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Visit the AGTA Colored Gemstone Pavilion at the Smart Show
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The Smart Show, at Chicago's famous Navy Pier, April 2-4, will feature an AGTA Pavilion filled with loose colored gemstones and cultured pearls. All exhibitors within the Pavilion are AGTA members, which means that you can shop with confidence, knowing they all have been vetted by the American Gem Trade Association. More

See You in Baltimore...

Thank you for making the Buyers Market your source of handmade-in-America art gifts and jewelry. Next show: July 11-13, 2011, Baltimore. Mark your calendar!

Bidding opens for mining of Kashmir sapphires
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Kashmir sapphires could be making a comeback in international markets, with the state government floating a global tender for extraction of the gemstones from Paddar Valley in the Kishtwar District in India. The sapphires are renowned for their clarity, transparency and unique peacock blue color, and are usually used for high-value jewelry. More

The big question
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For many women, it's one of the most important and significant pieces of jewelry they'll get in a lifetime — the engagement ring. Not only is it a symbol of love and promise, but it is the single piece of jewelry that is worn day in and day out. Here's a list of five trends in engagement rings. More

2011 JCK Jewelers' Choice Awards
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This year, more than 16,000 votes were tallied in 44 categories. The awards began with 294 entries. The grand prize winner was the Marquesa Collection by Bellarri bracelet, a stained-glass–like creation boasting 50-plus carats of pink tourmaline, rhodolite garnet, citrine, amethyst, peridot, green tourmaline, blue topaz and diamonds. More

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.

Flato belt necklace for sale at Basel show
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High-end watches won't be the only pieces to dazzle at the upcoming BaselWorld show, scheduled to take place later this month in Switzerland. Siegelson, a New York-based purveyor of high-end and rare jewelry, has announced that it will be selling an iconic piece of 20th century American jewelry at the show: a circa 1935 aquamarine and ruby belt necklace designed by the late Paul Flato, the celebrity jeweler of the 1930s and 1940s who counted Hollywood legends such as Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich and Vivien Leigh among his clientele. More

Suisse watch: Baselworld 2011 preview
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Excitement is brewing for the Baselworld 2011 World Watch and Jewelry Show, held March 24–31 in Basel, Switzerland. Italian jeweler Antonini will bring selections from a new one-off colored-stone collection, Extraordinary Pieces, including emerald and pink tourmaline drop earrings for $174,240 and pink or blue sapphire and diamond rings for roughly $45,000 each. More

AGTA Colored Gemstone Pavilion at The Smart Jewelry Show

Looking for hot colored gemstones and pearls? Visit the AGTA Colored Gemstone Pavilion at The Smart Jewelry Show at the Navy Pier in Chicago, April 2-4. Receive a $200 rebate on a first-time AGTA membership with any purchase of $200 or more from an AGTA member. Buy Smart. Buy Safe.

7 levels of social media engagement
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There are seven stages to social media engagement — from shallow monitoring to deep peer to peer economies. How deep is the rabbit hole of social media? Is your organization doing the minimum it can do, or is it quite advanced? This process identifies the steps from shallow engagement, such as just monitoring, to full engagement including co-creating products and services. More

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