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November 3, 2022

Dynamic and Innovative Featured Speakers Announced for Conclave 2023

Conclave has long been known for its outstanding and innovative speakers and thought leaders who set the standard for educational excellence. We’re thrilled to announce the lineup of featured speakers, which further elevates that standard. The next Conclave will be held in Louisville, KY, May 1–3, just days before the famed Kentucky Derby. In addition to the Society’s recent announcement that Andre Agassi will lead a stellar list of Keynote speakers, the lineup now includes three leading national speakers for the Featured roster—subject matter experts known for delivering practical solutions that produce results. Terri Sjodin is the Featured speaker on

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Find a Jeweler Week is Back!

Retailer members: Are you looking for ways to get extra social media promotion during the holiday season? We invite you to join us for “Find a Jeweler Week,” December 5–9, 2022. It’s a week-long Instagram campaign where we create carousel posts with images of beautiful member jewelry! For even more exposure, we’ll cross-promote your photos on Facebook and Twitter, and we’re creating a Pinterest board called “Find a Jeweler Week.” How can you participate? Send up to three images, along with their descriptions, for a chance to be featured! The deadline to submit your images is Monday, November 28th. Ready

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Supplier Spotlight: Izi Creations

Izidor Kamhi grew up in Istanbul, Turkey. His parents sent him to the United States for college, where he studied mechanical engineering. While there, he met his wife (of 40 years!) and began working for her family’s jewelry manufacturing business after school. He worked in the shop, learning how to create fine jewelry—he even traveled as one of their salesmen. In 1992, Izidor ventured out on his own and started Izi Creations. “I found I had a passion for color stones; I loved playing with all sorts of designs that involved color,” says Izi. “I have traveled all over the

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Wells Fargo Discount Rate Adjustment effective November 23, 2022

By Wells Fargo Retail Services Wells Fargo would like to thank the AGS community for your business and support of the American Gem Society credit card program. We are committed to helping you succeed financially by providing competitive rates along with a high level of service. Recent economic pressures have caused major interest rate indexes to increase over the past year. When these rates increase, funding costs to banks increase as well, resulting in an adjustment to your discount rates. The Price Sheet that follows details your new discount rates, effective November 23, 2022. We value your business and look

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Fun Facts About December Birthstones

December is a month known for celebrations and gifts. If you were born in December, you have the fun of choosing between three beautiful birthstones. The December birthstones are turquoise, tanzanite, and zircon. Each has a distinctive beauty that makes them special. Here are a few December birthstone facts. Fun Facts About Turquoise Turquoise is one of the oldest gemstones, making it a popular choice for jewelry for centuries. Queens and the ancient Egyptians enjoyed them. The word “turquoise” dates back to the 13th century, drawing from the French expression “pierre tourques,” which referenced the “Turkish stone,” brought to Europe

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