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Dione Kenyon
Former JBT Chief Chosen as GIA Chair
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) elected industryveteran Dione Kenyon as chair of its board of governors.Kenyon (pictured), who recently retired as president and chiefexecutive officer of the Jewelers Board of Trade, will take over the role...
Polished Markets Dec 04, 2016 Rapaport News
GIA 5ct undisclosed synthetic
GIA Spots Undisclosed 5ct. Synthetic Diamond
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) reported the“largest” CVD synthetic diamond it has examined to date, after the stone wassubmitted for grading without notification of its lab-grown origin.The cushion modified brilliant, 5.19-carat diamond withJ-equivalent...
Technology Oct 18, 2016 Rapaport News
Colored Diamonds
Natural Color Diamond Association Opens in U.K.
The Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA) will launcha U.K. branch to facilitate networking among members of the trade and increasethe public’s awareness about colored stones.The first U.K. meeting of the NCDIA will take...
Polished Markets Sep 14, 2016 Rapaport News
GIA to Hold Grading Course in Israel
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will organize adiamond-grading course in Israel from November 13 to 17.The program will be held at the Israel DiamondManufacturers Association’s (IDMA) offices in Ramat Gan, according to theGIA. The GIA said participants...
Polished Markets Sep 04, 2016 Rapaport News
GIA Allocates $2M for Scholarships
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will offer $2million of scholarships next year for its Gemology and Jewelry ManufacturingArts programs, courses and laboratory programs.Applications are open on the GIA’s website until September30, the...
Polished Markets Aug 03, 2016 Rapaport News
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Rapaport to Provide 100% Natural Untreated Diamond Melee
PRESS RELEASE, August 2, 2016, New York…Rapaport Auctions and Tradingis pleased to offer clients the opportunity to purchase parcels of melee thatare 100% natural and untreated. Every single diamond in these parcels is testedusing the latest...
Rough Markets Aug 02, 2016 Rapaport
Steven Lagos
GIA Job Fair Draws Large Crowd
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Jewelry Career Fairattracted 600 people in New York last week, including high-profile industryfigures, GIA students and recruiters.Job seekers had the opportunity to meet 42 companies lookingto fill hundreds...
Polished Markets Jul 31, 2016 Rapaport News
Jewelers Education Foundation JEF
Portal Launched for Industry Education
The Jewelers Education Foundation (JEF) launched a portal providinginformation on educational programs offered by a range of industry bodies.The Jewelers Education Portal is a collaborative resourcefor existing and prospective members of the trade about courses offered by jewelry, diamond,...
Polished Markets Jun 22, 2016 Rapaport News
Tom Moses GIA
GIA to Launch Synthetic Testing Service for Melee
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is piloting aservice to sift out synthetics and treated diamonds from melee.The GIA Melee Analysis Service will “rapidly and accurately”analyze and sort stones measuring 1.1 millimeters to 3.8...
Technology May 29, 2016 Rapaport News
GIA Sees 48 Companies Participating in New York Job Fair
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is expecting aturnout at its New York jewelry career fair in July “similar” to last year,when 48 companies attended the key recruitment event.“Dozens” of gem and jewelry companies will be looking tohire...
Retail May 03, 2016 Rapaport News
Ralph Destino CADAR
Ex-Cartier Chairman Destino Joins Upstart Jewelry Brand CADAR
Ralph Destino, a former chairman of Cartier and the GemologicalInstitute of America (GIA), has joined jewelry upstart CADAR to guide the company’sentry into the industry.Destino (pictured), an industry veteran who has joined CADAR as a director, will...
Polished Markets Apr 05, 2016 Rapaport News
De Beers IIDGR Lab
De Beers Claims Greater Accuracy, Consistency in Diamond Grading
An announcement in February that the International Institute of Diamond Grading and Research (IIDGR) has launched its generic diamond grading program surprised very few, but was noteworthy. Through it, the De Beers Group entered...
Polished Markets Mar 31, 2016 Avi Krawitz
GIA Grades Largest HPHT Synthetic Diamond to Date
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) announced it gradedthe largest faceted blue synthetic diamond ever examined by the organization.Researchers inthe GIA’s New York laboratory inspected the emerald-cut, 5.03-carat HPHT-growntype-IIb stone produced by New Diamond...
Technology Feb 25, 2016 Rapaport News
GIA to Offer $500K+ of Scholarships
The Gemological Institute of America(GIA) is offering more than 125 scholarships worth over $500,000 for theinstitute’s gemology and jewelry manufacturing arts programs, courses and labclasses. Awards range from $500 to $22,000. The GIA...
Financial-Legal Feb 19, 2016 Rapaport News
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Israel Diamond Exchange Signs MoU with Hong Kong Jewelry Body
Israel Diamond Exchange president Yoram Dvashsigned a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with his counterpart at theJewellery Manufacturers Association of Hong Kong, Adam Lau, to increasecooperation between the two organizations.The MoU was signedat the IDE trading...
Polished Markets Feb 18, 2016 Rapaport News
Six More Arrested in GIA Hacking Case
Six more people have been arrestedin relation to the hackingof Gemological Institute of America (GIA) diamond-grading reports byoutside parties as the investigation into the case continues.A total of eight arrests have now been made...
Polished Markets Jan 27, 2016 Rapaport News
GIA Unveils Program for Tucson Fairs in February
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) released aprogram of its activities at two trade shows in Tucson, Arizona, in February. The organization will offer gem identification and country-oforigin services at the AGTA GemFair through the GIA...
Marketing Jan 14, 2016 Rapaport News
Rockwell Diamonds
Rapaport's Top 10 Stories of 2015
Two separate alerts about recall and invalidation of GIAgrading reports; Rapaport Group Chairman Martin Rapaport calling for theresignation of De Beers chief executive officer; and the state of the roughdiamond market dominated the top...
Polished Markets Jan 05, 2016 Rapaport News
ALROSA polished at Sotheby's
Diamond Story of the Year: Return of Generic Advertising
Star Wars was not the only force making a come-back in 2015. The return of generic advertising brought with it a promise of increased profitability for the diamond trade. Even as numerous stories reflecting pain in the industry...
Polished Markets Dec 24, 2015 Avi Krawitz
Majority of Diamonds in GIA Hacking Case Still Not Returned
Only 175 of the 1,042 diamonds whose Gemological Institute of America (GIA) reports were invalidated last month following a hacking incident have been returned for examination, the organization said.“It is imperative that all of the...
Polished Markets Nov 26, 2015 Rapaport News
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