ePRISM: February 14, 2018

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AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Gala
Click here to view the presentation video from the 2017 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Gala that was held on February 3, 2018. Mark your calendars for the 2018 Spectrum Awards™! The entry deadline is June 29, 2018 and the New York Drop-Off will be held July 10, 2018. Click Here for more information on the 2018 AGTA Spectrum Awards™. MORE

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 Sunday, February 4. MORE

AGTA GemFair 2018 in Tucson, AZ
Gem Gossip
See AGTA Members, B & B Fine Gems, Bernard Nacht & Company, Inc., Kimberly Collins Colored Gems, Mayer & Watt, Omi Gems, Parle Jewelry Designs, Period Jewels Inc., Rare Earth Mining Co. Inc., Sheahan Stephen Sapphires, Zava Master Cuts featured in this article! MORE

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Katzenbach Designs Honored with Two AGTA Awards in Two Years
GIA - AGTA Member
There's one question that keeps award-winning jeweler and gem cutter Derek Katzenbach motivated to "push the boundaries" of his own skills: "How did you do that?" MORE

Buyer Beware! Gem Show Warning
KVOA News 4 Tucson
See AGTA Member, Guild Laboratories, Inc. featured in this article! The Gem and Mineral Show is still going here in Tucson. With so much to see and buy it can be a little overwhelming but if you're not careful you could be getting ripped off. MORE

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WJA Announces 2018 International Board of Directors
Women's Jewelry Association - AGTA Member
The Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) elected Jenny Luker, president of Platinum Guild International, as the new president of the WJA International Board of Directors. MORE

IDCA Celebrates Its 34th Annual Awards Night in Tucson During the AGTA Gemfair
See AGTA Gembassador™ Benjamin Guttery featured in this article! The Indian Diamond & Colorstone Association hosted its 34th Annual Tucson Awards Gala on Thursday, Feb. 1, honoring Temple St. Clair with the "Designer of the Year" Award. MORE

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TCC gets a Convention Center Hotel
KGUN TV Tucson
See AGTA's very own CEO featured in this article! Tucson's Convention Center is about to get something it's been lacking for a long time---a convention hotel. MORE

Social media "influencers" add a new twist to advertising
CBS News
Picture this: You're scrolling through your feed on Instagram and notice what appears to be an endorsed advertisement for a new workout supplement. MORE

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