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November 18, 2015
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A Toast to AGTA GemFair Tucson
AGTA GemFair Tucson dates are February 2 – 7, 2016 at the Tucson Convention Center. MORE

WJA debuts grant honoring Charlotte Preston
National Jeweler
The Women's Jewelry Association has announced a new member grant in honor of the late Charlotte Preston. MORE

Royal Blood: A Color Comparison
Pala International - AGTA Member
The problem was defined in a joint SSEF/Gübelin Gem Lab press release. "Pigeon's blood red" and "royal blue" historically have referred to stones of specific, saturated hues and of high quality. But, given that the terms could tend to enhance the value of stones, it has been tempting to employ them in an "inflationary" and "ambiguous" manner, absent an international standard.

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Behind The Scenes with Oscar Heyman
Oscar Heyman has been part of the JCK Community for years and you can discover the magic in their collections first hand at LUXURY and LUXURY Privé. Oscar Heyman maintains its own tool-and-die shop, alloys its own metals, and shepherds each piece from inception through completion.

Science Friday Night: Kaleidoscope of American Gems Exhibit Preview
Tellus Science Museum
Join us in The Vault for the opportunity to mingle with Shelly Sergent, curator of the "Somewhere in the Rainbow" gem collection, and be one of the first to tour the new exhibit! MORE

On the Trail of Africa's Hidden Gems with GIA's Field Gemologists
GIA - AGTA Member
Join GIA's field gemologists as they trek through the gem mining areas of Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, and Mozambique. This short video reveals the diverse character of colored gemstone mining in East Africa, running the gamut from small-scale artisanal workings to big mechanized mines run by multinational companies. MORE

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The New Cool of Pearls ... 2 Years Later
Instore Magazine
When I recently reread a blog I wrote here several years ago, called "The New Cool of Pearls," I was immediately struck by the realization that today's trending pearl jewelry isn't what I was referring to back in July '13. MORE

Fashion Forward
American Airlines Celebrated Living Magazine
"Pearls are back in a big way for fall, and we saw them in many different ways on the runway. We loved them in modern architectural shapes like at Stella McCartney and mixed with metal at Jason Wu; on oversized broaches and multiple earrings up on one ear at Balenciaga; or taken to the extreme at Givenchy, where pearls adorned the face." MORE

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AGTA Announces 2016 Spectrum Award Winners
Jewellery Net Asia
The American Gem Trade Association recently announced the winners of its Spectrum Awards for 2016. The annual competition is regard by many, including myself, as the world's top coloured gemstone and cultured pearl design competition. It not only spotlights the best in coloured gemstone jewellery, but serves as a way to gauge colour and gem trends in fine jewellery. MORE

The 4 Easiest Ways to Supercharge Your Social-Media Marketing
When two out of three Internet users across the world is active on social media, you don't need much of an introduction to how all pervasive this medium has become in the last decade. The average American spends 2.7 hours every day on social media. Need I go on? 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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