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Dec. 06, 2017
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Introducing the Official 2018 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson Gembassadors™
AGTA is thrilled to announce this year's GemFair social media influencers or as we like to call them, AGTA Gembassadors™! MORE

AGTA GemFair To Partner With Las Vegas Antique Jewelry And Watch Show
In another sign that the U.S. jewelry industry and fine jewelry trade fairs throughout the world are undergoing unprecedented change, the American Gem Trade Association said it is ending its long-time association with the JCK Las Vegas jewelry trade show to join forces with the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry and Watch Show, owned by Emerald Expositions. MORE

Match Up: Some of our Favorite Gems with Jewelry's History
Bejeweled Magazine
See AGTA Members, A.B.C. Gems, Inc., Bill Gangi Multisensory Arts, Blue Moon Enterprises, Colorline USA, Jewels from the Woods, and Sara Gems featured in this article! When I think of jewelry throughout history-I'm immediately drawn to four aspects-the talismanic meaning, how pieces were crafted during each period, how these pieces characterize the times they were made and the gemstones that were popular from antiquity to the present. MORE

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High-Quality Gemstone Faceting is the Way of the Future
Jeweller Magazine
See AGTA Members, Dalan Hargrave, GIA, John Dyer, and Nomad's featured in this article! The commercial realities of gem-cutting means there is little emphasis placed on high-quality gemstone faceting. Victor Tuzlukov discusses why this is detrimental to the industry and its future. MORE

Why Diamonds and Gems Are Catching the Eye of Serious Investors
Robb Report
As rising demand for top-quality diamonds and gems puts prices on an upward trajectory, serious investors are taking note. MORE

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AGTA GemFair™ Tucson 2018
GIA - AGTA Member
Visit GIA on the Galleria Level to find out what's new for 2018 in Education, Laboratory Services, Instruments and the Retailer Support Program. MORE

It's a Thing: High-Profile Designers Talk About Heart-Shape Gemstone Jewelry
See AGTA Member, Featherstone Design featured in this article! Heart shapes inevitably inspire a wide range of emotions, from groan-and-eye-roll combinations among those opposed to the syrupy sweet symbol to happily surprised exclamations from those who like kitsch. MORE

Underwood's Fine Jewelers celebrates 60 years of business in December
Fayetteville Flyer
See AGTA Member, Underwood's Fine Jewelry featured in this article! A lot has changed since entrepreneur Bill Underwood opened his first jewelry store on Dickson Street in 1957. "All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley was a No. 1 hit on the radio. Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the White House. 12 Angry Men (the original version) Funny Face, and Old Yeller were playing at local theaters back then. MORE

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December Birthstone: Tanzanite
Original Eve
While working in education at Tiffany & Co., one of my primary job functions was to write the history of gemstones and diamonds from a Tiffany perspective. I painted Tiffany as the source of all gemstone enlightenment, knowledge, and culture. MORE

Celebrating the Fine Jewelry of Oscar Heyman
Elite Traveler
See AGTA Member, Oscar Heyman featured in this article! Oscar Heyman has been creating extraordinary fine jewelry since 1912. Now the brand is known as the "Jeweler's Jeweler" for showcasing the striking elegance of colorful gemstones and the beauty of women who wear them. MORE

Digital Marketing Trends Are Evolving: Here Are 4 Ways You Can Stay Relevant
Marketing has always been on the move in terms both of how it's both defined and executed. 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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