DALLAS. Oct. 11, 2023 – The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) announced today its full support of the nation of Israel along with fellow trade groups the Diamond Manufacturers and Importers Association of America (DMIA), the Diamond Dealers Club (DDC), and the Indian Diamond and Colorstone Association (IDCA).
The DMIA, DDC, IDCA, and AGTA jointly stand in full support of Israel and our Israeli friends, family, and colleagues during these trying times.
The horrific acts of violence perpetrated on the citizens of Israel these last five days are to be unequivocally condemned, and any actions they take to assure that acts like this can never happen again are to be supported and applauded.
Any financial help people see fit to provide to the various organizations mobilizing efforts to help the soldiers and citizens alike are to be lauded.
The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) is a not‐for‐profit association serving the colored gemstone and cultured Pearl industry since 1981. Headquartered in Dallas, members are trade professionals based in the U.S. and Canada, and AGTA is widely regarded as “The Authority in Color.” AGTA’s activities include organizing educational programs, trade shows, and printed materials and maintaining strong relationships with government officials and other jewelry trade groups. AGTA is committed to upholding the highest ethical standards and practices.