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Sept. 21, 2011
Ladies in Red at the Emmy Awards

TV’s leading ladies favored form-fitting silhouettes in strapless styles, and shimmering embellishment. Singular jewels rocked the Red Carpet, most notably daring drop earrings and bold cocktail rings flaunting luscious gems likes ruby, emerald, jade, coral, aquamarine, moonstone, and fancy sapphire and diamond. More

AGTA Spectrum Awards Deadline This Friday

The deadline for entries for the 2012 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ competition is this Friday, September 23rd.  All entry forms must be submitted by this date whether you are shipping your pieces to AGTA in Dallas or dropping off your piece at the New York City drop-off on October 4th at 48 W. 48th Street, Suite 800. MORE

Gemstones - More than just decorations
The Express Tribune
For centuries, gemstones have been presented to the wealthy and royalty as gifts. They have been used in coronations, carved into mausoleums, embellished on statues and used for healing MORE

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Intricate Fantasy

Effervescent 18K gold patterns accented with diamonds and sapphires delight the eye and hypnotize the mind. Yael Designs introduces the evolution of its popular Labyrinth Collection with new designs and shapes that are certain to capture your imagination! Click here to see MORE!

Survey: 80% of Hispanic Consumers to Buy Jewelry in Next Year
Some eight out of 10 Hispanic consumers will purchase fine jewelry in the next 12 months, according to a new survey by the Paso Robles, Calif.-based Jewelry Consumer Opinion Council. MORE

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AGTA GemCards and Brochures available in Spanish

The American Gem Trade Association has translated their GemCards and "Guide to Colored Gemstones" brochure into Spanish.  Click here for pricing.

GemClear Suspends Testing
GemClear, the independent NRC-licensed laboratory for the exempt distribution of irradiated gemstones, has suspended operations indefinitely. All customer gemstones have been processed and returned to their owners. MORE

Gems For A Giant
Business Standard
The World Land Trust (WLT) and Gemfields, an ethical coloured gemstones mining company, together with Jaguar Land Rover and the Gemological Institute of America (GIA India), have collaborated with the jewellery designers to raise funds for the conservation initiatives of the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) MORE

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Operating in over 40 locations and $1.2 billion in revenue, NTR Metals has quickly become the trusted, go-to company for precious metals refining. Contact us
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Small Cap Focus: Richland Resources
This is Money
Last month's sparkling set of interim results from Richland Resources reflected the root and branch transformation of the gemstones group under chief executive Bernard Olivier. MORE

The Mystery of Brazil's Biggest Jewelry Heist
The thieves left with cash, luxury watches, gold bars, sapphires, emeralds, rubies and diamonds. Loads of diamonds. According to the most optimistic estimates, the total amount of valuables taken was about $58.5 million. MORE

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Modern-industrial, medieval, fabulous, gorgeous, absolutely beautiful – Some words used to describe the cold-connected titanium and gold rings resulting from years of exploration and discovery. MORE
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Facebook Wants to be Big Among Small Businesses
USA Today
At Google, Sandberg served as vice president of global online sales and operations in a role that helped build the company's money-gushing search-advertising business.  Now, the chief operating officer at the world's largest social network wants the same for Facebook. MORE

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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.

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