The foremost benefit of Membership is the greater level of confidence your customer gains knowing that you uphold the highest standards and ethics by belonging to the AGTA. AGTA Membership does have its privileges. The AGTA delivers products and services to help grow your colored gemstone and cultured pearl business.


AGTA Identification
Increase customer confidence by proudly promoting your AGTA Membership. AGTA supplies each Member with a certificate, window clings and the AGTA logo. AGTA Members are encouraged to display their certificate and window clings and to use the AGTA Member logo on business invoices, memos, business stationery, advertisements, web, etc.


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AGTA eLearning Platform
One of the primary missions of the American Gem Trade Association is to provide information and education to help sell more colored gemstones and cultured pearls.  AGTA also believes that the greatest need for this education exists on the front lines with the sales associates who work directly with the consumer.  With this in mind, AGTA has created an online elearning platform to provide quality, affordable educational modules on colored gemstones and pearls. 

As a benefit of membership in AGTA, each member company will get five FREE registered users. Additional staff members will be $25 per person.  Non-member companies can get an annual subscription to the platform for $350 for up to five staff members, then $75 per additional staff member.  For larger companies, please contact our Membership Manager – instructor@agta.org – for volume pricing.


Education
The AGTA GemFair™ Tucson Seminar Recordings contain seminars from GemFair Tucson on a variety of subjects by some of the industry’s leading speakers. The format is in a new technology that combines audio recording synched with the presenter's PowerPoint presentation. As a Member benefit, AGTA Members receive free access to the Seminars through our eLearning platform. To register for access to the seminars, simply follow this link.

Seminar Flashdrive


Retail Kit**
AGTA Retail Members receive a fantastic point of sale display. Contents include:

  • a 3 slot display case
  • two brochures: A Guide to Colored Gemstones and Gemstone Enhancements: What You Should Know


Add More Color To Your Life Retailer and Appraiser Locator**
AGTA's fashion driven web site addmorecolortoyourlife.com is dedicated to educating the consumer about colored gemstones and cultured pearls. The site features the hottest trends, gemstone-adorned celebrities and your company. Retail and Appraiser Members are featured on the "Find a Gem Professional" page on addmorecolortoyourlife.com.


**Retail Member Exclusives

Point of Sale Products
Colored gemstone sales begin with AGTA Marketing Products. Members receive preferred pricing on our large variety of marketing materials including the Birthstone Collection GemCards and stock photography program. Please click here to view and order products.


AGTA Online Community
With the importance of social media today, AGTA has created an online community strictly for its Members. This platform was designed to help Members network and communicate with the intention of helping grow their businesses, especially in the colored gemstone and pearl categories.

Looking for ideas to boost sales? Have questions about specific gemstones? Looking for a rare gemstone? Just want to meet more like-minded businesspeople? Then try the AGTA Community. It essentially recreates the comfortable and risk free atmosphere people enjoy at AGTA GemFair ™ Tucson and our pavilion at the JCK Las Vegas Show.

This is completely FREE to all AGTA Member companies and their employees. So join the online AGTA Community today! Visit www.AGTACommunity.com to register.


New AGTA Retail Tool Kit
To assist AGTA members in selling more color, AGTA has developed a professionally designed, cohesive marketing campaign for retailers. This kit contains customizable artwork for print, billboard, web banners, signage and direct mail. Check out the details here.


Red Carpet Opportunities

AGTA invites you to showcase your jewelry in the AGTA Collection™ in Jewelry Styling Suites at the Academy Awards®, Emmys and the Golden Globe® Awards. Expose your jewelry to top celebrities and their stylists who will select jewelry to wear to these events and associated parties. Garner media exposure with Hollywood’s most important fashion influencers.

What You Get with Participating:

  • Awareness for your brand among Hollywood’s influential groups and opportunities for your designs to be worn by a celebrity
  • Jewelry and a Style Expert will showcase your pieces to celebrities, stylists, guests and media via one-on-one appointments
  • Your brand will be noted in a pre-event media alert and a post-event press release covering what was worn at each event
  • Photos of celebrities/influencers interacting and trying on your jewelry
  • Potential red carpet and other multi-platform media mentions of your brand
  • Excitement generation via a look book of pieces provided to each attending celebrity and stylist – which has resulted in many post-show opportunities in magazines, television and movies
  • Security and insurance for event and celebrity wear

Contact our Marketing Manager at marketing@agta.org 800-972-1162 or to reserve your spot now.


Prism and ePrism
Our quarterly Newsletter, Prism and weekly eblasts, ePRISM, keep Members informed about all the hot topics surrounding our industry, gemstone and jewelry fashion and the AGTA. An annual highlight of Prism is the full-color photo spread of AGTA Spectrum Awards™ winners e. Please click here to see our latest edition of Prism. Click here to see our latest news.


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Source Directory
The AGTA Source Directory makes it easy for gemstone and jewelry professionals to get the information they need to purchase gemstones, jewelry, products and services from ethical and reliable suppliers─ AGTA Members! This is a powerful tool that gives industry contacts access to a valuable network of fellow gemstone professionals. Over 20,000 copies are distributed! AGTA Members receive a FREE listing in this invaluable resource as well as a complimentary copy. To receive your copy of the AGTA Source Directory click here.

 


Online Source Directory
The AGTA has developed a searchable, web-based Source Directory that will make it easier for buyers to find AGTA Members and their products online. The site includes all of the pertinent contact information and product listings from the printed AGTA Source Directory. This new site is more dynamic, updated more often and gives you quick information right over the internet. Users can search the following fields below to locate an AGTA Member:

  • Company Name
  • City
  • Country
  • Products and Services
  • State/Province
  • Country
  • Last Name
  • Gemstone


Click here to Search Now!


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Health and Business Insurance Programs

assochealth We have partnered with Association Health Programs to bring you an exclusive health and business insurance program.  Due to this relationship, we are pooled with over 300 national associations (2.5 million members), which allows us the opportunity to provide A-rated insurance companies, knowledge of products, rate stability, buying power, and hands on service otherwise not available. Click here for more infromation.


Money-Saving Programs
Through AGTA, our Members have access to top-tiered programs to grow their business and enhance their success. Members can take advantage of our newest Member Benefit with Bank of America Credit and Debit Card Processing Solutions. Or contact our insurance program for a free quote on coverage. Click on the links for more information.

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Gemological Institute of America Savings
AGTA Members now receive a 10% savings when enrolling in a Distance Education Course or related lab classes at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). GIA's Distance Learning program is comprised of at-home course work and/or lab and online courses, covering colored gemstones, diamonds and jewelry sales.

American Gemological Laboratories Discount
AGTA Members receive a 10% discount on any gemstone reports from the American Gemological Laboratories.
Phone: (212) 704-0727
Fax: (212) 764-7614
Email: agl@aglgemlab.com

Trade Shows
By joining the AGTA, qualified Members are eligible to exhibit in AGTA trade shows including the premiere colored gemstone event AGTA GemFair™ Tucson, AGTA GemFair™ Las Vegas, and the JA Summer Show.

Exclusive Advertising Opportunities
Exclusive Advertising Opportunities
AGTA Members receive exclusive advertising opportunities in the AGTA Source Directory, Prism, ePRISM and the Official Show Directory for AGTA GemFair™ Tucson.

 

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