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Oct. 19, 2011

AGTA GemFair™Tucson 2012 Hotels Filling Up
We know you are planning to attend the annual AGTA GemFair™ Tucson in 2012, so now is the time to make hotel reservations as hotels are getting booked up and many will soon be sold out. The hotel reservation website for the AGTA GemFair™ Tucson is located at  AGTA negotiates preferred rates at several properties in Tucson for GemFair attendees. MORE


Pantone's Spring 2012 Colors
For spring 2012 designers are inspired by diverse influences, showcasing a range of styles and lifestyles, from free and playful and light and breezy, to contemporary classics. Colors likewise reflect these differing moods, encapsulating vivid brights, soft muted tones and fun-loving pastels.
"Consumers look to spring for renewed energy, optimism and the promise of a brighter day," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.

Top 10 Jewelry Trends 2012
In 2011 the jewelry tendencies showcased big, bold and chunky pieces. In 2012 the top 10 jewelry trends are all about classic pieces for the spring as well as natural pieces for the fall collection. 2012 will be all about sustainability, recycled, raw pieces that will range from classic to exotic.
…In addition Bright colors will also be a huge within jewelry industry and you can expect to see bold / unexpected color combinations. Large gemstones and natural geodes and crystals will also be so in...

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Intricate Fantasy

Effervescent 18K gold patterns accented with diamonds and sapphires delight the eye and hypnotize the mind. Yael Designs introduces the evolution of its popular Labyrinth Collection with new designs and shapes that are certain to capture your imagination! Click here to see MORE!

What jewelry on the interview can tell us

Last week, I sat down with AGTA Member Jennifer Gandia, co-owner of Greenwich Jewelers, to get her professional ideas about the important messages that a woman's jewelry can send. Greenwich Jewelers has been a long-time favorite jewelry boutique in New York City, started by Jennifer's parents over 30 years ago. MORE

Pearl Perfection
Christie's released results from their Tuesday October 18, 2011 Manhattan auction. The New York Magnificent Jewels lived up to its name. Amongst the 177 lots offered were the much lauded Vivid Yellow pear shaped diamond, all 32.77 carats of it. An anonymous buyer paid over $6.5 million dollars for the yummy sun drop stone. MORE

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AGTA eLearning Platform - Affordable Web-based Training

The American Gem Trade Association has developed an online eLearning Platform with the sole purpose of increasing the knowledge base of the front-line sales associate. With knowledge comes confidence and with confidence comes sales. Access to the platform is FREE to AGTA members for up to five associates, then only $25 per person. Click here for more details or non-member pricing.

American Gem Society Adds Two More to Keynote Line-Up for Conclave 2012
October 13, 2011, Las Vegas, NV. The American Gem Society has announced two more keynote speakers for the 2012 Conclave, which will be held at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami, Florida, April 25-28, 2012. MORE

INSTORE Launches The SMART Jewelry Show Dallas
(CHICAGO, IL) OCTOBER 17, 2011: INSTORE magazine today announces an addition to its show calendar with The SMART Jewelry Show Dallas, to be held on September 8 - 10, 2012 at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center. Educational conferences begin on September 7. MORE

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Madagascar: Mineral Industry Overview
Madagascar played a significant role in the world's production of ilmenite in 2009. The country was one of the world's top-ranked sapphire producers in early 2008. Starting in March 2008, gemstone production decreased precipitously because of the Government's ban on rough gemstone exports. Gemstone production decreased in other countries because of the worldwide economic crisis in late 2008 and 2009; Madagascar's significance to the world gemstone industry was unclear at the end of 2009. MORE

Social Media Policy: How to Get Started
For small business owners, creating a social media policy is an effective way to help your employees interact with customers, clarify your marketing messages and protect your credibility online. Let's look at how to create a social media policy. 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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