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RJC Extends Reach to Silver Jewelry
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) will expand itscertification to the silver trade, the standards organizations said last week.Until now, the London-based group has focused on diamonds,gemstones, gold and platinum-group metals, addressing issues...
Financial-Legal Dec 03, 2017 Rapaport News
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
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
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Jewelers of America Certifies 133 Industry Professionals This Year
Jewelersof America (JA), a national trade associationfor businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace,certified 133 professionals this year from areas such as sales, management andbench jewelry. Thecertification adds competitive edge to participating retails stores...
Retail Nov 23, 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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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
Press Release: AISociety's AiFasTrak Appraisal Program Begins July 6
Press Release: The AISociety -- Appraisers International Society (AIS) -- now offers the most comprehensive, advanced and affordable valuation/appraising education program ever for the gems and jewelry sector with AiFasTrak™ 2015. This...
Research Jun 19, 2015 AISociety
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JA Schedules Sales & Management Certification Exams at Four Trade Shows
Jewelers of America (JA) will offer its sales and management professional certification exams at four upcoming U.S. trade shows. The certification is centered around two-hour exams that evaluate the proficiency of jewelry professionals on two...
Research Apr 15, 2015 Jeff Miller
Press Release: Taché Renews Membership With RJC
Press Release: Taché is pleased to announce to all of its clients and partners that it has successfully renewed its Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) membership, 0000 0495.RJC members commit to, and are independently audited against,...
Marketing Feb 20, 2015 Taché
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Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India Begins Certification Program
Nearly 20,000 skilled artisans from Surat are preparing to take written and theoretical exams in pursuit of a new professional certificate that was developed by the Gems & Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI) and the...
Research Feb 11, 2015 Zainab Morbiwala
Blom: Open Letter Regarding Over-Grading Certification
Press Release: The following is an open letter to the trade from Ernie Blom, the president of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB). Colleagues and friends,The diamond industry is facing a serious challenge to its integrity, which...
Polished Markets Nov 21, 2014 Ernie Blom
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GECI Lab Trumpets Grading, Customer Education Services
Press Release: The world of gemstones is evolving as market challenges grow more complex for the jewelry industry. Such examples include new and improving treatments of natural diamonds and colored gemstones, along with substantial...
Polished Markets Nov 13, 2014 GECI
Gem-A Celebrates its Annual Graduating Class at Goldsmiths' Hall
Press Release: The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) celebrated the success of its students worldwide, with an annual ceremony for all graduates of its gemology and diamond diplomas on Monday, November 3 at the Goldsmiths’ Hall...
Research Nov 07, 2014 Gem-A
GIA Suspends Diamond Sealing Services & Duplicate Reports
Press Release: Effective immediately, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will suspend diamond sealing services and the issuance of duplicate reports at all locations.The Institute is taking this action after receiving a sealed diamond for...
Research Nov 03, 2014 GIA
RJC Accredits Two Auditing Firms in India
Press Release: The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) completed a key round of engagement with the Indian industry during a weeklong series of outreach sessions, one-on-one meetings with RJC members, key industry stakeholders and prospective...
Marketing Feb 14, 2014 RJC
AISociety.com Offers Advanced Valuation/Appraisal Programs
Press Release: The AISociety, Appraisers International Society (AIS), has launched AISociety.com, unveiling the Accredited International Valuer Registry (AiV-Registry)™ and related program registration information for the January 13 start of AiCertification™ 2014's 11-month live, online global offering -- the fourth since 2011. According to AiGovernance's...
Research Jan 08, 2014 AISociety
AnchorCert Hosts 'Open Day' in Birmingham
Press Release: Gemologists from the AnchorCert Gemmological Laboratory at The Birmingham Assay Office in the U.K. welcomed members of the jewelry trade to the first AnchorCert Open Day. A steady stream of retailers, valuers, diamond ring...
Marketing Nov 01, 2013 AnchorCert
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Smolensk Diamonds Achieves RJC Certification
Press Release: The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) announced today that Smolensk Diamonds NV, the Antwerp-based diamond trader, has achieved certification by meeting the highest ethical, social and environmental standards established by the...
Polished Markets Oct 17, 2013 Kristall
The Rapaport Certification Conference
The Rapaport Certification Conference, now in its fourth year, explores the current state of diamond certification and grading laboratories. This conference is an opportunity for viewers to learn about the nuances and standards of grading used...
Research Jun 12, 2013 Rapaport News
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Rapaport Fair Trade Conference to Discuss Source Certification
Press Release: May 6, 2013, Las Vegas: This year’s annual Rapaport Fair Trade Conference will discuss how the jewelry industry can enhance its reputation by ensuring the chain of custody and ethical sourcing...
Fair Trade May 06, 2013 Rapaport
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