ePRISM: March 02, 2022

AGTA ePrism 03/02/22
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Douglas K. Hucker Announces Departure from American Gem Trade Association
Douglas K. Hucker, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA), has announced his departure from the Association, effective March 2, 2022. MORE

Real Gems

How the Jewelry Industry is Helping Ukraine
National Jeweler
More than a half a million people have fled Ukraine following Russia's invasion, according to the United Nations. Ukrainian refugees, and those who remain in the country during the conflict, need aid. Here's how the jewelry industry is stepping up. MORE

Aquamarine: March's Beautiful Birthstone
Legends say that Aquamarine originated in the treasure chests of fabulous mermaids. For centuries, Aquamarine was the constant companion of mariners, their protection against the wrath of the sea. MORE

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Gem 2000

Ethical Metalsmiths wants to hear from YOU!
Ethical Metalsmiths
Take the Responsible Jewelry Survey to help make an impact on future initiatives and resource development - and have a chance to win a "Responsible Jeweler's Reference Library" gift package. This survey is geared to independent jewelers, jewelry designers, and retailers. All in the industry are welcome to participate. You do not need to be a member of Ethical Metalsmiths to take part. MORE

The American Gem Society Celebrates Women's History Month 2022 Through Women Designers
eNews Channels
The American Gem Society (AGS), a nonprofit association dedicated to consumer protection, is proud to celebrate and recognize its women designers, as well as women leaders in the jewelry industry during Women's History Month. MORE

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FMC Gems

MJSA Education Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications
INSTORE Magazine
The MJSA Education Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications from students interested in turning their passion for the design, manufacture, and/or repair of jewelry into careers. MORE

AGA opens registration for virtual Career Forum: "What Can You Do with Your Gemology - Gemological Publications?"
Southern Jewelry News
The Accredited Gemologists Association (AGA) announced its third installment of the highly successful gemological career forum series, "What Can You Do with Your Gemology?" The next forum topic and discussion will focus on careers in gemological publication and feature industry leaders Brendan Laurs, Gary Roskin, and Robert Weldon as panelists. MORE

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Gem Legacy Expands Advisory Council
Centurion News
Gem Legacy, a 501c3 nonprofit organization launched in 2018 and dedicated to East African artisanal gem mining communities, has expanded its advisory council, with the addition of three notable leaders in the gem and jewelry industry: Katherine Bodoh, CEO of the American Gem Society (AGS) and AGS Laboratories; Stuart Robertson, research director of Gemworld International; and Sumit Dangi, CFO of Jewelers Mutual Group. MORE

The Future of B2B Marketing: Social Media Trends of 2022
Snell Media
The Social Media realm is usually not the first thing that springs to mind when it comes to lead generation, but it should. Social media is a crucial player in mining sales leads and improving branding initiatives, letting businesses grasp a broader audience at minimal cost. MORE


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