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Jul 05, 2017
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Six Days until the New York Drop-Off for the 2017 AGTA Spectrum Awards™
AGTA has a one day New York Drop-Off on Tuesday, July 11th! MORE

AGTA Members Recognized By The Women's Jewelry Association
The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) is delighted to announce that 13 of the nominees for the Women’s Jewelry Association Awards for Excellence are AGTA Members. MORE

Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets And By "Lola" We Mean Ladies
There is a difference between what men buy women, and what women buy women. MORE

Colored-Stone Engagement Rings Are Crazy Popular Among Millennials
Sorry Marilyn, but as it turns out, diamonds are not always a girl's best friend. MORE

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Sensational Summer Hoops!
The Adventurine
See AGTA Member, Jane Taylor, featured in this article. Bang, like a firework, suddenly the Fourth of July is just about here. On the jewelry calendar that means, hoops. MORE

Temple St. Clair Considers Herself a Jewelry Anthropologist
See AGTA Member, Temple St. Clair, featured in this article. Examining the human condition one couture piece of jewelry at a time. MORE

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CPAA Elects New Board of Directors
Congratulations to AGTA Members, Aziz Basalely of Eliko Pearl Co., Inc., and Anil Maloo of Bagins, Inc. Cultured Pearl Association of America announces new Board. MORE

The Historical Color of Passion, Rubies, Fall/Winter 2017/18 Trends and July's Birthstone
See AGTA Member, Gemfields, featured in this story. It was early during the red carpet arrivals for the Academy Awards when Ruth Negga, the talented Loving actress appeared wearing an Irene Neuwirth x Gemfields tiara crafted out of different shaped Mozambique rubies. MORE

Cameos: Timeless, Miniature Carvings for Jewelry Lovers
GIA - AGTA Member
Alexander the Great commissioned his portrait - in the likeness of a god - to be engraved in stone in the third century BCE, according to jewelry expert Anna M. Miller, author of "Cameos Old and New." MORE

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Stars, Stripes & Diamonds: 9 Jewels by Quintessential American Designers
See AGTA Members, Oscar Heyman & Brothers and Tiffany & Co., featured in this article. Why reserve sparklers for celebrating the Fourth of July, when you can enjoy them year round in the form of necklaces, MORE

5 Winning Social Media Strategies From a Master Marketer
Real content from real people develops real relationships. MORE

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