Published in AGTA's Prism Magazine, Volume 4, 2017.

With all the excitement building up the 2018 AGTA Tucson Show in Arizona at the end of the month, AGTA (American Gem Trade Association) publishes its fourth and final quarterly Prism Magazine at this time. This magazine is distributed to between 8,000 to 10,000 AGTA Members and targeted GemFair Tucson buyers across the United States.

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Robert Gessner
HD VIDEO - Underground Tsavorite Discussion

'Greenery' was Pantone's 2017 color of the year, which in turn helped promote Tsavorite to the public, and encouraged jewellers to use the rare gemstone. Garnet is such an under-appreciated gemstone and this should not be the case - the garnet group of gemstones offer way more than just a brownish red gemstone. In fact, garnet is available in every single color except blue.

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HD VIDEO - Today our World is a place full of Stories and Experiences asking to be shared.

Our world has evolved into a place where our stories want to be heard. A place where our experiences are asking to be shared. And we want to know to be able to share it with our friends and family. Today you get to see and hear a bit more about the mining of tanzanite, and get more first-hand knowledge from me.

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HD VIDEO - See how and where Tanzanite formed in the earth.

Tanzanite is only found in one place on earth. Most of us know where, and at the same time appreciate its rarity. Today I add what could arguably described as an even rarer opportunity and that is to see the geology - the rocks as I see them and what, as a geologist, read, to point the miners in the right direction to find the Tanzanite.

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HD VIDEO - Have you ever actually seen the inside of a Tanzanite mine?

Join me as I take you on a very rare journey into depths of a Tanzanite Mine. The operators and owners of largest and centre-most block in the subdivided tanzanite area, TanzaniteOne/STAMICO on Block C, operate this shaft, Main Shaft. This shaft lies in the centre of tanzanite deposit, and as you see, takes 5 minutes in the skip to get to the bottom...

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