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Mr. Douglas K. Hucker

Chief Executive Officer

American Gem Trade Association

HQ Phone: (214) 742-4367

Email: d***@***.org

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American Gem Trade Association

3030 LBJ Freeway Ste. 840

Dallas, Texas 75234

United States

Company Description

The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) is a not-for-profit association of United States and Canadian trade professionals dedicated to promoting the long term stability and integrity of the natural colored gemstone and Cultured Pearl industries. The Ass ... more

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Employment History

Chief Executive Officer

AGTA Gemological Testing Center


Industry Advisor
JCK Las Vegas

Board Member

Board Member
Debmarine Namibia Limited

Board Member
Women's Jewelry Association Inc

Reed Exhibition Companies

Board Member
Outgoing JVC


Address Responsible Business Practices


University of Oregon



Graduate Gemologist Diploma

Gemological Institute of America

lowest degree possible

product integrity , ethical distribution

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Tanzanite Articles [cached]

"Affordability and distinctive beauty have earned this gem a status that rivals sapphire's," says Douglas Hucker, AGTA's executive director.

Discovered in Tanzania in the mid-1960s, tanzanite is mined only in the large hilltop area where it was first found. To honor its single-source availability, Tiffany & Co., which introduced tanzanite to the world in 1968, named it after its East African birthplace.
"Although the Tiffany & Co. connection gained the newcomer worldwide publicity, tanzanite has won international popularity on its own merits in the last decade," Hucker says.
Depending on whether it is cut to emphasize its blue or violet color component, tanzanite can resemble the finest royal-blue sapphire or hint at amethyst. Such color versatility has endeared this member of the zoisite family to leading jewelry designers in America, Europe and Japan.
"Once tanzanite became a staple gem, and once supplies showed no sign of letting up, it seemed as worthy of membership on the birthstone list as aquamarine and sapphire, the birthstones for March and September," says Hucker.
"Only a few newcomer gems like alexandrite made the 1912 list," says Hucker.

Gemstone Forecaster Vol. 27, No.1 [cached]

As early as 2006, AGTA CEO Doug Hucker was informed about potential diffusion treatment problems with the andesine being imported by AGTA member Ande Gem and Mineral Co.

Mr. Hucker made the conscience decision to do nothing about that warning.
The ISG specifically asked Doug Hucker to investigate the connection between AGTA member Ande Gem and Mineral Co regarding the andesine problem.
And once again, when we tried to inform the AGTA CEO Doug Hucker about the problem he provided us double talk and no action.
Doug Hucker, CEO American Gem Trade Association 3030 LBJ Freeway, Ste. 840111111 Dallas, Texas 75234

Gemstone Forecaster Vol. 28, No.3 [cached]

Modeling an empress's emerald is likely to have less influence on the North Carolina stone's sale price than its clarity, color and cut, said Douglas Hucker, CEO of the American Gem Trade Association, a Dallas, Texas-based trade association for dealers in colored gems.

"A 65-carat cut emerald from North Carolina is a big, big stone," he said.

Gemstone Forecaster Vol. 29, No.3 [cached]

Demand for blue sapphire rocketed in America when Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with a sapphire-and-diamond engagement ring, says Douglas Hucker, head of the American Gem Trade Association.

To maintain the integrity of the ... [cached]

To maintain the integrity of the colored gemstone business, Douglas Hucker, chief executive officer (CEO) of the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA), says, "Any treatment should be properly declared.

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