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GIA Scholarships
GIA, AGS Launch Beatrice Shipley Scholarship
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and its sisterorganization, the American Gem Society (AGS), have established a scholarship inhonor of the contributions made by Beatrice Shipley. Shipley, the wife of GIA and AGS founder Robert...
Polished Markets Jul 31, 2019 Rapaport News
GIA
Former GIA President Glenn Nord Dies at 90
Glenn Nord, the third president of the Gemological Instituteof America (GIA) and a pioneer of its corporate training program and globaloutreach, died Sunday aged 90. “Glenn Nord was a committed advocate for GIA’s mission,...
Polished Markets Jun 11, 2019 Rapaport News
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GIA Names New Director of Relations
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has appointedShahdeh Ammadi director of institute relations, a newly created position. In her role, Ammadi will oversee the institute’s globalalumni and GemKids programs, as well as its guest services. She...
Polished Markets Apr 21, 2019 Rapaport News
GIA
GIA Aligns Lab-Grown Reports with FTC Standards
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has updated thelanguage in its lab-grown-diamond certificates to conform to the recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines.The grading lab will no longer use the term synthetic whenreferring to diamonds created...
Polished Markets Mar 31, 2019 Rapaport News
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Duncan Pay Appointed Head of GIA Education
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has appointedDuncan Pay as vice president and chief academic officer. Pay (pictured) will take charge of global education courses in gemology and jewelry design and manufacturing. He will replace...
Polished Markets Feb 07, 2018 Rapaport News
GIA Lab
GIA Board Gets Three New Members
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has appointedthree new members to its board of governors, the organization announced last week. The new additions are Karen Evans, national director of the USCyber Challenge (USCC) initiative...
Technology Nov 13, 2017 Rapaport News
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
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
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
Israel Diamond Exchange
Israel to Receive GIA Synthetic Detecting Device
A sophisticated device that detects synthetic diamonds will be presented to the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in February 2014, IDE reported.The IDE will be the first diamond exchange to receive the...
Polished Markets Nov 20, 2013 Deena Taylor
Borsheims
Buffett Appoints Karen Goracke as Borsheims' CEO
Warren Buffett appointed Karen Goracke as the CEO and president of Borsheims Fine Jewelry and Gifts, the company announced on its Facebook page. Goracke's appointment follows the planned departure of the company's longtime CEO,...
Retail Oct 09, 2013 Deena Taylor
susan jacques
Jacques to Leave Borsheims and Head GIA as CEO
The board of governors of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) appointed Susan M. Jacques as its new president and CEO. Jacques, currently the president and CEO of Borsheims Fine Jewelry and Gifts in Omaha, Nebraska, and...
Marketing Oct 07, 2013 Jeff Miller
Kimberley Process
Zimbabwe Dominates JCK Panel on Kimberley Process
The controversy at the Kimberley Process (KP) regarding Zimbabwe's Marange diamonds took center stage during a panel discussion held at the JCK Las Vegas show on Thursday afternoon. The event, titled “Diamond Dialogue: The...
Fair Trade Jun 02, 2011 Ricci Dipshan
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