ePRISM: August 05, 2020

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Hello, August! Let's Talk About Spinel
Jewellery Business
There's no doubt, Spinels, a gem often confused with Rubies and Sapphires, are gaining popularity. With its hardness of eight on the Mohs scale ranging from transparent to opaque, this gemstone will be taking the market by storm in no time. MORE


The Year the Shows Went Dark
National Jeweler
The March gem and jewelry shows in Hong Kong were the first to succumb to COVID-19 cautions. They were swiftly followed by two important shows in Switzerland, Watches & Wonders Geneva and Baselworld. MORE

The Evolution Continues
Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum
Located in downtown Tucson, the historical Pima County Courthouse has been described as "the most outstanding Spanish Colonial revival building in Arizona" and home to the new Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum. MORE

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Amanda's Style File: Peridot and Spinel
National Jeweler
See AGTA members, Goshwara, Lisa Nik, Inc., and Joryel Vera Ent., Inc., featured in this article for their birthstone jewelry that is even hotter than the scorching summer temperatures! MORE

Have You Read PRISM Vol. 2 Yet?
If you haven't had a chance to read our most recent issue of PRISM, you can read online from the comfort of your home or office! MORE

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Miner Who Discovered the Largest Tanzanite Gems Ever Has Now Found a Third - and it's Worth Millions
USA Today
A Tanzanian miner made another discovery of one of the rarest gemstones on Earth, possibly earning the small-scale miner millions of dollars - again. MORE

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AGTA COVID-19 Resource List
From Marketing During COVID-19, to Free Online Seminars, #AGTATogether, AGTA Member Benefits and lifting our limitations on free stock-photography; check out all of AGTA's COVID-19 Resources in one place! MORE

7 Virtual Event Content Ideas (and How Teamlancing Can Help)
When everything happens virtually, on social platforms or video chat, it can all be recorded at the click of a button and repurposed for later uses. MORE





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