ePRISM: July 08, 2020

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Amanda's Style File: Rubies Bring the Heat
National Jeweler
See AGTA Members, Artistry, Ltd., Erica Courtney, Inc., and Takat Gems USA, Inc., featured in this article for their incredible Ruby jewelry! MORE


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

Landslide at Myanmar Jade Mine Kills At Least 162
A massive landslide at a jade mine in Myanmar has killed at least 162 people - a moment captured in dramatic video showing a wall of earth sliding down a mountainside into a water-filled open pit. MORE

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More Than 90 Percent of Jewelers Surveyed Are Open for Business
Instore Mag
Slightly more than half of jewelers who responded to the regular monthly survey said revenues for June were even with or better than what they experienced in June 2019. MORE

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Tanzanite: 10 Facts About the Valuable Stone Found in Tanzania Tanzanite: 10 Facts About the Valuable Stone Found in Tanzania
See AGTA featured in this article for making Tanzanite an official December birthstone in 2002, marking the first change to the birthstone list since 1912! MORE

House Passes Small Business Loan Paycheck Protection Program Extension by Unanimous Consent
The US House passed an extension of the $660 billion Paycheck Protection Program fewer than 24 hours after the program shut its doors, moving one step closer to reopening the cornerstone small business coronavirus relief effort. 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

5 Marketing Strategies-and Missed Opportunities-During COVID-19
American Marketing Association
The top emerging marketing strategies and missed opportunities from the special COVID-19 edition of The CMO Survey. MORE





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