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May 24, 2017
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The Only Treasure Map You'll Need in Las Vegas Leads to AGTA GemFair™ Pavilion
Here is what you will find at the 2017 AGTA GemFair™ at the JCK Las Vegas Show... MORE

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

One of June's Birthstones: Cultured Pearls
Add More Color To Your Life
Nothing is as elegant as a simple strand of pearls against a black dress. MORE

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Golden Rutilated Quartz Artisanal Mining Community
GIA - AGTA Member
See AGTA Member, Nature's Geometry, featured in this article. At the January 2017 Jewelry Industry Summit held in Tucson, Brian and Kendra Cook (Nature's Geometry) discussed their efforts to promote sustainable mining in Brazil's Bahia State. MORE

Announcing the 2017 MJSA Vision Award Winners
Congratulations to AGTA Members, Brenda Smith Jewelry and Ricardo Basta, on their wins. Below are the winners in all categories of the 2017 competition. MORE

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The American Gem Society Accepting RFPs for Breakout Speakers at 2018 Conclave
AGS - AGTA Member
The American Gem Society (AGS) is now accepting Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to present at the 84th annual Conclave in Nashville, TN. MORE

Jewelry Experts Offer Insight into Museum Quality Jewels of the 19th-20th Centuries
When we talk about experts--Janet Zapata is somewhat of a jewelry guru—from six-time author to curator of various museum exhibitions and lecturer at prestigious institutions. MORE

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Ancient Signs - The New Meaning of Globalism
Trendvision Jewellery Forecasting
The concept of globalism goes back many generations, when explorers, merchants and scientists were moved by curiosity, ambition for discoveries, new frontiers and territories, in search of "the new world". However, the world as we know it now brings with it nationalistic sentiment; the global economy has disrupted local production; the bankers and politicians underestimated human rights and local cultural needs. MORE

Emerald Jewellery Exudes Elegance and Enigma
South China Morning Post
A desire to reconnect with nature helps peridots, green tourmalines and emeralds reinforce enigmatic appeal. MORE

6 Tips to Using Social Media for Content Marketing
Business 2 Community
When it comes to digital marketing, content plays a vital role and rules all other methods of online promotions. MORE

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