ePRISM: January 31, 2018

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Opening Day at the 2018 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson
The Tucson Convention Center sprung to life yesterday for the opening of the 36th edition of the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) GemFair™ Tucson 2018. MORE

Vendors and buyers pour into Tucson for gem shows
At the Tucson Convention Center vendors set up their booths Monday before the American Gem Trade Association Gem Fair opens Tuesday. AGTA CEO Douglas Hucker says the Tucson show is where many new jewelry fashions are born. MORE

Pack Your Bags, It's Tucson Time!
Stuller - AGTA Member
One of the jewelry industry's longest standing traditions is the pilgrimage to Tucson each February. Buyers come from all over in search of the latest in colored gemstones and cultured pearl trends. MORE

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CPAA at the 2018 Tucson Gem Shows
The American Gem Trade Association Tucson GemFair is upon us! MORE

Unique and Unusual Star Engagement Rings
Gwyneth Paltrow's sapphire-blue stunner. Cardi B's enormous pear-shaped knockout. We rounded up photos of celebs who are sporting some seriously surprising sparklers on their left hands. MORE

Ten Gemstones Rarer than Diamond
International Gem Society
In reality, there are many gemstones rarer than diamond. However, few people know what those gems are. MORE

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Gem Class Heroes: The 5 Hottest Stones for 2018
See AGTA Members Columbia Gem House, Crevoshay, and Oscar Heyman, featured in this article. Whether they're suddenly sexy opaque stones or faceted favorites in unusual hues, these are the five gems to watch in 2018. Fill your pockets accordingly. MORE

The New Bubbles Pearl Jewelry Collection from Assael Is a Whimsical Classic
See AGTA Member Assael featured in this article. By the time Assael's Bubbles collection debuted at the Couture jewelry show this year, Assael designer Sean Gilson had created many iterations of it. "The most recent pieces are the natural progression of that evolution," he explains. MORE

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Here's Why Pearls No Longer Cost a Fortune
Smithsonian Magazine
Coming up with ways to lower the price of pearls--either through culturing or by out-right fakery—took centuries. MORE

7 Social Media Post Ideas to Increase Engagement
Media Update
If you're looking to find success in social media marketing, it's a good idea to carefully consider what types of posts your audience will find relatable and interesting, says Nancy Grace, social media strategist and content manager at iDigic. MORE

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