(DALLAS) - The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) is pleased to announce that the AGTA GemeShare™ online colored gemstone trading platform is now live and operational. After more than two years in development and beta-testing, the AGTA GemeShare online marketplace, www.agtagemeshare.com, offers a wide selection of colored gemstones from AGTA member dealers. The site is free to use for all jewelry industry buyers and currently boasts thousands of gemstone listings.
“An ongoing concern of retail buyers and manufacturers in sourcing gemstones online is knowing that the source is credible,” stated Douglas K. Hucker, AGTA CEO. “With the AGTA GemeShare platform, only AGTA members can list gemstones for sale, which means that retailers can be assured that they are buying from companies who adhere to a strict code of ethics and disclosure.”
All gemstones are accompanied by a photographic image along with the accurate color of the gemstone, verified by the seller using the GemeWizard™ color analysis system. The website also offers retailers the opportunity to create a customized webpage storefront that can be integrated with their current website. Retailers will be able to offer a huge virtual inventory of gemstones to their clients over the web or in the store with pricing based on their desired markup levels.