ePRISM: January 3, 2018

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Celebrate & Shine with the Industry’s Rock Stars at the AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Gala
Join AGTA as we celebrate the 2017 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ winners with a night of awards, great food, dancing and fellowship! Taking place February 3rd, 2018 at the Tucson University Park– it is a can't-miss industry event! MORE

Gemstone Industry & Laboratory Conference 2018
International Colored Gemstone Association - AGTA Member
For over two decades, the Gemstone Industry & Laboratory Conference (GILC), organized by the ICA every year, has provided a space for industry peers to discuss worldwide gemstone issues like ethical practices, nomenclature, consumer confidence, terminology, and accurate use of laboratories for certification and grading purposes. MORE

Your Favorite Jewels of 2017
Diamonds in the Library
See AGTA GemFair™ Tucson featured in this article! What better use for such a momentous occasion than to review what you loved the most this year? I'm talking, of course, about our limited context: which Diamonds in the Library posts you shared the most frequently and read the most often in 2017. MORE

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Colored Diamonds and Gemstones 101
The Knot
Colored gems have long been the favored betrothal gift for royal families—we're all familiar with Kate Middleton's gorgeous sapphire and diamond ring. MORE

Jewelers Finish 2017 on a Strong Note
National Jeweler
The 2017 holiday season has officially come to a close, and reports are starting to come in on the final results for retailers. MORE

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Are You More Suited For Gemstones Instead Of Diamonds?
Prague Post
Let's be honest; beautiful gemstones always attract the eye, and when a man gives a woman his love and his heart, we traditionally expect to see a pretty diamond setting on her finger. MORE

Bonhams Names Jean Ghika Global Director Of Jewelry
Bonhams has tapped Jean Ghika to lead its growing international jewelry business. MORE

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5 Pearl Buying FAQS and How to Best Answer Them
Stuller - AGTA Member
As the great Jackie Kennedy once said, "Pearls are always appropriate." MORE

The 10 Most Stunning Pieces of Jewelry Featured in T This Year
The New York Times
From mismatched pairs of earrings to a riff on Richard Burton's 40th birthday gift for Elizabeth Taylor, 2017 sure sparkled. MORE

4 Ways Social Media Influences Millennials' Purchasing Decisions
Why do brands spend so much time and effort courting millennials on social media? MORE

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The Diamond Council of America invites AGTA members to visit our online Reading Room, which features a library of articles, videos and other resources to help your business thrive.



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