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April 02, 2014

Visit the AGTA Colored Gemstone Pavilion at the Smart Show Chicago
The Smart Show, at Chicago's famous Navy Pier, April 5-7, 2014, will feature an AGTA Pavilion filled with loose colored gemstones and cultured pearls. All exhibitors within the Pavilion are AGTA Members, which means that you can shop with confidence, knowing that they all have been vetted by the American Gem Trade Association. MORE

JVC Offers Webinar on Supply Chain Assurance for Gold and Tungsten
Jewelers Vigilance Committee - AGTA Member
The Jewelers Vigilance Committee will present Supply Chain Assurance for Gold and Tungsten, a free 45-minute webinar that explains the Dodd-Frank Act, and the steps suppliers must take to assure customers that minerals are conflict free. Suzan Flamm, JVC’s Senior Counsel, will be the webinar presenter.

The webinar will take place on April 7, 2014, 2-2:45 p.m. To register, click here. MORE

Merelani Mint
Roger Dery Gem Design - AGTA Member
As a faceter I have the opportunity to facet truly rare and intriguing gemstones. Some of you will remember a 10.84 ct Merelani Mint Garnet pictured below which was one of our entries into the 2014 AGTA Cutting Edge competition. I certainly enjoyed faceting this stone, but finished it was mesmerizing.MORE


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Bring it to Life with high quality single stones, matched pairs, and suites from Gem 2000.

Fine Brazilian, well cut gems with excellent clarity and color change in a great selection of singles and matched pairs. Fine Alexandrite melee, 2.5mm + also available.

For over 27 years, Gem 2000 has been importing fine gems from all world sources in a large range of materials, offering exceptional service and expertise to our customers.

Terra Antiqua: Fire and Water
Pala International, Inc. - AGTA Member
Farms and ranches and vacant (p)lots have a habit of producing mineral treasures. In 2007, a huge red spinel crystal was stumbled upon in a farmer's field in Mahenge, Tanzania, causing a commotion. In 2009, a North Carolina farmer plucked a two-inch square emerald from the ground. In 2012, a Sri Lankan farm was rushed by sapphire seekers.MORE

Graff Diamonds Unveils the $55 Million 'Hallucination' Multi-Colored Diamond Watch At Baselworld
Jewelry News Network
Graff Diamonds has set the stage for a one-of-kind unveiling during Baselworld's opening day. The first time exhibitor at the annual watch and jewelry fair will present the $55 million "Hallucination" ladies watch Thursday. The London-based diamond and jewelry firm says the timepiece covered in a kaleidoscope of 110 carats of rare fancy colored diamonds is "estimated to be the most valuable watch ever created."

April Birthstone: Diamond
American Gem Society - AGTA Member
As the April birthstone, diamonds are the ideal gift for a loved one. And now you have more choices than ever. Get creative and give the ultimate gift of beauty: a fancy-color diamond. Fancy-color diamonds are natural, rare and truly exotic gem of the earth.MORE

AGTA Members - Big rewards. Bigger savings. Apply for a new FedEx account.
FedEx makes it easy for our Members to ship and shop with the FedEx Advantage® discount program. New customers can earn a $25 American Express® gift card† by making three eligible shipments by May 15, 2014*. Open a new account today!

Enroll here or call 1-800-475-6708. Use passcode E25AAA for quick and easy enrollment.


Three Easy Tips For Effective Social Media Marketing
You've heard that social media marketing can lead to more loyal customers, more brand recognition, more repeat business, more... well, everything. But successes like these aren't instant or automatic. Effective social media marketing requires a great deal of effort. It isn't easy for small business owners-or anyone-to come up with a steady stream of pithy statements in 140 characters or less.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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