ePRISM: January 06, 2021

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Judging the Quality of Burmese Jadeite Jade
See AGTA member, Kris Mason of Mason-Kay Jade, featured as one of the authors of this article! MORE


Online Jewelry Sales Up 46% This Holiday Season, Mastercard Says
National Jeweler
Online sales provided a bright spot this holiday season in many categories while overall retail sales saw mixed results, according to insights from Mastercard. MORE

Top Jewelry Stories of 2020
Instore Mag
These are the 10 most-read stories of 2020. Click through for the full stories. MORE

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Online Shopping Surge Strains U.S. Ports
JCK Online
Online shopping grew approximately 49% year over year during the 2020 holiday season, which has increased the volume of imports at at least one major American port to the point of strain. MORE

Gold Starts New Year With Price Jump
Centurion Jewelry
Gold futures rose 3% on Monday, its highest finish since November. Gold and silver also put in the best annual return in a decade, according to MarketWatch.com. MORE

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IJO Cancels February Conference
Instore Mag
After much thought and deliberation, the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO) has made the decision to cancel its Spring Conference scheduled for Feb. 26 through March 2, 2021, at the Marriott World Center in Orlando. 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

Marketing Trends to Watch in 2021, According to 21 Experts
HubSpot Blog
So, to better understand what to expect or pay close attention to in 2021, I've connected with 20 marketing experts for their perspective. MORE



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