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Jewelry and Industry
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Top 5 Engagement Ring Trends for 2018 »
  True or False: Valentine's Day is the most popular day of the year to pop the question. The answer is "False....
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Supplier Spotlight: KR Diamonds »
“The idea behind KR Diamonds is to provide U.S. jewelers with beautifully cut diamonds without taking the flight to Europe...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Retailer Spotlight: K.Jons Diamonds & Gems »
Stan Sherwin, CGA, and Mary Sherwin, RJ, are the owners of K.Jons Diamonds & Gems in Atascadero, CA. Stan first develo...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Omi Privé Wins 2018 Centurion Design Award »
(Los Angeles, CA—February 14, 2018) Omi Privé’s moonstone & sapphire ring was named recipient of the 2018 Centurion De...
Friday, February 9, 2018
Retailer Spotlight: Spicer Greene Jewelers »
The story of Spicer Greene Jewelers is one of opportunity and passion. With a desire to leave the hectic lifestyle of New...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Supplier Spotlight: Imagine Bridal »
For 40 years, Imagine Bridal has created beautiful jewelry and has earned a reputation for their incredible craftsmanship...
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
How to Rock Stackable Rings Like A Pro »
Article and photos courtesy of American Gem Society (AGS) member, Uneek Fine Jewelry.   Stackable rings are a...
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Tips from Jewelers Mutual: How to Clean Gold Jewelry the Right Way »
Jewelry has always been a part of human culture, as well as the need to keep it clean. When it comes to cleaning gold—whet...
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Pantone's Color of the Year: Ultra Violet »
For those who have a penchant for purple, you can thank Pantone ® for their Color of the Year 2018 choice: Ultra Violet (...
Monday, January 22, 2018
A Passion for Pink: Pink Diamonds & Pink Sapphires »
Article and photos courtesy of American Gem Society (AGS) member, Jeffrey Daniels Unique Designs and Gem Platinum. &n...
Monday, January 22, 2018
Supplier Spotlight: M. Geller LTD »
This month, the Spectra Update “Supplier Spotlight” is on Louis Price, COO of M. Geller LTD. M. Geller was founded i...
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Retailer Spotlight: Dell Williams Jewelers »
Since 1927, Dell Williams Jewelers has been serving the community of downtown Santa Cruz, California. This past November c...
Friday, December 8, 2017
Supplier Spotlight: ASBA USA, Inc. »
“Don’t sell something you don’t believe in,” is the best professional advice that Joshua (Josh) Israileff of ASBA USA, Inc...
Monday, November 20, 2017
Tips from Jewelers Mutual: Where to Keep the Engagement Ring Before Proposing »
One of the biggest (and exciting) decisions you’ll make in your life is to propose marriage. The two of you have discussed...
Monday, November 20, 2017
It's Only Natural »
Not all gemstones are minerals with a crystalline structure. In fact, some were formed through biological processes of liv...
Monday, November 20, 2017
Four Fun Jewelry Trends for the Holidays and Beyond »
It’s that time of year when we start thinking of those near and dear and begin to research some gifts for the holidays. Be...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Sustaining Firm Member Spotlight: TracTech Systems »
TracTech Systems was born out of necessity in 2003. The CEO of TracTech, Keven Peck, who for the past 30+ years has owned...
Monday, November 13, 2017
In Memoriam of William A. Argo, ECG »
Another AGS legend, William A. Argo, Emeritus Certified Gemologist, has passed away. Mr. Argo, of Argo & Lehne in Colu...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Retailer Spotlight: Michaels Jewelers »
We've decided to do something a little different for our Retailer Spotlight this month. In the article below, Lindsay Mich...
Friday, September 22, 2017
AGS Member Spotlight: ASBA USA, Inc. »
ASBA USA, Inc. is a prime supplier of Tahitian cultured pearls and finished diamond, colored stone, and cultured pearl jew...
Friday, September 22, 2017
The World of Colored Gems »
By Gleim the Jeweler   “ The jeweler allows me to wear the sapphire blue lake on my finger, emerald green le...
Friday, September 22, 2017
Tips from Jewelers Mutual: How to Ship Jewelry, According to Loss Prevention Experts »
Until the day transporters—like those used in Star Trek —become a reality, sending our valuable items over a great distan...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Interstellar Gemstones »
By Isabelle Corvin, CG, Staff Gemologist at Panowicz Jewelers   Gemstones are beautiful. Everyone knows that...
Friday, September 15, 2017
Retailer Spotlight: Adeler Jewelers »
In 1973, Jorge Adeler, his wife, Graciela, and their two daughters, Valentina and Wendy, came to the United States from Ar...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Tips from Jewelers Mutual: Ring Appraisal—What You Need to Know for Insurance »
When it comes to receiving a ring—whether you are newly engaged, celebrating a birthday, toasting an anniversary, or treas...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
The Mysteries of Moissanite »
What exactly is Moissanite? Is it a lab-grown or synthetic diamond substitute? Not at all. Moissanite is the name given...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Member Spotlight: Harry Kotlar »
Harry Kotlar produces some of the most sought-after designs and jewels in the world and we often see their most breathtaki...
Friday, July 21, 2017
Silver Shines On »
The popularity of silver jewelry never seems to ebb, as designers are finding new and artistic ways to style the affordabl...
Thursday, June 15, 2017
A Special Evening of Jewelry »
Each year during the American Gem Society's (AGS) annual conference, Conclave, we feature an exclusive event called the AG...
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Teardrops of the Moon: Pearls in Legends...and Trends »
Ancient Japanese legends told stories of mermaids and nymphs crying tears of pearls. When the Greek gods wept, they s...
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Tips from Jewelers Mutual: When and How to Make a Ring Smaller Without Resizing »
To resize or not to resize, that is the question. Our bodies do go through occasional changes, whether it's due to the wea...
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Proposal Shaping Up? Consider these Diamond Shapes »
By Donna Jolly, RJ You met the perfect person. You both like the same food, the same music, the same guilty pleasures...
Thursday, March 23, 2017
April is the Month of Brilliance »
Did we mention that the birthstone for April is a gem that’s near and dear to us? It’s the keystone of the American Gem So...
Thursday, March 23, 2017
The 2017 Pantone Color of the Year is... »
By Isabelle Corvin, CG, Staff Gemologist at Panowicz Jewelers Greenery! It has been some time since a green hue h...
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Understand a Diamond Grading Report with One Easy Tool »
Only My Diamond ® Makes Understanding the 4Cs Simple The month of April is upon us, which means it'll soon be tim...

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