ePRISM: May 20, 2020

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AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Event to Take Place October 26, 2020
AGTA is pleased to announce that it plans to move forward with its scheduled AGTA Spectrum Awards™ competition and as well as the annual Editors' Event, on October 26, 2020 in New York. New categories and social distancing measures will be implemented. MORE


Social Media Marketing During COVID-19
Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn - what to use, what to focus on, why social media is worth it, and how to incorporate it into your business! MORE

2020 Saul Bell Design Award Winners Announced
Rio Grande - AGTA Member
Meet the artists and see their work - selected as the best of the best among entries submitted worldwide by our panel of industry-renowned judges. MORE

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PGI USA to Offer Facilitated Sale Training to All Retailers During COVID-19 Crisis
PGI - AGTA Member
This year, due to the global pandemic, the organization has rewritten the platinum training playbook and is now offering sessions to retailers across the country from the safety of their own homes. MORE

Three Birthstones Coming up in June, Get Started by Refreshing Yourself on Pearls!
Learn all about the gemstone that has a rich history, filled with Ancient Hindu writings, referring to Pearls as the wedding gem! MORE

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Instore Announces Online Jewelry Week
Instore Mag
Special Online Event: Bringing the products, designs and learning opportunities of the Vegas shows to you at home. MORE

GIA Reopens Five Laboratories
GIA Press Release - AGTA Member
As GIA continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, the Institute has reopened laboratories in Antwerp, Carlsbad, Gaborone, Johannesburg and Tokyo with modified schedules and limited capacity. MORE

Breakthrough Scientific Study on Precious Coral Identification Leads to New DNA Coral Fingerprinting Service by SSEF
A breakthrough study entitled "DNA fingerprinting: an effective tool for taxonomic identification of precious corals in jewelry," has led to a new service being offered by SSEF to aid in the traceability of precious coral jewellery. MORE

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AGTA GemFair™ Tucson Educational Seminar Series is Now Free & Online!
Learn about gemstones from mine to market, legal issues facing the industry, in-depth gemstone discussions, social media and marketing, newest bench techniques, roundtable hosting, and more! MORE

Are You Participating in #AGTATogether?
Just because we have to be separated right now, doesn't mean we can't be together! In our ever-changing world, connection to each other is vital. That's why we've launched #AGTATogether to help keep our AGTA Community connected, and we want to hear from you! MORE





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