ePRISM: July 01, 2020

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New Category and Awards for the 2020 AGTA Spectrum Awards™
In response to feedback from our members, we're excited to introduce the new "North American Mined Gemstones" category and "Best of Single Entries" awards! MORE


Members Help Members Through Matchmaking Program
Compassion, hope, and leadership run strong in the AGS community. When a fellow member needs assistance, it doesn't take long for their voice to be heard and answered. MORE

Extra, Extra: Closing Out June With Some Incredible Pearl Jewelry
See AGTA members, Assael, Inc. and Featherstone Design, featured in this article for their wildly unconventional and bold Pearl jewelry! MORE

How Small Businesses Are Faring, By the Numbers
National Jeweler
Small businesses have been hit especially hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, struggling in the face of mandated store closures and sinking sales. MORE

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JewelPAC™ AML Program brought to you by JVC and Jewelers Mutual Group!
Jewelers Mutual
Did you know most jewelers are required to comply with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) laws under the USA PATRIOT Act? MORE

2020 WJA Foundation Relief Grant Application Deadline is this Sunday 7/5
WJA - AGTA Member
The WJA Foundation is utilizing the generous contributions it received from its Giving Tuesday Now campaign to directly support our membership in reopening their businesses. MORE

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GIA New York Laboratory Reopens June 29
GIA - AGTA Member
The GIA gem identification and grading laboratory in New York City will reopen on Monday, June 29. The 11 global GIA laboratories are open, gradually adding hours and extra shifts to meet the increasing demand for services. MORE

Largest Tanzanite Gemstones in History Sold for $3m
A team of Tanzanian miners has discovered the largest tanzanite stones ever seen in the country's history. MORE

Pearl Proponents Find Inspiration in the Journey of These Organic Gems
Instore Mag
Cultured Pearl Association of America offers free education. While the world is experiencing unprecedented times, many find comfort in what's familiar. 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

Why Marketers Should Implement User-Generated Content: 23 Stats to Know
HubSpot Blog
An estimated 90% of consumers say user-generated content (UGC) holds more influence over their buying decisions than promotional emails and even search engine results. MORE





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