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DEF Invests in Education on Three Continents
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has grantedits largest-ever award, to be shared among nine beneficiaries across three continents.The $470,000 training and education grant,released early last week, is designed to support girls’ education,entrepreneurship and youth...
Financial-Legal Oct 15, 2019 Rapaport News
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
GIA Expands China Education
The Gemological Instituteof America (GIA) will offer remote learning to students in China, expanding its collaborationwith ShanghaiJiao Tong University (SJTU). The GIA’s distance-educationprograms will allow participants to access equipment and gemstones in self-studystudent workrooms...
Polished Markets Jul 02, 2019 Rapaport News
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Mumbai Gem Center Rebrands as IIG
India-based Shreeji Rajendra Diamond Classes(SRDC) has changed its name to the InternationalInstitute of Gemology (IIG), reflecting the global focus of its educationalcourses, it said last week. The gemological center also inaugurated itsnew Panchratna Building...
Polished Markets Jul 24, 2018 Rapaport News
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Rapaport Academy Launches Retail-Sales Courses
Rapaport Academy has created two online courses to helpretailers improve their digital marketing and sales. The e-learning platform launched the new programs inresponse to retailers’ requests for extra resources to help their online...
Retail Jun 27, 2018 Rapaport News
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Rapaport Academy Launches Course in Chinese
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, March 7, 2018, LasVegas... The Rapaport Group has released a Chinese version of Rapaport Academy’spopular online course — Fundamentals of Diamond Trading. In response to increasing demand fromChinese diamond trading professionals looking to increase their...
Polished Markets Mar 07, 2018 Rapaport
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De Beers’ IIDGR to Offer Courses in Chinese
De Beers’ diamond-grading unit will launch two of itseducational courses in Chinese, aiming to tap the important and fast-growingmarket. The International Institute of Diamond Grading &Research (IIDGR) will offer its online Diamond Foundation Course — covering...
Polished Markets Feb 28, 2018 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
Diamond Trader
Rapaport Launches Education Platform
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, November 28, 2017, Las Vegas... TheRapaport Group is pleased to announce the launch of Rapaport Academy. This newinnovative e-learning platform increases knowledgeand productivity for professionals in the diamond and jewelry industry....
Polished Markets Nov 28, 2017 Rapaport
Barbara Wheat AIGS
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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JA and DCA Agree to Collaborate
Jewelers of America (JA) and the Diamond Council of America(DCA) have decided to work together toward their shared goal of supporting thejewelry industry, the two trade organizations announced Wednesday.The groups’ boards voted in favor of an affiliationagreement...
Retail Jun 08, 2017 Rapaport News
Jonathan Kendall IIDGR
IIDGR to Roll Out Synthetics-Detection Course
A training course for synthetic-diamond detection will launch this spring in the US and India, courtesy of De Beers’ International Institute of Diamond Grading and Research (IIDGR). The two-day course — which aims to show participants how to distinguish...
Polished Markets Apr 30, 2017 Rapaport News
Barbara Wheat AIGS
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
Tehran Iran
HRD Antwerp Enters Iran in Middle East Expansion
Diamond-grading group HRD Antwerp will launch an educational program in Iran to expand its presence in the Middle East.HRD will start training certified diamond graders in a debut course in Tehran at the end of April in collaboration with Alireza...
Polished Markets Feb 14, 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
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
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DEF Grants Educational Funding in India, DRC
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) announced two new grantstotaling $130,000 to educational institutions in India and the DemocraticRepublic of Congo (DRC).The DEF and its board approved a $100,000 award toVeerayatan, marking the second consecutive...
Financial-Legal Aug 16, 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
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AISociety Launches Global Valuation Program
The AISociety – Appraisers International Society (AIS) will debutan online valuation training course this month aimed at three time zones aroundthe world.Primary program developer and instructor Elly Rosen willbroadcast the program live...
Polished Markets Jul 06, 2016 Rapaport News
India student IIGJ
India’s Budding Jewelers Get New Graduate Scheme
The Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery (IIGJ) introduceda “one-of-its-kind” graduate program in jewelry design and manufacturingtechniques in collaboration with an Indian business management school.The IIGJ has tied up with the Welingkar Institute ofManagement to offer...
Polished Markets May 17, 2016 Rapaport News
Alan Hart Gem-A CEO
Gem-A Hires Natural History Museum’s Hart for CEO Role
The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) hasappointed the Natural History Museum’s Alan Hart as its newchief executive officer. Hart, who will start at Gem-A June 1, joined the London museumin 1981, and since...
Polished Markets Mar 21, 2016 Rapaport News
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