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August 10, 2016
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Color, Your Key to Success
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August's Birthstones - Peridot and Spinel
Peridot is treasured in Hawaii as the goddess Pele's tears. MORE

August babies, you've got a NEW birthstone--Meet the spinel!
A Matter of Brilliance
If your birthday is in August, you know your birthstone as the periodot. MORE

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Pink and Passion in 2016 AGTA Spectrum Awards
Indesign Jewelry
During the contest's Media Preview Day in New York in late July, I kept looking at the entire selection of hundreds of entries- and wondering if the plethora of pastel pinks was a result of Pantone naming Rose Quartz as one of 2016's "Color of the Year." MORE

AGTA Best of Show goes to suite of demantoid garnets
Jewellery Business
For the second year in a row, the top spot at American Gem Trade Association's (AGTA's) went to cut gemstones. MORE

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Austin Fine Jewelry Designer Recognized With 3 International Awards in 3 Months
Austin-based jewelry designer and AGTA Member, Zoltan David, continues to make history in the fine jewelry industry with his unique style and artistry and sweeps several of the most prestigious awards in multiple categories. MORE

Success In An Insta: AR Jeweler's Sales Jump After Adding Instagram
The Centurion
Laura Stanley of Stanley Jewelers Gemologists decided to up her Instagram game. MORE

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Fashion Trend Report 10 of 10: Long Drop Earrings for Lengthy Silhouettes
Know the styles and necklines of clothes in the season ahead to offer the right jewelry in store. MORE

Marketing and the Media: Tips for Utilizing Social Media Marketing
The Huffington Post
Social media took the world by storm after the creation of Facebook. MORE

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