ePRISM: August 8, 2018

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AGTA Announces the 2018 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Winners
The American Gem Trade Association is pleased to announce the winners of the prestigious 2018 AGTA Spectrum Awards™. MORE

7-Carat Emerald Ring Takes Spectrum's Top Prize
National Jeweler
In the 2018 AGTA Spectrum Awards, it was a finished piece of jewelry's time to shine. MORE

The Winning Designs From AGTA's 2018 Spectrum
The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) has announced the winners of its 2018 design competition, the AGTA Spectrum Awards. MORE

Celebrate one of August's Birthstones: Peridot
Add More Color To Your Life
The fresh lime green of Peridot is its distinctive signature. The color of most gems is caused by traces of other elements but the color of Peridot is an integral part of its structure. MORE

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Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California Announces 2018 Honorees
The Jewelers 24 Karat Club
See AGTA Member, B & B Fine Gems, Inc. featured in this article! The Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce the Club's 2018 honorees, who will be recognized during its 74th Annual Dinner Dance and Gala, which will take place at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. on Saturday, October 6th. MORE

Vibrant and Bespoke, Jeffrey Bilgore's Capsule Collection Celebrates...
Virtual Strategy Magazine
See AGTA Member, Jeffrey Bilgore, LLC. featured in this article! Few gemstones incorporate the spectral range that spinel encompasses within its natural palette. MORE

New Guides: A JVC Breakdown of the Revised FTC Jewelry Guides
Jewelers Vigilance Committee
In July, the Federal Trade Commission released their final revision to the FTC Jewelry Guides - guidelines that help the trade understand how to market and describe the jewelry products (and raw materials) that they are selling. MORE

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JIS October Announces New Additions for 2018
The Retail Jeweler
It may only be July, but the jewelry industry has already set its sparkling eyes on Miami Beach, Florida for the famous 2018 JIS October Show (October 19-22, 2018). MORE

Going Deep: What the GIA Just Learned About Blue Diamonds
National Jeweler
GIA research scientist Evan Smith just completed a two-year research study on blue diamonds with inclusions that sheds lights on how and where these rare stones form. MORE

The Story Behind Jackie Kennedy's Moon Earrings
The Adventurine
Jackie Kennedy celebrated her 40th birthday in a big way. She went out all-night long with her new husband, the Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis to a seaside nightclub in Athens. MORE

Ben Bridge Training Legend Orley Solomon Dies
We give our condolences to AGTA Member, Ben Bridge Jewelers. Orley Solomon, who worked for Ben Bridge Jeweler for five decades and became both a legend at the retailer and the American Gem Society (AGS), died on Aug. 2 at age 94. MORE

What I Learned at JTV's Experience Conference in Knoxville, TN
Gem Gossip
I'm currently sitting at my desk surrounded by some unique quartz gemstones and a fluorite octahedron crystal I brought back with me after visiting the Jewelry Television headquarters in Knoxville, TN for the first time! MORE

Five Reasons Social Media Is A Powerful Tool In Your Marketing Strategy
As a modern marketer, you likely often find yourself within the social media realm managing multiple accounts on various sites. MORE

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