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Jennifer Heebner Named the Editor of AGTA Publications


The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) has named Jennifer Heebner (pictured) editor-in-chief of both its Prism magazine and its e-Prism weekly newsletter.

Heebner has been writing about fine jewelry and gemstones for 24 years.

Heebner served as a senior editor at JCK for 19 years, covering emerging design talent and trends, as well as writing about business issues and other topics in the industry. Over the past five years, she has written for The Jewelry Book—where she served as editor-in-chief—the Rapaport Diamond Report, and The GemGuide, and she founded her own editorial website at She also took on the role of part-time executive director at the Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA), where she created the proprietary #thisispearl digital magazine, helped boost membership, and introduced a pearl jewelry capsule collection.

In her new role for the AGTA, Heebner will reimagine Prism magazine and the weekly e-Prism newsletter. Starting with Prism’s January 2023 issue, content will feature all-new departments, original reporting about significant topics in the gemstone industry, and sections for AGTA members to share their expertise and professionalism. E-Prism content will offer original reporting on top issues in the gemstone community as well as timely snapshots of colored gemstones in pop culture and peeks at how AGTA members are making news.

Image courtesy of the American Gem Trade Association

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By: Rob Bates

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