The American Gem Trade Association showcased a variety of its colored gemstone–related products and services at The JCK Show ~ Las Vegas 2005 in June. Among them were two outstanding tools for the retail jeweler.
The AGTA Birthstone Collection offers 20 royalty-free photographic images including garnet, amethyst, aquamarine, emerald, cultured pearl, cultured-pearl strands, ruby, peridot, blue and pink sapphire, black and fire opal, citrine, yellow topaz, blue zircon, and tanzanite. It’s available for anyone who needs photographs for Web sites, advertisements, direct mail, or in-store promotions, and costs $75.
The AGTA Source Directory is a reference guide designed to help locate particular gemstones, jewelry, products and services. It provides easier access to gemstones and colored-gem jewelry from suppliers that subscribe to AGTA rules and regulations. The AGTA Source Directory is available in two formats, printed or on CD.