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March 01, 2017
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Mark Your Calendars! New Day Pattern For The 2017 AGTA GemFair™ Las Vegas At The JCK Show
At AGTA GemFair™, it’s a jackpot every time! Win at the game and increase your profits by buying colored gemstones and cultured Pearls from AGTA Members! MORE

Holly Robinson Peete Shines Bright in the Lights of Times Square
In the legendary Times Square, Holly Robinson Peete, multi-talented actress, entrepreneur, author and philanthropist was featured on the Reuters Sign at 43rd St. and 7th Ave., wearing jewelry from the 2016 Summer AGTA Spectrum Awards™. MORE

5 Things That Were Hot in Tucson
National Jeweler
See AGTA Members, Mayer & Watt and Omi Gems featured in this article. The annual Tucson gem shows in February are a blessing for a number of reasons. MORE

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Top 10 Jewelry Looks at the Oscars
Instore Magazine
See AGTA Members, Gemfields and Tiffany & Co. featured in this article. The Oscars may have ended on an unusual note, but the looks on the red carpet were decidedly tasteful and traditional. MORE

WJA Announces 2017 Awards for Excellence Hall of Fame Honorees
Congratulations to the following AGTA Members; Days Jewelers, Hyde Park Jewelers, and Jewelers Vigilance Committee! The Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) has announced its Hall of Fame honorees for the association's annual Awards for Excellence gala, to be held Monday, July 24, 2017. MORE

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Gemstone Wholesaler Tim Roark Mixes Business With Friendships Across The Globe
Southern Jewelry News
See AGTA Member, Tim Roark, Inc. featured in this article. Tim Roark hadn’t traveled a lot as a child, but he always knew he wanted to. Then came the Vietnam War and Tim, just graduated from Yale University with a degree in history and economics that fed his desire to travel, was off to see the world. MORE

Jaipur, India: The Global Gem and Jewelry Power of the Pink City
GIA – AGTA Member
See AGTA Members, AG Gems, Real Gems, Inc., and RMC featured in this article. In the colored gemstone mine-to-market journey, there are major trading centers where rough is imported for cutting and then exported as finished stones. MORE

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Rounding Up the Top 4 Marketing Analytics Tools and How to Use Them
Business 2 Community
Measurement is the key to business success. Unless you monitor your company’s performance and key marketing metrics, there’s no way to identify the components in your strategy that need to be replaced, removed, or optimized. MORE

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