Who Belongs to the AGTA?

Our members come from all corners of the industry. Over 1,000 members strong, AGTA brings together leading colored gemstone and cultured pearl wholesale industry professionals, retail jewelers, colored diamond dealers, estate jewelers, laboratories, appraisers, manufacturers, and associated industry professionals, all who share a passion for colored gemstones and, above all, a respect for the most demanding Code of Ethics in the jewelry industry.

Discover how being an AGTA Member can help your colored gemstone business thrive and further enhance your business in an increasingly competitive environment.

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Grow Your Business

Unquestionably colored gemstones and cultured pearls are the fastest growing and most profitable categories in retail. Whether you are a wholesale or retail operator, the AGTA has opportunities for you to dramatically grow your business and add to your bottom line. 

Our trade shows are vibrant and growing. Perfect opportunities for exhibitors and buyers alike to come together. Point of sale materials, stock photography, educational resources, advertising opportunities and the largest and most comprehensive social media network in the industry provides you, as a member, an array of vehicles to drive your business to the next level.

AGTA Brings Color to the Marketplace

Our AGTA GemFairs™, in Tucson and Las Vegas, deliver to the industry the most comprehensive selection of natural colored gemstones, cultured pearls and color intensive designer jewelry.  Because of our reputation as the tradeshows for color, AGTA GemFairs™ attract every industry market segment, including wholesalers, retailers, designers, and manufacturers.  Nowhere else will you find more buying power and more product concentrated in one location over a six-day period then at an AGTA GemFair™.

For exhibitors, because we are member-driven show, our booth prices are the most competitive of any show in the industry, and we average nearly 30 buying companies per exhibiting companies at every show.

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Find Your Buyers &
Let Your Buyers Find You

Source Directory

Live online and printed and shipped every two years to over 10,000 industry professionals, all AGTA Members are featured in what is literally the Yellow Pages for colored gemstones. Considered by most supplier members as the most important member benefit, the AGTA Source Directory can put your name and business in front of thousands of potential clients daily. If you are searching for a special gemstone, the Source Directory provides literally one-stop shopping. 


AGTA PRISM is the quarterly magazine of the association.  With a distribution of over 8,000 via mail and more during trade shows, this publication is an excellent way to maximize your advertising dollars!  PRISM is cost-effective and reaches across the industry.


Our electronic newsletter, distributed to over 20,000 industry professionals every week, is an excellent medium for AGTA Members looking for advertising opportunities at shockingly low prices.  Members with interesting stories can have their business featured at no cost in our weekly distribution.

Social Media Exposure

As an AGTA Member, you can connect with over 100,000 followers on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter through our “Daily Gem” Campaign.  Supply us with the photos and we can feature you as often as every month on AGTA social media accounts.

Save On Your Bottom Line

FedEx Shipping Program

FedEx offers AGTA Members the best rate in the jewelry industry!  With discounted shipping rates and a high-value shipping program, this FedEx benefit is a must-have for your business. 

GIA Discount

Save 10% on all GIA Distance Educational Course.

AGL Discount

Save 10% on all gemstone reports.

Insurance Program

AGTA has partnered with AHP to offer our members comprehensive insurance packages – from healthcare to business services to life insurance, AHP can guide you through the maze of insurance options. 

Office Depot Discount

Save on thousands of items that keeps your business going every day.

Rental Car Discount

Receive discounted rates from Avis and Budget.

Make a Difference for Your Industry
& Your Customers

While AGTA is a family of U.S. and Canadian companies, our industry includes the whole world. AGTA Members give back to our industry by supporting charitable organizations, doing ground-work for special projects, partnering with local governments on working conditions, and offering a legacy of social responsibility that is meaningful to our businesses, our customers, and our community.

Silicosis Project

2018, AGTA initiated a project to combat the rise of silicosis that has led to the health concerns within the colored gemstone industry. A task force traveled to India to implement protocols in local factories.

Hurricane Harvey

2017, AGTA donated $12,000 to provide shelter for people forced from their homes after Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston.

Sri Lankan Homes

2017, AGTA members funded the building of twenty-six homes in Sri Lanka in aftermath of devastating flooding in the island nation.

Scotty Woodward Classic 5K

For 38 years, AGTA has supported the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Arizona, in honor of our friend, Scotty Woodward. Through the Scotty Woodward Classic 5k and the Coyote Classic Golf Tournament, AGTA Members and GemFair attendees can enjoy some time in the Tucson sun, while donating to this worthy cause.  You can support the Special Olympics anytime by donating here.

Add More Color to Your Life

From Retail Kits to educational seminars and high resolution stock photography, AGTA helps you add more color to the world and sell more colored gemstones and cultured pearls!

Retail Kit featuring Point-of-Sale Materials Provided FREE to AGTA Members

  • AGTA Membership Certificate
  • AGTA Window Cling
  • AGTA Acrylic Showcase Block
  • 13 sets of 25 Gem Cards
  • 3 Acrylic Display Stands
  • 25 Gemstone Enhancement Brochures
  • 25 Pearl Brochures
  • 25 A Guide to Colored Gemstones Brochures


Stay up to date on all of the top industry trends from the annual AGTA GemFair Tucson Seminar Series. The seminar series is sent for FREE to all AGTA Members after the show!

Non-Member can request the AGTA GemFair Tucson Seminar Series flash drives for $50.

High Resolution Stock Photography

Access over (300) stock-photos of professionally-taken colored gemstones and jewelry to use on your website, advertising materials or promotional items.  AGTA Members receive 15 images a year for FREE! Non-members can purchase the images for a nominal fee.  Click here to access our images.

Join & Receive a Free AGTA Spectrum Awards Entry

The AGTA Spectrum Awards™ is the benchmark for design excellence in the world of colored gemstones and cultured pearls. Each year, AGTA Spectrum Awards™ winners set the standard for beauty and innovation, launch trends, and earn worldwide recognition.  The AGTA Spectrum Awards™ is open for anyone to enter; however, if you join AGTA, first-time Members earn a free entry into the competition!

Become a Member

Firm Member

Are you a loose gemstone dealer wanting to exhibit in the GemHall at the AGTA GemFair™ Tucson?

In order to exhibit in the AGTA GemFair™ Tucson GemHall, your company must maintain an inventory of 50% or more of loose colored gemstones or cultured pearls.

Annual Dues: $650

Affiliate Member

 If you’re a Colored Diamond Dealer, Estate Dealer, Manufacturer, Retailer, or an Associated Industry Professional, 
you should apply as an Affiliate Membership:
Annual Dues: $350

Have Any Questions?

If you have additional questions or concerns about joining AGTA, please contact our Membership & Education Manager, David Baker: