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Sep 13, 2017
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AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Editors’ Day Event
Throughout the day, it wasn't unusual to hear, from across the bright spacious loft, an editor exclaim, "Oh my God, it really is Frankenstein! How cool is that!?" (in reference to a green chrome Tourmaline ring submitted by Jennifer Kellogg, one of 115 entries in the "Evening Wear" category of the 2017 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ competition.) MORE

AGTA Board Election Results
The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) announced today the results of its annual AGTA Board of Directors’ Election. MORE

Join AGTA at WJA Dallas Jewelry Night Out Tomorrow
Jewelry Night Out is the Women Jewelry Association's annual celebration and membership drive that connects WJA chapters and members all across the country! MORE

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AGTA Fund For Hurricane Harvey Relief
The American Gem Trade Association has announced that they will match up to $5,000 in funds from donations to Hurricane Harvey Relief. MORE

Temple St. Clair Joins Permanent Collection at the Louvre
National Jeweler
See AGTA Member, Temple St. Clair featured in this article! Temple St. Clair is being recognized for her skill as a jewelry designer and maker in a big way. MORE

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The Book That Every Jewelry-Obsessed Woman Should Own
I have long anticipated this jewelry tome written by Juliet Weir-de La Rochefoucauld (ACC Artbooks, September 15, 2017) ever since I heard it was in the works. MORE

What to do After a Hurricane: Tips for Jewelry Businesses
Jewelers Mutual
After many quiet years of minor tropical storms, 2017 is shaping up to be one of the most destructive years in recent memory. MORE

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Pantone Color Institute Releases Spring 2018 Fashion Color Trend Report For New York Fashion Week
Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced the PANTONE® Fashion Color Trend Report Spring 2018 edition for New York Fashion Week. MORE

Jewelry Gets Ready to Party
New York Times
The creations were bigger, they were flashier and most of all, they were more fun. MORE

6 Social Media Marketing Mishaps to Avoid & Why Hiring a Professional is Smart
Business 2 Community
95% of online adults age 18 to 34 are most likely to follow businesses on Social Media. Over 70% of online adults age 18 and 65 and over are using Social Media. 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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