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Dec. 13, 2017
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Bring Your Vision to Life: 2018 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson CAD Studio
AGTA Tucson GemFair
The CAD Design Studio is a full-service studio that can transform your loose gemstone or cultured pearl purchase to a one-of-a-kind design. MORE

Longtime AGTA Member Bill Barker Passes
Bill Barker, founder of Barker & Co, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his loved ones. MORE

Avi Raz of A&Z Pearls Set to Retire
National Jeweler
See AGTA Member, A & Z Pearls featured in this article! After 36 years in business, Avi Raz of A&Z Pearls has decided to retire and close his business. MORE

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Inventive and Imaginative, Ultra Violet Lights the Way to what is yet to come.
A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. MORE

In Jewelry, Matching Just Isn't Cool Any More
New York Times
Move over matchy-matchy: Fashion's trend for bold mash-ups of contrasting prints and colors is making its way into the world of jewelry. MORE

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The Show Wars Have Started
The Retail Jeweler
This past week (December 6th) AGTA Gem Fair announced it would move from the JCK Show in 2019 to the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). MORE

One of January's Birthstones: Garnet
Add More Color to Your Life
Break open a pomegranate: see the tiny glossy red seeds? Now you can see why garnet comes from the Latin name of pomegranate, granatum. MORE

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Sell with a Story: Famous Aquamarines
Stuller - AGTA Member
See AGTA Members, Michael M. Dyber, John Dyer, and Naomi Sarna featured in this article! Aquamarine has an irresistible color that ranges from a pale blue to a light teal. MORE

Precious Gems Bear Messages From Earth's Molten Heart
New York Times
We may covet gemstones for their beauty, but their real value lies in what they tell scientists about the extreme forces at work deep underground. MORE

59 Alternative Engagement Rings for the Non-Traditional Bride
Harper's Bazaar
See AGTA Members, Bayco Gem Corporation, Greenwich Jewelers, and Tiffany & Co. featured in this article! In dreaming about your engagement ring, a simple solitaire rarely comes to mind. MORE

The Secret to Successful Content-Marketing In 2018 Is Having a Strategy, So Get One.
With only a few weeks remaining before we bid 2017 goodbye, now is the time to finalize marketing strategies for the coming year. MORE

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