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February 15, 2017
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Color Proves a Success at the 2017 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson
The 2017 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson was held at the Tucson Convention Center, January 31 – February 5, 2017. MORE

Video: 2016 Summer AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Gala Presentation
Click here to view the presentation video from the 2016 Summer AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Gala that was held on February 4, 2017. Mark your calendars for the 2017 Spectrum Awards™! The entry deadline is June 30, 2017 and the New York Drop-Off will be held July 11, 2017. Click here for more information on the 2017 AGTA Spectrum Awards™. MORE

The Spectacular Treasures Of The AGTA GemFair™ Tucson
Diamonds in the Library
See AGTA Members, Columbia Gem House, Crevoshay, Dallas Prince, Erica Courtney, BHI Campbellian Collection, Omi Prive, Inner Circle, Inc., Kimberly Collins Colored Gems, Naomi Sarna Designs and American Pearl Company featured in this article. This year was my very first time visiting the famous Tucson gem shows and I went straight to the top: to the crème de la crème of the colored gemstone and cultured pearl market at the legendary AGTA GemFair™. MORE

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“Tucson Report” Presented by Kusam Malhotra
GIA Alumni – Washington D.C. Chapter
See AGTA Member, K&K International featured in this article. Kusam will discuss the current gem prices, what was new in Tucson, new treatment findings and related topics that affect the overall global gem markets MORE

Colored Gemstones Are Simply Spectacular
See AGTA Members, Oscar Heyman, Arya Esha, Omi Prive, Jane Taylor, Yael Designs, James Breski, and Goshwara featured in this article. Is there anything more spectacular than colored gemstones? MORE

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Record-Setting Pearl Sales Expected To Continue As Industry Sees Revived Interest
Luxury Daily
Demand, the environment and escalations in the South China Sea have driven the market value of pearls up and pricing is expected to quickly outpace non-diamond gemstones as supplies become compromised. MORE

The Young Titleholders at Conclave
American Gem Society – AGTA Member
From AGS Spectra 2017 Winter volume, "The Young Titleholder (YT) mission is to encourage the growth and development of young, driven professionals while building connections and a voice among the next generation of American Gem Society leaders. There is no better place to connect than at the American Gem Society Conclave." MORE

Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston, Debuts New Book Exploring History Of Oscar Heyman Jewelers
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), announces the publication of Oscar Heyman: The Jewelers’ Jeweler, the first illustrated history of AGTA Member, Oscar Heyman & Brothers, a firm that has designed meticulously crafted adornments for some of America’s most elite jewelry houses since 1912. MORE

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Best in Show: NY Now Edition
See AGTA Member, little h featured in this article. "Wait—you literally slice the pearls in half? By hand? Isn’t that nerve-racking?" That was my initial response to seeing the Pearl Geode collection from Little H Jewelry at the NY Now show in New York earlier this week. MORE

Six Social Media Marketing Trends To Stay On Top Of In 2017
There is a service component to social media marketing now: Social media platforms are morphing into a communication channel where companies can provide customer service, while the customers can in turn offer their feedback and opinions. MORE

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