ePRISM: July 13, 2022

AGTA ePrism 07/13/22
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Montana Sapphire Is the Sleeper Hit of the Summer
JCK Online
See AGTA Members Original Eve and John Dyer...This may or may not be true for some members of the industry, but certainly for customers, the selection of sapphires on the market can seem overwhelming.Just when you've gotten the hang of the notion that sapphire comes in an assorted range of blues-bam!-guess what, you can get a whole rainbow. Star sapphires? And they're not even talking about the cut? Padparadscha—padpa what? And, of course, today's hot ticket-the Montana sapphire. MORE

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Sissy's Log Cabin Cuts Ribbon on Its Sixth Store
National Jeweler
AGTA Member...Sissy's Log Cabin's sixth store, a 2,000-square-foot location occupying a prominent spot in an outdoor mall, is now open. The store is in the Promenade at Chenal in West Little Rock, Arkansas, an area of the city Sissy’s Log Cabin CEO Bill Jones described as "thriving." MORE

Platinum Guild International Hints at Rising Consumer Confidence, Backs Positive Growth
The Centurion News
Platinum Guild International (PGI) is optimistic about the jewelry market's growth. With Covid measures out of place, there's greater optimism and improved consumer sentiment across jewelry categories. MORE

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IAC's Annual Gold and Diamond Conference returns to NYC
Southern Jewelry News
Gold, Diamonds, and Jewelry in a Transformational Age, Initiatives in Art and Culture's (IAC) 12th annual international conference on gold and diamonds, will be held in person, from Monday July 18 through Wednesday July 20, 2022, at Bohemian National Hall in New York City's Upper East Side. MORE

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Introduction To Gemstone And Jewelry Photography
GIA Alumni Collective
In this digital age, it's more important than ever to know how to take compelling photos of your jewelry and gemstones. In this self-paced seminar, you will learn from Robert Weldon, a master gemological photojournalist whose work has been published in scores of magazines and journals all over the world. He will introduce the fundamentals of digital photography, as well as how to capture the unique sparkle and shine of each piece you photograph. With these skills, you will be able to create powerful images that will help boost your sales and build your business. MORE

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12 Tips for Building an Effective Business Website
Business News Daily
With all the competition online, it is not sufficient to just have a website. These 12 tips will show you how to make your website easy for prospective customers to find and use. MORE


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