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Susan Jacques
GIA Launches Synthetics Detector for Jewelry
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has unveiled anew machine for identifying synthetic diamonds, including stones that have beenmounted in jewelry.Using advanced spectroscopic technology, the machine canpinpoint natural, untreated diamonds above approximately...
Technology Apr 18, 2017 Rapaport News
synthetic
Signet, DPA Setting Synthetics Detection Criteria
Signet Jewelers is working with the Diamond ProducersAssociation (DPA) and product-testing firm UL on an initiative to establish qualitycriteria for equipment that detects synthetics, the jeweler said.The project with UL, formerly Underwriters Laboratories –and not...
Retail Apr 06, 2017 Joshua Freedman
GIA artisanal miners guide
GIA Launches Gem Guide for Artisanal Miners
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is piloting a freegemology guide for artisanal miners in producing countries.The aim is to offer basic gemological and market knowledge inregions where gem-mining takes place, the institute said Tuesday. The...
Mining Apr 05, 2017 Rapaport News
James Shigley GIA
GIA’s James Shigley to Get AGS Award
The American Gem Society (AGS) will honor senior GemologicalInstitute of America (GIA) gemologist James Shigley with its Lifetime AchievementAward later this year.Shigley, a distinguished research fellow at the GIA (pictured), willreceive the accolade...
Polished Markets Mar 07, 2017 Rapaport News
Melee diamonds
GIA Finds Significant Undisclosed Synthetics
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) recently uncovered an unusually large number of undisclosed synthetic diamonds mixed in with natural melee diamonds, the lab confirmed with Rapaport News on Monday. A parcel of 323 melee diamonds with...
Polished Markets Mar 07, 2017 Avi Krawitz
Hong Kong Show - March 2017
5 Lessons from the Hong Kong Show
The Hong Kong show was better than expected for the diamond trade, as Chinese jewelers were looking for goods after being absent from the market for some time. But while exhibitors...
Polished Markets Mar 07, 2017 Avi Krawitz
Anna Martin GIA Diamond Empowerment Fund DEF
GIA Executive to Head Diamond Empowerment Fund
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has named Anna Martin asits new president, succeeding Phyllis Bergman, who is departing after a five-yearterm.Martin (pictured), who is senior vice president for global developmentand beneficiation at the Gemological...
Mining Feb 23, 2017 Rapaport News
GIA Grading Report
GIA Seeking Diamond Researchers
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is calling on qualifiedresearchers to apply for full-time academic research in mineralogy, geology,physics, materials science and other fields related to gemology. The Richard T. Liddicoat Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at the GIA’s California...
Polished Markets Jan 05, 2017 Rapaport News
Diamond crushing
Diamond Crushes It in YouTube Test
A GIA-graded natural diamond survived an attempt by videostunt men to crush it with a hydraulic press.Makers of YouTube channel 'Hydraulic Press VS' show aGIA-certified round brilliant, 0.25-carat, F-color, SI1-clarity diamond beingplaced under a crusher. To their delight, the...
Polished Markets Jan 02, 2017 Rapaport News
GIA melee testing report
GIA Rolls Out Synthetic Melee Testing Service
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has startedaccepting stones for its automated melee testing service, which identifiespotential synthetics in batches of small diamonds.Following a five-monthpilot, the GIA Melee Analysis Service is now open at most GIA...
Polished Markets Dec 06, 2016 Rapaport News
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 Lab
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 Lab
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
Rapaport Logo
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
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
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