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Jul 26, 2017
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The Countdown is on for the 2017 AGTA Spectrum Awards™
Only a few more weeks until the #AGTASpectrum17 winners are announced! To keep up the Spectrum spirit, here is a video featuring some of the industry's most talented people explaining what they love about this competition! MORE

Here Are the Winners of the 2017 WJA Awards
National Jeweler
Congratulations to AGTA Members Betty Sue King of King's Ransom, and Donna Jolly of American Gem Society for their Awards for Excellence. The Women's Jewelry Association honored a number of jewelry industry leaders at its annual Awards for Excellence gala, held Monday night at Chelsea Piers in New York. MORE

American Gem Society Circle Of Distinction Dinner Honors Jewelry Industry Leaders
AGS - AGTA Member
Congratulations to AGTA Members, Dr. James Shigley of GIA and Myriam Gumuchian of Gumuchian, Ltd., for their awards. A proud tradition in the American Gem Society (AGS) took place last night as the Society once again honored the outstanding accomplishments of the jewelry industry's best and brightest at the Society's 17th Circle of Distinction Dinner. MORE

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Member Profile: Carter Malouf, Carter Malouf Private Jeweler
Read AGTA's exclusive interview with Affliate Member, Carter Malouf of Carter Malouf Private Jeweler. The bug that bit me was one that continues to infect me, and I hope I continue to pass on its infectiousness: Obsessive Color Disorder (OCD). MORE

One of August's Birthstone: Peridot
Add More Color To Your Life
The fresh lime green of peridot is its distinctive signature. MORE

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Gem and Jewelry Leaders Gather for GIA's Global Leadership Program at Harvard Business School
GIA - AGTA Member
See AGTA Members B&B Fine Gems, Erica Courtney, Inc., Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, Jewelry Television, Omi Gems, Inc., Reed Jewelers of Niagara Falls, Inc., Sparkles And Colors USA, Inc./Lakhi Gems Group, Stuller, Inc., featured in this article. Executives from across the global gem and jewelry industry convened in Cambridge, Mass., in late June for the fourth annual GIA Global Leadership Program offered by the Harvard Business School (HBS). MORE

Rare & Beautiful: Monica Rich Kosann
Elite Traveler
See AGTA Member Monica Rich Kosann, featured in this article. For a self-proclaimed introvert, fine-art photographer and jewelry designer Monica Rich Kosann certainly has a knack for drawing out the emotional side of her subjects. MORE

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Tips On Essential Summer Jewels From The Pros
Bejeweled Mag
See AGTA Member Mark Patterson, featured in this article. Want to beat the heat and still look pulled together and polished? MORE

From Hashtags to Tweets: Your Guide to Retail Social Media Marketing
Marketing your retail store has become more complex and more layered than ever before. MORE

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Step inside the Diamond Council Reading Room!

The Diamond Council of America invites AGTA members to visit our online Reading Room, which features a library of articles, videos and other resources to help your business thrive.



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