiffany & Co featured in this article. Everything's coming up florals in ready-to-wear and couture, as seen during the spring/summer 2017 and fall/winter/2018 runway shows. MORE

How to Buy a Bespoke Engagement Ring
Country & Town House
Thinking about popping the question and looking for a unique engagement ring designed especially for your other half? MORE

Cartier, Bulgari And Van Cleef Jewels Featured At Bonhams London Auction
An intriguing mix of signed jewels, artist pieces, antique items and colorful gems are all part of the upcoming Bonhams London Fine Jewelry sale. MORE

Instagram As Your Primary Marketing Channel
Jeweler Website Advisory Group
The bottom line for today is that you should be using Instagram as your business platform. MORE

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