ePRISM: April 21, 2021

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SSEF Scientists Author First Published Study of New High-Quality Emerald Type from Afghanistan
SSEF - AGTA Member
The first detailed study characterising an Emerald type from Afghanistan that has recently become available in the gemstone trade has been prepared by a team of scientists from the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF, and published in the most recent edition of Journal of Gemmology. MORE

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Tune in for an Interview with 2nd Place Winner, Zoltan David!
Join us THURSDAY, April 22nd for an Instagram Live interview with the 2020 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ 2nd Place winner of Business/Day Wear and Evening Wear, Zoltan David! MORE

Winners Announced for The Beyoncé Knowles-Carter x Lorraine Schwartz GIA Scholarship
GIA - AGTA Member
Inspiration is a driving force in all of our lives, and it was the deciding factor in the difficult decision to select just two recipients for the Beyoncé Knowles-Carter x Lorraine Schwartz GIA Scholarship for full tuition to earn GIA's Graduate Gemologist diploma through distance education. MORE

Missed the Live Interview with Yanqing Asdurian?
Don't worry if you missed an interview! All our interviews will be archived on this page so that you can tune in on your time. MORE

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UMaine Receives Donation of 70 Gemstones for Geology Department
Maine Campus
On April 7, an anonymous donor gifted the University of Maine a gift that will further the observation of gemstones in the community. MORE

Understanding Colour - Candy to Crimson
Jeweller Magazine
Jeweller explores the vivid spectrum of red, pink and purple gemstones, from chemical quirks and crystal lattice deviations to exotic origins and mystical tales. MORE

Jessica Alba Shows That Stacking Styles Is Still a Major Trend
Instore Mag
See AGTA member, Temple St. Clair, LLC, featured in this article as Jessica Alba demonstrates that stacking styles is very much still in! MORE

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Try On This Diamond and Pearl Tiara Before It Heads to Auction
National Jeweler
Sotheby's created an Instagram filter for the crown, estimated to sell for up to $1.5 million. MORE

Stunning Yellow Jewels Inspired by Illuminating, One of Pantone Colours of 2021
Prestige Online
The joyful and warm Illuminating, one of two Pantone colours of 2021 signifying the promise of a new day, is the inspiration behind this curation of yellow jewels. MORE

WJA Foundation Announces a New Charitable Fund to Support Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability Education
WJA - AGTA Member
The Women's Jewelry Association Foundation is launching a Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability Education Fund this week in celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd, 2021. The fund will expand WJA Foundation's reach by providing access to new and relevant areas of education, and opportunities to facilitate learning and mentorship for WJA members. MORE

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Creative Connecting: You Need to Listen to This
National Jeweler
Duvall O'Steen and Jen Cullen Williams on why jewelers should utilize two big audio platforms: podcasts and Clubhouse. MORE





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