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

  Photograph of the latest edition of AGTA's Prism Magazine, and article. Photo: Robert Gessner

Photograph of the latest edition of AGTA's Prism Magazine, and article. Photo: Robert Gessner

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.

I am extremely proud to have my 'Rarity of Tanzanite' article (that has been adapted from the GemGuide Dec. Vol. 36, Issue 6 article by the same name), published in this national trade publication. 

I believe it is extremely important to share the tanzanite story to the trade and the customers alike, because there is a lot of knowledge and information available of this beautiful gemstone, as well as many misunderstandings that can only be corrected through education and sharing this story. This article is based on published science, tracks the growth and success of the mine and busts some myths about this gemstone in the trade and the customer level.

For the full article on the AGTA website click here.

Robert Gessner