ePRISM: July 06, 2022

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Ruby: July's Birthstone
Crimson. Carmine. Scarlet. Vermillion. No matter what shade, Ruby has always been defined by a single characteristic – its radiant red color. For thousands of years, the ancient Hindus regarded the Ruby as "The King of Gems." The Bible celebrates Ruby as the most precious of gemstones. Throughout human history, the Ruby has been associated with fire and blood; a symbol of passion, courage, love, and romance that endures. MORE

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3 JCK Las Vegas Exhibitors Dish On the Gems and Colors That Sold Best
JCK Online
See AGTA Members Omi Privé and Pillar and Stone...Las Vegas Jewelry Market Week is over, but we're just getting started on processing all the gemstone newness we saw at the JCK and Luxury shows. The overarching takeaway? Sales of loose colored stones and colorful jewels were strong, as buyers, particularly in the luxury sector, continued their spending streak. MORE

Nominations are Open for Gem Awards 2023
National Jeweler
It's time to nominate favorite industry members for next year's Gem Awards. Jewelers of America and the Gem Awards Committee are now accepting submissions for the 2023 Gem Awards. MORE

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JSA reports crimes against U.S. jewelry firms in 2021 exceeded pre-Covid levels
Southern Jewelry News
Jewelers' Security Alliance (JSA) has released its 2021 Annual Crime Report which described how the number of crimes committed against the U.S. jewelry industry exceeded 2019, pre-Covid levels. MORE

Play it Safe: How to safeguard your business against cybercrime
MJSA Journal
It's said that there are two kinds of businesses: those that have been hacked and those that will be. MORE

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CPAA Opens 13th Annual International Pearl Design Competition with Retail Initiative
Cultured Pearl Association of America
The Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) kicks off its 13th Annual International Pearl Design Competition (IPDC) today, complete with another exciting collaboration with our retail partner the Aaron Faber Gallery to showcase (and sell!) winning designs. The contest is open today through Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. MORE

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