ePRISM: August 03, 2022

AGTA ePrism 08/03/22
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Bill Heher - Rare Earth Mining, Passes Away
Editor's Note...This article on Bill Heher and Rare Earth Mining was printed last year in PRISM Magazine. With the devastating news of his passing, we wanted to run it again as a reminder of what a truly generous and dedicated man he was. Devoted to his family, the family gemstone business, to education and adventure, and to AGTA, Bill's loss will be felt deeply. Our thoughts are with the Heher family. PRISM ARTICLE

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John W. Ford, Sr. Announced as New CEO of American Gem Trade Association
The Board of Directors of the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) have named John W. Ford, Sr. as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ford will transition from his current role as an AGTA board member and treasurer to his new position effective immediately. MORE

Crooks behind massive California jewel heist remain elusive
A multi-million dollar jewelry and gemstone heist in Southern California continues to baffle local and federal investigators. The thieves broke into an unattended Brink's tractor-trailer parked at a remote rest stop in mid-July and stole the items after the vehicle's two armed guards walked away, authorities said. MORE

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Waiting for the AGTA Awards 2022
Alkimiya Magazine
After 4 decades, this competition expresses the taste and trends of jewelry from the other side of the Atlantic: a source of inspiration that has a global appeal. MORE

Marvel Debuts Gem-Set Infinity Gauntlet
National Jeweler
AGTA Member - East Continental Gems provided more than 150 carats of gemstones for the project. Marvel fans, rejoice! There's now a real-life version of the Infinity Gauntlet. MORE

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"Ship of Gold" Treasures Begin Tour of U.S.
USA Today
Treasures recovered from a shipwreck that's been at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean since 1857 are now on tour before going up for auction in the fall. "Ship of Gold" Treasures can be seen at the HardRock Summit, September 8 – 11 at the Colorado Convention Center. MORE

Building a palette using candy-coloured gemstones
Jewellery Business
In response to a challenging couple of years, 2022's fashion trends are leaning toward colours that are bright, happy, and (frankly) delicious. Reminiscent of candy colours, the 2022 spring palette brings us back to childhood joy and simple indulgence-which also seems to be a perfect fit for this season's jewellery. Much like how everyone has their favourite flavour, there is a coloured gemstone for every taste, too. MORE

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Third-Generation Jeweler Launches Jewelry Software for Multi-Location Stores
Centurion News
AGTA Member - Michael A. Razny, a third-generation jeweler and a graduate gemologist, launched Crystal, a cloud-based inventory management and point-of-sale platform for single and multi-location jewelry stores. MORE


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