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NCDIA Creates Colored-Diamond Ambassador Group
The Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA) plans to build a “United Nations” of ambassadors to promote the qualities of natural-color diamonds in their respective countries.“Most organizations like ours are searching for ways to move forward after the...
Polished Markets Jul 15, 2020 Rapaport News
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NCDIA Announces Advisory Board
The Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA) has appointedthree members to its 2019 advisory board. They will be responsible for supporting and guiding the organization’sexecutive committee, NCDIA said last week. The new advisory...
Polished Markets Apr 24, 2019 Rapaport News
AIGS Launches App to Prevent Counterfeiting
The Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS) haslaunched a mobile app that can verify its gemstone reports, following a recent slew of counterfeiting cases. “This new app is necessary in order to protect ourcustomers,” AIGS chairman Kennedy...
Polished Markets Mar 17, 2019 Rapaport News
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NCDIA Opens Bangkok Office
The Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA) has opened anew office at the Jewelry Trade Center in Bangkok, bringing it closer to other industry organizations. The location also houses the Bangkok Diamonds and PreciousStones Exchange...
Polished Markets Jul 29, 2018 Rapaport News
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AIGS Warns About Fake Gem Reports
The Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS) hasissued a warning to the international diamond industry over fake gemstonereports bearing its logo.The counterfeit reports contain a working QR code thatdirects users to a fake website with the suffix...
Polished Markets Jul 22, 2018 Rapaport News
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Asian Jewelry Groups Launch International Council
Two Asian organizations have formed a cross-border gem andjewelry industry group, aiming to improve international relations within thetrade. The Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS) and theJewelry Trade Center (JTC) have partnered to create...
Polished Markets Jul 11, 2018 Rapaport News
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Head of Asian Gem Institute Steps Down
Barbara Wheat will leave her position as president of theAsian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS), the institute’s owner, the HoGroup, said Tuesday. Wheat (pictured) will relocate from Thailand to the US to become vicepresident of international relations...
Polished Markets Jun 05, 2018 Rapaport News
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Colored-Diamond Group Expands into Asia
The Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA) has formed anaffiliation with an Asian gemological organization in an attempt to extend itssupport and educational services to the region.The trade body will establish NCDIA Asia by partnering withthe Asian...
Polished Markets Sep 25, 2017 Rapaport News
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Barbara Wheat to Lead Asian Gem Institute
The Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS) has appointed Barbara Wheat as president.Wheat will be based at the AIGS headquarters in Bangkok,Thailand, starting in late March, she said in an email to Rapaport NewsTuesday. Founded in 1978, AIGS describes itself...
Polished Markets Mar 14, 2017 Rapaport News
Kuzi Joins the Advisory Board of AIGS to Oversee Expansion Plan
Joseph Kuzi, the founder and managing director of Diamond Services Ltd., was appointed to the advisory board of the Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS) and will oversee the expansion of the organization's colored gemstone...
Research Jul 06, 2015 Jeff Miller
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