ePRISM: February 7, 2018

AGTA ePrism 02/07/18
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American Gem Trade Association GemFair™ Tucson 2018 Increases Buyer Company Attendance by 10%.
The 36th edition of the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) GemFair™ Tucson 2018, held annually at the Tucson Convention Center, came to a close on Saturday, February 4. MORE

Tricia Helfer Dazzles - On Screen and Off, in AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Photo Shoot
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Playing strong women has always come naturally to Tricia Helfer. With career defining roles like Number Six in Battlestar Galactica and currently as the devil's mother in the Fox Network's Lucifer, the actress has long been leading the charge for the diverse and empowering characters women can and should be playing more often. MORE

Postcards from Tucson
National Jeweler
See AGTA Members, B & B Fine Gems, Colorline, Inc., Diamondoodles, Kimberly Collins Colored Gems, Krishaili Gems, Inc., and Ray Griffiths, Inc. featured in this article! It's that time of year when the jewelry industry migrates south to Tucson, Arizona for a few margaritas and a whole lot of gem sourcing. MORE

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It's Time to Change the Way You Think About Color Gemstones
See AGTA's very own CEO, Douglas Hucker featured in this article! Tucson is in the jewelry industry spotlight and on many jewelers' itineraries this time of year, which means colored gemstones are top of mind, too. MORE

Live From Tucson: 7 Updates on the Gemstone Market
National Jeweler
See AGTA Member, GemWorld International, Inc. featured in this article! There's no better place than the Tucson gem shows to get an idea of where the market is today. MORE

7 Things Everyone in the Jewelry Industry Must Know About Sexual Harassment
See AGTA Members, Jewelers Vigilance Committee, and Women's Jewelry Association featured in this article! It's vital that business owners educate themselves about sexual harassment and other forms of gender discrimination - because it is illegal, and because employers are often on the losing end of these disputes. MORE

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The Industry's Top 12 Trends for 2018
Trend forecasting is equal parts science and art - you need to be widely aware of key happenings in your industry, and discerning enough to know which ones will be most influential. MORE

Sell With a Story: Bloodstone
Stuller - AGTA Member
See AGTA Member, Lang Antiques featured in this article! Bloodstone has a unique appearance and symbolic name. This deep green opaque chalcedony has red or reddish brown spots resembling drops of blood. MORE

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Top Social Media Marketing Hacks for 2018
With statistics suggesting that more than 65 million businesses have a Facebook business page and there being over 3.03 billion active Social Media users, both businesses and consumers benefit. MORE

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