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May 10, 2017
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Don't Miss This! AGTA Hosts Colored Gemstone Seminars at JCK Talks
Join AGTA at JCK Talks during the 2017 JCK Las Vegas Show! MORE

Join the WJA Dallas Chapter and AGTA for “The Road Back to Burma” Presentation
Are you in the DFW area and love colored gemstones as much as we do?! If so, join the WJA Dallas Chapter and AGTA for "The Road Back to Burma" Presentation on May 17th! MORE

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Contemporary Jewelry Design Group Cindy Edelstein Memorial Auction will go live on the web on May 15, 2017
The Contemporary Jewelry Design Group
The Contemporary Jewelry Design Group (CJDG) in association with the COUTURE Show, is delighted to announce the inaugural Cindy Edelstein Memorial Charity Auction will go live online beginning May 15, 2017. MORE

Ethical and Sustainable Vertical Integration in the Sapphire Market
GIA - AGTA Member
See AGTA Member, Sheahan Stephen Sapphires featured in this article. When the recession of 2008 struck, Sheahan Stephen (Sheahan Stephen Sapphires, Inc., San Francisco, California) had been dealing in Sri Lankan gemstones for two years. MORE

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Murphy Jones of Sissy's Log Cabin Dies at 81
National Jeweler
Murphy Jones, secretary and treasurer of Sissy's Log Cabin, died April 25 at the age of 81. MORE

Conch Pearls: What Are They And Why Are They So Rare?
The Jewellery Editor
Prized for their beautiful colours and unique flame effect, we find out what it is about conch pearls that makes them so elusive - and expensive. MORE

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ACE© It Conferences by NAJA Appraisers Continuing Education
The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) announces its 48th Annual Mid Year ACE© It Education Conference to be held in Indianapolis IN on August 12 - 15, 2017. MORE

4 Reasons Why Using Instagram Has Become a Marketing Necessity
If you're not already an Instagram expert, make yourself one ASAP. MORE

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