AGTA ePrism
Oct. 22, 2008
American Gem Trade Association Introduces ePrism to Keep Colored Gem Industry Professionals Informed

With the volatility in the current economy, staying on top of trends affecting your business is key to your ongoing success. To that end, the American Gem Trade Association has partnered with MultiBriefs to create the new ePrism, an opt-in e-mail resource providing comprehensive weekly news briefings of the top industry stories each Wednesday. The first issue will be distributed Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Each edition of ePrism contains articles from the AGTA and gathered from an expansive list of sources, including The Associated Press, The New York Times, USA Today and leading industry publications. Delivered to the inboxes of AGTA members and other industry professionals alike, ePrism will keep subscribers abreast of topics that impact the gemstone industry.

ePrism is a great way to stay informed. The electronic publication can be easily read in your office, home, or via your mobile phone or PDA.

Want to see more? Here are some examples of the articles that would appear in ePrism.

Inaugural World of Gems Conference Recap

The first World of Gems Conference, held in Chicago Sept. 13 and 14, had a very strong debut, according to co-hosts Gemworld International and the AGTA Gemological Testing Center (GTC). The conference went on despite flooding in and around the hotel. Over 150 people attended the conference from as far away as Germany, the United Kingdom and Colombia. More

Activating Desire: Big Bold Color on the Runway

With Édith Piaf - that most visceral of Parisian singers - on the soundtrack and fashion channeled from every species of bird feather, animal pattern, reptile skin and ethnic inspiration, the Louis Vuitton show made a bold statement at the Paris summer 2009 collections. Later in the closing day of the season, Lanvin used strong color on dresses, caressing the body to re-activate fashion desire. More

Survey Projects Strong Growth in Dubai Colored Gemstone Trade

In Demand for colored gemstones in the Middle East is expected to spike in the coming years making up for 26 percent of total jewelry sales in Dubai by 2011, according to a survey commissioned by the Dubai Gems Club (DGC.) The survey noted that the colored stones market would likely grow at a faster pace than other jewelry categories in the next five years. “The driver for the growing demand for colored stones is today’s fashion conscious consumer, who seeks unique jewelry varieties,” said Gaiti Rabbani, executive director of the colored stones and pearls division at the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC,) parent organization of the DGC. More

Fall Winter Trends Report 2008-2009

Eureka! The exclamation, attributed to Archimedes on discovering a method for determining the purity of gold, has never been more appropriate. This season, jewelry designers did not hold back creativity, investment and commitment despite the poor value of the dollar and the rising oil and gas prices. For consumers, jewelry continues to be the bright spot in peoples’ marking happy, momentous occasions. Here’s what jewelry styles will be abundant this season. More

Color Brightens Designs, Interiors for Fall

Autumn's home trends look like shiny happy people holding hands. Savvy stores have cheer for sale and are bursting with anti-depressant decor. "When times are tough, people want bright and happy things," says Jennifer Condon, market editor for Domino. More