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GIA Launches Cultured Pearl Report
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has introduced a classification report for unmodified cultured akoya, South Sea and Tahitian pearls.The GIA Cultured Pearl Classification Report includes the size, shape, color, luster, surface,...
Polished Markets Jan 13, 2021 Rapaport News
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The Most Buzzworthy Diamonds of 2020
Amid a challenging year for the industry, diamonds proved the coronavirus pandemic couldn’t dampen their appeal. Several stones made headlines, set records, exceeded expectations, or simply showed their sellers the money. Most...
Polished Markets Dec 30, 2020 Leah Meirovich
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GIA to Cut Back Antwerp Business
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will scale back its Antwerp operations from January, but has decided not to shut the laboratory entirely.“Today, we notified clients of the GIA laboratory in Antwerp that, as of January, the...
Polished Markets Dec 22, 2020 Joshua Freedman
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Chow Tai Fook Unveils In-House AI Grading Report
Chow Tai Fook is launching its own diamond certificates based on artificial intelligence, using a new grading scale featuring numbers instead of letters.The Chow Tai Fook AI Diamond Grading Certificate will be available for stones weighing...
Retail Nov 03, 2020 Rapaport News
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New Group Supports Black People in Jewelry Trade
A group of industry members has formed the Black in Jewelry Coalition (BIJC) to help Black professionals gain access to the resources and opportunities they need to succeed in the trade.The coalition’s board of directors is composed entirely of Black...
Polished Markets Nov 02, 2020 Rapaport News
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GIA Unveils New Lab-Grown Reports
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has launched its new grading reports for lab-grown diamonds, offering an updated look and format.The new documents, branded “LGDR by GIA,” come in digital-only form and use specific...
Polished Markets Oct 15, 2020 Rapaport News
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Charles & Colvard Embraces Lab-Grown Diamonds
Charles & Colvard, the producer of synthetic-moissanite jewelry, has launched a line of bridal and fashion pieces featuring lab-grown diamonds.“There is a growing awareness of and demand for lab-created gems,” Don O’Connell, the company’s CEO, said...
Retail Sep 21, 2020 Rapaport News
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GIA on Covid-19, Automation and Synthetics
The Gemological Institute of America is pressing ahead with projects that may transform diamond grading, CEO Susan Jacques said in an exclusive interview on the Rapaport Diamond Podcast.Despite the pandemic, the institute announced a collaboration with...
Polished Markets Sep 10, 2020 Joshua Freedman
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GIA Considers Shutting Antwerp Lab
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) plans to close or heavily scale back its Antwerp operations following a review of its business in the Belgian city.“Based on global and local market conditions and activity, and the impact...
Polished Markets Aug 30, 2020 Rapaport News
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Chinese Online Giant to Offer Verified GIA Reports
Technology provider Everledger has teamed up with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) to verify diamond grading reports on e-commerce site JD.com, China’s largest retailer.Everledger will synchronize the GIA’s grading information to JD’s existing anti-counterfeiting...
Technology Aug 26, 2020 Rapaport News
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GIA to Give Out $1M in Scholarships
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will offer $1 million in scholarship funds in 2021 to aspiring students and those looking to advance their careers, it said Monday.Students and professionals interested in gemology and jewelry-manufacturing arts programs, distance-education...
Polished Markets Aug 25, 2020 Rapaport News
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GIA Now Able to Screen Fancy-Shaped Melee
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has expanded its melee-screening capabilities, with the organization now able to test whether parcels of fancy-shaped diamonds contain lab-grown or treated stones.The melee-analysis service separates natural diamonds from...
Polished Markets Aug 24, 2020 Rapaport News
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Natural All-Diamond Ring Is a GIA First
A ring made entirely of natural diamond has become the first of its type to reach the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) for evaluation.The 13.15-carat, fancy-dark-grey diamond originated from a rough stone weighing around 196 carats,...
Polished Markets Aug 20, 2020 Rapaport News
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Jewelry Entrepreneur Nancy Brewer Dies
Jewelry manufacturer Nancy Brewer died in early August, according to a statement by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), where she had been a board member for 10 years.Brewer was the founder and CEO of jewelry-design company Nancy...
Manufacturing Aug 16, 2020 Rapaport News
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GIA to Give Full Color, Clarity Grades for Lab-Grown
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is launching a new digital report for lab-grown diamonds that will feature specific color and clarity grades. The organization, which currently only offers loose descriptions and grade...
Polished Markets Aug 12, 2020 Rapaport News
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GIA Embraces Automated Clarity Grading
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has teamed up with IBM Research to develop an automated system for grading the clarity of a diamond.The artificial intelligence (AI) technology uses data from tens of millions of diamonds GIA laboratories...
Technology Jul 27, 2020 Rapaport News
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GIA to Unlock New York Lab
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is reopening its New York grading laboratory Monday following a three-month shutdown due to the coronavirus.“As restrictions are lifted and the global gem and jewelry industry begins to recover,...
Polished Markets Jun 25, 2020 Rapaport News
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Five GIA Labs Resume Operations
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has reopened laboratories in five locations following COVID-19 shutdowns.The organization’s labs in Johannesburg and Tokyo recommenced limited operations on May 7, the GIA said Monday. Visitors to the Johannesburg lab...
Polished Markets May 19, 2020 Rapaport News
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GIA Reduces Services Across the World
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has closed most of its laboratories and educational centers due to the coronavirus.The laboratory at its headquarters in Carlsbad, California, has shut temporarily, as have grading facilities in Antwerp, Johannesburg, Mumbai,...
Polished Markets Mar 26, 2020 Rapaport News
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GSI to Flag Treatments in Lab-Grown Reports
Gemological Science International (GSI) has launched a new grading report for synthetic diamonds that states whether a stone has been through post-growth treatment, claiming to be the first major laboratory to offer this.The LGX Complete...
Rough Markets Mar 15, 2020 Rapaport News
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