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December 2, 2021

Supplier Spotlight: Joshua J Fine Jewelry

Forty years ago, Joshua Javaheri, president of Joshua J Fine Jewelry, became fascinated with the jewelry trade and design, and fell in love with diamonds while helping out at his family’s jewelry store. He joined the family business after high school and eight years later, ventured out and began his own business. Joshua attributes much of his success to a lot of hard work, making the right decisions, and remaining humble. Joshua J Fine Jewelry joined the AGS community because they believe that their membership is one way they can support the mission of ethical business practices and consumer protection.

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Singing the Blues

By Danielle Barber, Suna Bros. I’ve got a bad case of the winter blues. December heralds shorter days and longer nights. There’s a chill in the air and frost underfoot as planet earth tilts on its axis while twirling around the sun. But my kind of winter blues refers to two frosty-hued gemstones: blue zircon and tanzanite. December babies, celebrate! The last month on the calendar offers the largest birthstone selection, all of which happen to be in my favorite color…blue. Zircon offers an unexpected palette of cherry, amber, golden, green, and clear gems, but its electric blue is the

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Take Your Education to the Next Level

Apply for a Scholarship from the Young Titleholders The AGS Young Titleholders (YTs) are proud to offer two educational scholarships that can help advance your education and build your skills. AGS Way Course The AGS Way course is the online, core credentialing course for the American Gem Society (AGS). It explores the rich history of AGS, what it means to be an AGS member and titleholder, the AGS brand and marketing your membership, grading and appraisal standards, standards for ethics, cut grading, as well as preparation for the 2-Diamond Practical Exam, and how to tie it all together to make

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Conclave Keynotes That Will Help Reignite Your Passion for Success

What do you get when you combine Conclave 2022’s three Keynote speakers? An invaluable recipe for success! Experience these dynamic speakers who will provide tactical advice, refuel your motivation, and leave you feeling energized, April 25-27 in Oklahoma City, OK. Conclave kicks off on Monday, April 25 with Marcus Lemonis, followed by Molly Fletcher on Tuesday, April 26, and then closing with Cameron Hughes on Wednesday, April 27. Marcus Lemonis Best known for breathing life back into struggling small businesses on CNBC’s The Profit, Marcus Lemonis is more than a TV personality, he is a successful entrepreneur, advocate and philanthropist.

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