ePRISM: September 18, 2019

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Have You Started Planning for 2020 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson?!
Register now for speedier badge retrieval at registration and start booking your hotels with exclusive rates at our hotel blocks! MORE

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Piece of the Week: Aucoin Hart's Sweet Butterfly Cufflinks
National Jeweler
See AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Winner, Aucoin Hart Jewelers, featured in this article for their 2019 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ winning piece is featured as the piece of the week! MORE

Say Happy Holidays and Help Children in Need!
Jewelers For Children
While it may not seem like the right time for holiday wishes, it's never the wrong time to start planning for the upcoming season. MORE

5 Things to Know About... Sphene
National Jeweler
See AGTA Members, Mayer & Watt and Roger Dery Gem Design, featured in this article for their beautiful examples of Sphenes. MORE



New Mineral Named for Famed Gemologist John Koivula
AGTA (GIA Press Release - AGTA Member)
Gemological Institute of America researchers, in collaboration with scientists from the California Institute of Technology, recently confirmed a new mineral species, johnkoivulaite, named in honor of the renowned microscopist and GIA researcher John Koivula. MORE

Susan Eisen Wins ‘Best n Show’ for Custom Design
El Paso Herald-Post
Congratulations to AGTA Member, Susan Eisen, Inc., for winning Best in Show at the Texas Jewelers Association design competition! MORE

What to Expect This Holiday Season, By the Numbers
National Jeweler
The official start of fall is just a week away, which means the holiday season is nearly upon us again. MORE

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Madagascar Sapphire: Low-Temperature Heat Treatment Experiments
GIA - AGTA Member
To help separate unheated and heated Madagascar sapphire, the authors performed experiments to document the changes they undergo with low-temperature heat treatment in air. MORE

Ed Bridge to Receive 2020 Gem Award for Lifetime Achievement
GIA - AGTA Member
See AGTA Member, Ed Bridge of Ben Bridge Jewelers, featured in this article for being selected as the Jewelers of America 2020 Gem Award for Lifetime Achievement recipient! MORE

The Best Digital Marketing Tools for Small Businesses
Marketing Insider Group
One of the most exciting aspects of the world of digital marketing is how it levels the playing field for smaller businesses and solopreneurs. MORE










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