ePRISM: July 20, 2022

AGTA ePrism 07/20/22
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AGTA Announces Judges for 2022 AGTA Spectrum Awards™
The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) is thrilled to announce the judges for the 2022 AGTA Spectrum Awards™. And this year's judges are... MORE

Real Gems

FBI investigates multi-million dollar jewelry heist of Brinks truck traveling from Bay Area to SoCal
ABC 7 News
The FBI and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) are investigating a multi-million dollar jewelry heist that many only hear about in movies.
Luxury items including gems, jewelry and more were loaded onto a Brinks truck that was later broken into while it was pulled over at a rest stop.

A Leading Dealer Offers a Snapshot of the Colored Stone Market
JCK Online
In 1995, AGTA Member, Kimberly Collins, (pictured) made a dramatic career pivot. She'd gotten her degree in restaurant and hotel management, and had spent time working at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, but she put all of that in the rearview mirror when she registered her gem business and, in 1996, traveled to Nairobi, where she lived with a family and learned the ins and outs of the tanzanite trade. MORE

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Jewelers Feel The Butterfly Effect
JCK Online
See AGTA Member Dallas Prince Designs... As depictions of transformation and rebirth, butterflies are powerful symbols, full stop. They're even more relevant as we emerge from the acute stage of the pandemic. MORE

Adam Foster: The St. Louis Gem
Pietra Communications
AGTA Member - Adam Foster embraces an aesthetic that executes an exceptional lesson in contrast: past meets present, delicate and bold connect, and traditional techniques are used alongside a contemporary eye. Working as a jewelry designer in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, Foster's love of fine craftsmanship and his belief in the importance of individuality continue to propel his design journey. MORE

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Cartier Exhibit at Dallas Museum of Art
International Antique Jewelers Association
One of the most important and influential design houses of the 20th century, Cartier has fascinated and intrigued jewelry aficionados with its innovative designs and the superb quality of its fabrication. MORE

ASA to Hold Virtual Appraisal Course to Protect Against Fraud
National Jeweler
AGTA Member - The American Society of Appraisers will host a virtual course aimed at fighting fraud. "Fundamentals of Jewelry Appraisal" is scheduled for Aug. 18 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. EDT. MORE

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CPAA Opens 13th Annual International Pearl Design Competition with Retail Initiative
Cultured Pearl Association of America, Inc.
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

Maximize Your Local Media Outreach
The Jewelers Collective
Local public relations is about building brand awareness and creating positive and engaging customer relationships within a business' community. Developing lasting relationships with your local media can lead to positive future press and help to establish trusted connections with your target audience. MORE


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