ePrism - November 30, 2016
ePrism
November 30, 2016

Reasons Why You Can’t Miss the 2017 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson
AGTA
We have highlighted some of the best attractions and reasons why you should register to attend now! MORE

One of December's Birthstone - Tanzanite
Add More Color To Your Life
Exotic velvety blue with a rich overtone of purple, tanzanite is a one of a kind gem, unlike any other MORE

GIA's Annual Board and Research Meetings Bring Together International Experts
GIA - AGTA Member
GIA's Board of Governors inducted Dr. Barbara Dutrow, Adolphe G. Gueymard Professor of Geology at Louisiana State University; and Stephen Kahler, senior vice president of global sales operations for Swarovski Gemstones, as its newest members during its November 2016 board meeting held at the Institute’s Carlsbad, Calif. headquarters. MORE

Winners of the 7th annual International Pearl Design Contest #CPAA
The Daily Jewel
Congratulations to AGTA Members, Brenda Smith Jewelry, Link Wachler Designs, Barbara Heinrich, Coffin & Trout Jewelers, Paula Crevoshay, and Michael Jensen Designs! Peter Bazar, President of the Cultured Pearl Association of America, Inc. announces the winners' of CPAA'S 2016-2017 International Design competition. MORE

Statement Engagement Rings With Colorful Gems
Forbes
See AGTA Members, Erica Courtney, Barbara Heinrich, K. Brunini Jewels and Alishan featured in this article! In 1796, as a symbol of his love for his wife-to-be Joséphine, a 26-year-old soldier named Napoleon Bonaparte presented her with a sapphire and diamond engagement ring. MORE

Erica Courtney interview - Part II: Fabulous gems. Celebrities. Words of wisdom.
Southern Jewelry News
Sourcing unique world-class gems directly from exotic locations around the world, Erica creates spectacular works of art with wide market appeal and industry-leading success. MORE

Los Angeles Museum Display to Feature Rare Colored Diamonds
IDEX
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) is set to open the Diamonds: Rare Brilliance exhibition which it says will bring together rare colored gems never before seen in the United States. MORE

Markets, Manufacturing, Migrants and Mining
Palagems - AGTA Member
As a follow-up to last month's Burma Bits, the 193-ton jade boulder that was found in early October, valued at $232 million has been downgraded just a tad. MORE

Do Not Miss Paula Crevoshay's Exhibition in Paris
Katerina Perez
Decorating large pendants, cocktail rings, cuff bracelets and other impressively sized jewellery, you can see well-known stones such as beryl, corundum, tourmalines and diamonds, as well as rarer ones such as apatite, kunzite and sphalerite. MORE

Why Businesses Are Using Social Media To Listen To Their Customers
Forbes
Perhaps hoping it was a fad that would soon go away, executives added Facebook, Twitter and Instagram "buttons" to their websites and hoped that this would make them appealing to the youth markets that everybody seems to covet. MORE