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Nov. 08, 2017
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Don't Miss these Gems at the 2018 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson!
AGTA GemFair™ Tucson is one of greatest marketplaces in the world, where a buyer can shop with ease and confidence... quality, value and a vast selection from sources that are trustworthy. MORE

One of November's Birthstones: Citrine
Add More Color To Your Life
Shining with a golden glow, people have long treasured citrine as a gift from the sun. MORE

Update from American Gem Trade Association: Tucson 2018 and Beyond
GIA Alumni Association - AGTA Member
Join AGTA Membership and Education Manager, David Baker, for an interesting perspective on the American Gem Trade Association, past, present and future, including insights and highlights of AGTA Spectrum Awards, along with a behind-the-scenes look! MORE

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Could Your Birthstone Be Your Engagement Ring Stone?
Your Engagement 101
See AGTA Members – Adasco Designs, Coast Diamond, Erica Courtney, Inc., Gumuchian, Krikawa Jewelry Designs, Mark Schneider Design, Omi Gems, Ricardo Basta, and Starlanka Fine Gems featured in this article! We all have a special connection to our birthstone or the birthstone of people we love. MORE

5 Things to Know About ... Trapiche Gems
National Jeweler
See AGTA Members - Erica Courtney, Inc., Evan Caplan, GIA, Mayer & Watt, Omi Gems and Ricardo Basta featured in this article! When it comes down to it, I think what's most appreciated about a great colored gemstone is the fascination at what Mother Nature created--how the color is so vivid or saturated, how they can grow so large, how they tell the story of the Earth. MORE

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Warren Buffett announces changes at Berkshire Hathaway's Ben Bridge Jeweler
Ben Bridge - AGTA Member
Ben Bridge Jeweler appoints first female President to continue evolving its business to connect with the new generation of fine jewelry consumers. MORE

This Topaz Temptress Will Have You Begging for Mercy
See AGTA Members - Coffin & Trout Fine Jewellers and Somewhere In The Rainbow featured in this article! Begging for mercy? Really? Well, you kind of have to describe this one-of-a-kind Temptress bracelet as a form of sweet torture. MORE

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Know your Garnets: Rhodolite
The Jewellery Editor
The dusky beauty of the garnet family, we explore why rhodolites have become the bright and beautiful alternative to other red gemstones such as ruby. MORE

4 Best Practices For Creating Social Media Marketing Videos
Sociable Blog
Video marketing is the single-most effective way to reach a wide audience on social media and engage them. 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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