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May 31, 2017
AGTA ePrism

Douglas Hucker Presents "The Road Back to Burma" at WJA Dallas Event
On May 18, 2017, the Dallas Chapter of the Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) hosted a special event featuring speaker, Douglas K. Hucker, CEO of the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA). MORE

AGTA Member Security Alert
AGTA Member, Brazilian Gem Source Robbed of Inventory. MORE

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

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Why Women Don't Buy More Jewelry: Too Many Men, Not Enough Color
The Centurion
12 years after the now-defunct Diamond Promotion Service launched a nationwide study excoriating the typical jewelry-shopping experience, new research from MVI Marketing finds that little—if anything—has changed. MORE

One of June's Birthstones: Alexandrite
Add More Color To Your Life
If you love magic, especially the magic of science, you'll love alexandrite, the color-change gem. MORE

In the Show with Robert Bentley Company
Jewelry Logic
See AGTA Member Robert Bentley Company, Inc. featured in this article. If you're a fan of colored gemstones, and the designers who work with them, chances are, you're familiar with Robert Bentley Company. MORE

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Coloured Gemstones Have Got Their Sparkle Back
Business of Fashion
For more than half a century, diamonds have dominated the market for fine jewellery. Now, the sea of sparkling white is being broken up by splashes of colour once again. MORE

Trend to Watch: Wild and Wearable Animal Jewelry
Robb Report
See AGTA Members, Assael, Oscar Heyman and Temple St. Clair, featured in this article. If of-the-moment jewelry trends seem to stampede past you, stick with a time-honored classic—animal-themed designs are a great go-to. Sometimes playful, sometimes provocative, these lively creations always add intrigue. MORE

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Teardrops of the Moon: Pearls in Legends...and Trends
AGS - AGTA Member
See AGTA Member, Breuning and Mastoloni Peals, featured in this article. Ancient Japanese legends told stories of mermaids and nymphs crying tears of pearls. When the Greek gods wept, they shed pearls. Even the moon allegedly shed tears of know. MORE

The Gemstone that glows with the attributes of the moon
See AGTA Member, Temple St. Clair, featured in this article. "Do you believe in magic in a young girls heart?" goes the first line of the 1965 Loving Spoonful song. MORE

Bonhams to auction jewellery worth millions in celebration of coloured gems
South China Morning Post
The auction features coloured stones including Burmese rubies, Colombian emeralds and Kashmir sapphires. MORE

6 Tips For Running A Social Media Influencer Marketing Campaign
Influencer marketing is all the rage these days. MORE

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