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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
GIA Careers Panel
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
OGI Titantium
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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