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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
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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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GIA Jewelry Career Fair Draws 600+ Attendees
More than 600 job seekers attended the Gemological Institute of America’s recent annual Jewelry Career Fair in Carlsbad, California. More than 33 companies were looking to fill hundreds of positions during event, according to a GIA statement.The...
Manufacturing Oct 15, 2015 Rapaport News
GIA Unveils Japanese Website
The GIA has debuted its Japanese-language website as part of the organization’s outreach efforts to that country’s consumers and lab clients. “The translation of our website is part of GIA’s commitment to delivering gemological information and instruction...
Gemstones Sep 16, 2015 Rapaport News
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GIA’s New Synthesis Lab to Use OGI’s Laser-Cutting System
The GIA will install OGI Systems’s laser-cutting system in the lab’s new U.S. diamond synthesis facility, the diamond technology company said.OGI says the Titanium 5X, a sawing system for hard materials, will...
Technology Sep 08, 2015 Rapaport News
GIA Plans 2016 Opening for Synthetic Research Center
GIA expects to open a diamond synthesis facility in New Jersey in January, Tom Moses, GIA executive vice president and chief laboratory and research officer, told participants at Israel’s International Diamond Week on Sunday.The site is planned...
Manufacturing Sep 01, 2015 Rapaport News
GIA Offers 7-Week Diamond Course in Hyderabad
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will offer its Graduate Diamonds diploma program in Hyderabad, India.The seven-week program begins on August 20 and will provide a theoretical understanding and practical knowledge to students seeking to learn the...
Manufacturing Aug 17, 2015 Rapaport News
Mumbai Bourse Suspends Member for Selling Undisclosed Synthetic Diamonds
The Bharat Diamond Bourse suspended the membership of VSM Diamonds Private Limited and a number of individuals connected to the firm after finding that they had traded synthetic diamonds without making proper disclosures.Consequently, the...
Polished Markets Aug 04, 2015 Ronen Shnidman
GIA Bars Cristy Gems for Fraudulent Report Inscriptions
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will no longer accept diamonds submitted for grading by Cristy Gems, a Surat-based diamond manufacturer. The lab explained that it suspects that the company and four partner businesses repeatedly...
Polished Markets Aug 04, 2015 Avi Krawitz
GIA Launches New Digital Report for 0.15-Ct. to 0.29-Ct. White Diamonds
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) began offering a new, digital report for natural, round brilliant-cut diamonds between 0.15 and 0.29 carats on Monday.The new reports, branded under the name GIA Diamond Focus...
Technology Aug 04, 2015 Rapaport News
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GIA's New York Career Fair Expects 50 Industry Firms to Attend
Nearly 50 diamond and jewelry firms, including Tiffany & Co., CIRCA and Cartier, have registered for the Gemological Institute of America's (GIA) career fair to be held on July 27 at the Javits Center in New York City....
Research Jul 20, 2015 Jeff Miller
Alan Robert Lowe
EGL South Africa Determined to Defend its Reputation
Alan Lowe leads the operations of EGL South Africa which has two gemological laboratories in that country. He is managing director and a minority owner, while the estate of the late Guy Margel, founder of the EGL...
Polished Markets Jul 10, 2015 Avi Krawitz
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Panelists Address Diamond Grading Standards
In this video presentation, industry panelists discuss grading reports and standards as well as share opinions on best practices for the industry moving forward. Susan Jacques, the CEO of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), opens...
Research Jul 08, 2015 Rapaport News
EGL Labs to Implement New Grading Standards
European Gemological Laboratory (EGL) operations outside of North America will adopt a unified grading standard to restore the reputation of the lab's grading reports, the company announced on Monday. Menahem Sevdermish, EGL's global manager, told...
Polished Markets Jul 07, 2015 Ronen Shnidman
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