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Aug 30, 2017
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Gemworld International to Feature Key Presentations on Industry Challenges Identifying and Pricing Gems, Treatments, and Diamond Synthetics
Gemworld International, Inc.
The gem and jewelry trade is a vastly different industry today than it was even just a generation ago. MORE

Dona Dirlam Retires as Director of the Richard T. Liddicoat Gemological Library and Information Center
GIA - AGTA Member
Dona Dirlam, director of GIA's library and information center, retired August 25 after 38 years of service to GIA's (Gemological Institute of America) mission of ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry. MORE

AGTA Announces 2017 Spectrum Awards Winners
Accessories Magazine
This week, the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) announced the winners of its 2017 AGTA Spectrum Awards, lauding the most exciting developments in colored gemstones. MORE

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Can You Dig It?
See AGTA Member, Erica Courtney, Inc. featured in this article. The first time Erica Courtney descended into the ground to visit a gem mine, she figured it would be no big deal. MORE

Rare & Beautiful: South Sea Pearls
Elite Traveler
South Sea pearls, which range in size from 8-18mm, aren't just larger than other types of pearls. MORE

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This Wood Jewelry is Surprisingly Elegant
Robb Report
See AGTA Member, Pamela Huizenga Inc., featured in this article. Whether polished, painted, or petrified, we're loving the wood jewelry look. MORE

Spectacular Sapphires
See AGTA Members, Le Vian Corp, and Omi Gems, Inc., featured in this article. Oh, sapphire. Beautiful, enduring, versatile sapphire. Have you ever met a person who doesn't love—at the very least, appreciate—this stone? MORE

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Four Steps to Achieve More Success with Content Marketing
Every year, there is a content marketing conference held in Cleveland that attracts over 4,000 attendees from some of the largest companies around the world. MORE

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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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