ePRISM: August 28, 2019

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Book Your Rooms for 2020 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson Before They're Full!
It may only be August, but those that have been to the AGTA GemFair™ Tucson know to book their hotels before our 8,100+ buyers start flocking in to make their reservations! MORE

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Industry Trailblazer Kathryn Kimmel Retires From GIA
GIA - AGTA Member
During her 29 years of dedicated service to the Institute and its mission to protect consumers, she built a remarkable and enduring legacy. MORE

Part II of II: 21 Jewels I Fell For at the 2019 AGTA Spectrum Awards Media Preview
Jennifer Heebner
Here are the rest of the jewels I loved from this year's American Gem Trade Association's (AGTA) Spectrum & Cutting Edge Awards. MORE

Stay Fresh on Sapphire, September's Birthstone!
Learn more about the Birthstone that was once believed by Ancient Persian Rulers to reflect its hues to color the heavens blue! MORE



Hometown Treasure
Instore Mag
Congratulation to AGTA Member, Mayer & Watt, for receiving the Small Cool 1st Place award in Instore's America's Coolest Store 2019 competition for their EAT Gallery in Maysville, Kentucky! MORE

A Tropical Paradise of Ocean-Inspired Jewelry and Gemstones
GIA - AGTA Member
See AGTA Members, Evelyn H. Jewelry, Inc., Rare Earth Mining Co., Inc., Ricardo Basta and Tiffany & Co., featured in this article for their beautiful jewelry that's "inspired by marine life and evoke the ocean's essence". MORE

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Debunking the Myth of the 'Retail Apocalypse'
National Jeweler
More than 7,900 stores have closed as of August, according to Coresight Research, with the number estimated to reach 12,000 by the end of the year. Those are scary statistics at face value, but a step back may calm your nerves. MORE

Online Marketing Strategies to Take Your Business to the Next Level
Social Media Explorer
The volume of people searching online is exponentially larger than anything one could expect in real life. That means properly marketing yourself online and allowing for people to stumble upon your pages and learn more about you. MORE










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