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Jun 28, 2017
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Final Countdown Has Begun For the 2017 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Entry Deadline
The 2017 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ entry and mail-in deadline is THIS Friday, June 30th! MORE

The 24K Club of Southern California Announces the 2017 Honorees for the 73rd Annual Dinner Dance and Gala
The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) is delighted to announce that Douglas K. Hucker, CEO of AGTA will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California 73rd Annual Dinner Dance and Gala on October 14 in Beverly Hills, CA. MORE

Ruby: July's Birthstone
Add More Color To Your Life
Throughout most of recorded history, ruby has been the world's most valued gemstone. MORE

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AGTA Announces Judges for 2017 AGTA Spectrum Awards
The American Gem Trade Association announces its panel of judges for the 2017 AGTA Spectrum Awards. MORE

3 Reasons Millennial Couples Are Ditching Diamonds
Millennials aren't as interested in buying diamonds as their Baby Boomer counterparts — and an increasingly agitated diamond industry is trying to win them over. MORE

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Socially Engineered Shipping Scheme Hits Jewelry Industry
National Jeweler
A group of perpetrators are calling jewelry companies and faking their identities in order to trick them into shipping out high-end items, the Jewelers Security Alliance said in a special alert issued late last week. MORE

Philip Zahm Designs - The Beauty Of Color
Gem Scene
See AGTA Member, Philip Zahm Designs, featured in this article. There is nothing ordinary about Philip Zahm Designs. But then there is nothing ordinary about Philip Zahm, either. MORE

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Rihanna and Chopard Unveil New Pieces in their Vibrant Jewelry Collection
Robb Report
The Grammy-winning singer is well known for her bold, provocative approach to fashion, and that's readily apparent in her recent collaboration with the Swiss jewelry house. MORE

Don't Believe Those Reports You're Hearing About the Death of Social-Media Marketing
It's getting harder to get anybody's attention. That's why you can't afford to stop trying. MORE

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