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Jul 12, 2017
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Shop the AGTA Pavilion at the Upcoming JA New York Summer Show
Buy smart, buy safe, buy confident from AGTA Members exhibiting at the JA New York Summer Show! MORE

Firm Member Profile: Phillip Youngman, Phillip Youngman
AGTA's exclusive interview with Phillip Youngman, award-winning gemstone cutter and winner of the 2002 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Best of Show Award. MORE

AGTA Warns Of Yet Another Scam Targeting Jewelers
Southern Jewelry News
The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) recently sent out an e-mail alert warning jewelers about a wire transfer scam targeting AGTA supplier members’ clients. MORE

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Smithsonian Acquires Zoltan David's Moonstone Necklace
National Jeweler
See AGTA Member, Zoltan David, LLC, featured in this article. The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History has made another gem acquisition. MORE

Circle of Distinction Spotlight: Dr. James Shigley
AGS - AGTA Member
The American Gem Society congratulates this year's Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Dr. James Shigley! MORE

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JCK Las Vegas 2017 Trends No. 3: Pink Engagement Rings
See AGTA Members, Omi Gems, Inc., Oscar Heyman & Brothers, Stuller, Inc. and Trésor, featured in this article. Though morganite engagement rings in rose gold were the common denominator on the show floor, anything in that fluffy, soft shade of Millennial Pink will do—and I think you could (and should) go even further than that. MORE

Get Your Staff to Do Things Because They Want To, Not Because They Have To
INSTORE Magazine
As you work to implement them, it's important to remember a key point from the article: Sustained performance is a result of people acting because they choose to - not because they feel they have to. MORE

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Town & Country's Will Kahn Explains His Stylish Instagram
The Adventurine
Will Kahn is the closest thing we have in jewelry to Wes Anderson. The Town & Country Accessories Editor is always personally meticulously turned out, like the celebrated film director. MORE

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