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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
GIA to Hold Seminars on Diamond Treatment and Synthetics in Israel
TheGemological Institute of America (GIA) will organize two seminars on methods oftreating diamonds and recognizing synthetics at the Israel Diamond Exchange in mid-November.GIA researchers Dr JamesShigley and Brenda Harwick will speak at the event,which will be held...
Polished Markets Nov 10, 2015 Rapaport News
Indian Trade Groups Probe GIA Data Breach
India’sGem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and the Bharat DiamondBourse (BDB) have formed a joint committee to investigate the alteration ofGemological Institute of America (GIA) diamond grading reports, according to TheTimes of India (TOI).TheGIA...
Financial-Legal Nov 01, 2015 Rapaport News
RapNet Suspends Members Suspected of Falsifying GIA Reports
RapNet, the Rapaport Diamond Trading Network, has suspended 10 members pending further investigation. The members have also been suspended by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) for allegedly participating in a scheme that hacked into...
Polished Markets Oct 29, 2015 Rapaport
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GIA Publishes List of Client Accounts in Report Hacking Case
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has published the list of client accounts that submitted the 1,042 diamonds whose color orclarity reports were altered byhackers, the organization said in a statement October 27.The list...
Gemstones Oct 27, 2015 Rapaport News
GIA Invalidates 1,000+ Grading Reports After Hackers Alter Data
GIA has invalidated grading reports for 1,042 diamonds submitted primarily to its India grading laboratory after an outside party gained unauthorized access to GIA’s grading information database altered the reports, according to an October 23 announcement.Clients...
Manufacturing Oct 24, 2015 Rapaport News
Scholarships Now Available for GIA Programs and Classes
GIA is now accepting applications for more than 200 scholarships for its Gemology and Jewelry Manufacturing Arts programs, courses and lab classes. The aid is sponsored by private donors and the Institute’s endowment...
Manufacturing Oct 22, 2015 Rapaport News
Synthetic Diamond
Synthetic Diamonds: Legitimize, Don’t Ostracize
Traders of mined diamonds are divided over how to best respond to the growth of their laboratory-grown counterparts. Last week, India’s Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) became the second exchange to ban trading of man-made diamonds, ignoring...
Polished Markets Oct 15, 2015 Avi Krawitz
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