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Dec. 27, 2017
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Diamondoodles x AGTA Member Spotlight: Colorline, Inc.
Corundum is the gemstone family composed of rubies and sapphires. MORE

Visit the Designer & Manufacturer Pavilion during the 2018 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson
These designers are the hottest ticket in town offering new and innovative one-of-a-kind designs, or classic looks that never go out of style. MORE

Avi Raz of A&Z Pearls Honored with Excellence in Service Award; Ready to Start a New Chapter
A&Z Pearls - AGTA Member
Avi Raz, founder and owner of A&Z Pearls, is honored to be a 2017 recipient of the Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California's Excellence in Service award. MORE

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6 Important Developments in the Gem Market This Year
National Jeweler
See AGTA Member, Gemworld International, Inc. and others featured this year! The colored gemstone sector can change so quickly, and a year can bring many new developments that alter the landscape of the market. MORE

Jewelers of America Releases 2017 Fine Jewelry Industry Consumer and Retail Market Study
PR Newswire
Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, released the results of its US consumer and retail research study conducted by Provoke Insights. MORE

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Supplier Spotlight: ASBA USA, Inc.
American Gem Society – AGTA Member
See AGTA Member, ASBA USA, Inc. featured in this article! "Don't sell something you don't believe in," is the best professional advice that Joshua (Josh) Israileff of ASBA USA, Inc. MORE

Exhibition Review: Gemstone Carvings: The Masterworks of Harold Van Pelt
GIA - AGTA Member
World renowned for their gem photography, Harold and Erica Van Pelt are no strangers to beauty, accuracy, and integrity. Harold Van Pelt has applied the same principles to gemstone carving for more than 40 years. MORE

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Ecommerce Maybe A Key for Jewelers to Unlock Business in 2018
The Retail Jeweler
The year 2017 was not a good year especially for large brick and mortar stores. MORE

Precious Gems Reveal Priceless Knowledge
The Bulletin
Around 1920, Justo Daza, an experienced mine worker, and Fritz Klein, a mining engineer, were scrambling over the steep mountainside terraces of Chivor, a legendary emerald site in northeast Colombia. MORE

The Empowering Art Deco Jewelry of Jean Fouquet
The Adventurine
If there is one jewelry trend I am certain will be huge in 2018, it's empowering jewelry. The look got underway this summer with the release of Wonder Woman and the cuff revival. MORE

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