ePRISM: February 20, 2019

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Tichina Arnold Dazzles Times Square Wearing 2018 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Collection
For all of New York City to see, Tichina Arnold, multi-talented actress and philanthropist was featured on February 5, 2019 on the Reuters Sign at 43rd St. and 7th Ave., wearing jewelry from the 2018 AGTA Spectrum Awards™. MORE

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Katy Perry's Engagement Ring Takes a Cue from Royal Style
National Jeweler
Instead, to mark her engagement to actor Orlando Bloom, the "Teenage Dream" singer showcased a style last week on Instagram more in line with that of British royalty. MORE

Alexandrite added to GIA's origin reports
Jewellery Business
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has introduced origin reporting for alexandrite, adding the gem to its Colored Stone Identification & Origin Report services for ruby, sapphire, emerald, ParaĆ­ba tourmaline, and red spinel. MORE

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A Rare Ruby from Montana
Microscopic examination showed an interesting combination of inclusions (figure 1). MORE

Strange Fossil May Be Rare Insect Preserved in Gemstone
National Geographic
This unusual specimen found in Java seems to be a piece of opal with an ancient insect trapped inside. MORE

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Jewelry Designer Mark Schneider Wins 40th Spectrum Award
Instore Magazine
See AGTA Member, Mark Schneider Design featured in this article! Jewelry designer Mark Schneider recently returned from the Spectrum Awards Gala at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, where he was awarded his 40th American Gem Trade Association Spectrum Award for 2nd Place in the Men's Wear division. MORE

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Engagement Ring Spending Flatlined in 2018, Survey Shows
National Jeweler
There was no spike in engagement ring spending in the United States last year, part of an overall trend of couples tightening the belt on their wedding budgets, a new survey shows. MORE

The Secret to Selling on Instagram without Spending a Dime
Neil Patel
Brands are taking advantage of the word-of-mouth marketing features offered by Instagram, and they have quickly recognized the platform as one of the best places to make money. MORE









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