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September 21, 2016
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VIDEO: Color, Your Key To Success!
"We always purchase a lot at AGTA GemFair Tucson. In business, profit is not a dirty word. I have to earn a living somewhere and it is becoming increasingly harder with diamonds but colored gemstones provide a healthy margin." – Jay Mednikow, J.H. Mednikow & Co. MORE

One of October's Birthstones: Tourmaline
Add More Color To Your Life
Tourmaline's name comes from the Sinhalese tura mali, which means "mixed stone." MORE

AGTA Announces Board Election Results
The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) has announced the results of its annual election for its board of directors. MORE

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Second Jewelry Industry Summit Planned for Tucson
National Jeweler
The Jewelry Industry Summit, created to address sustainability and responsible sourcing, has set its second meeting for Jan. 29 and 30 at the Tucson Convention Center. MORE

17 Gorgeous Engagement Rings with Colored Gems
See AGTA Member Yael Designs. Nothing will make your engagement ring stand out more than a beautiful colored gem instead of a traditional diamond MORE

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Secrets of the Gem Trade, Second Edition by Richard W. Wise
Palagems - AGTA Member
Gemstone aficionados are anticipating the November release of the second edition of Richard W. Wise's Secrets of the Gem Trade: The Connoisseur's Guide to Precious Gemstones. MORE

2016 TJA Convention September 24-26, 2016
Texas Jewelers Association
Don't, delay, call today and secure the TJA Convention Rates MORE

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Tiffany Cultivates the Most Passion Among Social Media Users: NetBase
Luxury Daily
Luxury brands should continue to push their social media strategies to combat the pervasiveness of Amazon, as it maintains the highest mentioned brand passion, according to a report by NetBase. MORE

Andrea Hill: Busting the Myths of Sales Made Through Social Media
Despite constant study of and reporting about social media sales, there continues to be misunderstanding about how social media really works and what expectations we should have of it. MORE

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