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Aug 23, 2017
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Book Your Hotel Today for the 2018 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson!
The countdown is on for the 2018 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson show! MORE

24 Karat Club of Southern California Names 2017 Honorees
National Jeweler
Doug Hucker, CEO of the American Gem Trade Association, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 73rd annual Dinner Dance and Gala, slated for October. MORE

10 Fabulous Rings from AGTA Spectrum ’17
The Jewelry Loupe
See AGTA Members, A.G. Gems, Inc., Dallas Prince & Company, J.R. Dunn Jewelers, Leon Mege, Inc. and Ricardo Basta featured in this article. Every year the AGTA (American Gem Trade Association) holds their Spectrum Awards, a jewelry design contest celebrating colored stones, as well as the Cutting Edge Awards, honoring the most fabulous gem cuts and carvings. For more than two decades, I’ve been covering the winners of both, initially for magazines. MORE

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Drop Dead Gorgeous Award Winning Jewelry
David Perry & Associates
See AGTA Members, A. Kleiman and Company and Ricardo Basta featured in this article. If there was an Academy Award given for best jewelry, the AGTA Spectrum Awards™ would be it. And believe me to take home the honors from this prestigious event hosted by the American Gem Trade Association, a piece of award winning jewelry not only has to be drop-dead gorgeous, it has to embody excellence based on a host of criteria. MORE

Jackie’s Picks: Winners Shine at AGTA Spectrum Awards
The Retail Jeweler
Recently, The Retail Jeweler had the pleasure of attending the press preview for the annual American Gem Trade Association Spectrum Awards. MORE

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Pearls for a New World
INSTORE Magazine
See AGTA Members, A & Z Pearls, Inc., Lika Behar Collection, and Mastoloni Pearls featured in this article. The lustrous luxury of pearls has bewitched human beings for centuries now, from the unpredictable whorls of a gnarled baroque beauty to the smooth sheen of a scientifically-perfected cultured pearl. MORE

Watermelon Tourmalines: The Juiciest Of Gems
The Jewellery Editor
See AGTA Member, Crevoshay featured in this article. With its juicy burst of colour, the aptly named watermelon tourmaline perfectly mimics the rind and flesh of our favourite summer fruit. MORE

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Gem Watch: Are Spinels The Next ‘Big Thing?’
Jewellery Business
There’s no doubt, Spinels, a gem often confused with rubies and sapphires, are gaining popularity.. MORE

Ocean’s 11: Treasures From the Sea
See AGTA Members, Oscar Heyman and Victor Velyan featured in this article. It’s hard to ignore the clarion call of the beach during the month of August. MORE

The Next 6 Things You Must Do to Win Customers Through Social Media
Small Business Trends
When you are thinking about ways to improve your business and meet your bottom line, you might not think about social media as the way to go at first. MORE

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