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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
GIA Career Fair 2013
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
Press Release: Industry Executives Convene for GIA's Leadership Program
Press Release: For the second year in a row, senior gem and jewelry executives gathered at Harvard Business School (HBS) in Cambridge to discuss challenges facing the industry during the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Global...
Research Jul 06, 2015 GIA
Diamond Jewelry
Confidence in the Diamond Dream
“All value in the diamond business emanates from the consumer desire for our product. Without that consumer desire, there would be no investment in exploration, there would be no investment in new mines, no one would build any...
Polished Markets Jun 12, 2015 Avi Krawitz
Press Release: GIA Opens Company Registration for New York Career Fair
Press Release: Gem and jewelry companies seeking skilled and motivated talent are invited to participate in the Gemological Institute of America's (GIA) New York Jewelry Career Fair on Monday, July 27. The acclaimed annual...
Marketing Jun 10, 2015 GIA
Israel Diamond Exchange
IDE Arbitrators to Weigh Cases Involving 424 Canceled GIA Grading Reports
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) will appoint a special panel of arbitrators to hear cases regarding the sale of diamonds determined by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) to have undergone undisclosed color treatment.Shmuel Schnitzer, IDE's president,...
Polished Markets Jun 09, 2015 Ronen Shnidman
GIA Grading Report
Rapaport Trade Alert -- Revised
Revised May 21, 2015 … The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has issued a laboratory alert recalling 424 diamond grading reports. The GIA suspects that the diamond were treated with a process that temporarily...
Polished Markets May 21, 2015 Rapaport
Press Release: GIA Schedules Services, Briefings, Seminars at JCK
Press Release: Attendees of the 2015 JCK gem and jewelry show at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas can visit the Gemological Institute of America's (GIA) booth (L99) from May 29 to June...
Research May 18, 2015 GIA
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Press Release: GECI Lab Responds to Latest Diamond Grading Challenge
Press Release: The researchers and analysts at GECI laboratory in Milan have reacted quickly to the serious suspicion of a new treatment that temporarily enhances the color of diamonds. Overnight, the Milan-based lab began an exhaustive and...
Polished Markets May 18, 2015 GECI
Press Release: Blom Reiterates Zero Tolerance for Undisclosed Diamond Treatments
Press Release: The World Federation of Diamond Bourses' (WFDB) president, Ernie Blom, expressed his concern over a Gemological Institute of America (GIA) statement stating that around 500 colorless, to near-colorless diamonds were submitted, primarily...
Polished Markets May 13, 2015 WFDB
Israel Diamond Exchange
Press Release: IDE's Statement on GIA Lab Alert Regarding Treated Diamonds
Press Release: The president and the board of the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) issued a statement today, expressing concerns about reported suspicions that traders have distributed close to 500 high-quality, treated polished diamonds...
Polished Markets May 13, 2015 IDE
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