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GIA Spots Natural-Synthetic Hybrid Diamond
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has discovered asynthetic layer that improved the weight and color of a natural diamond, and haswarned that the phenomenon may be happening more often.The cushion modified brilliant, 0.64-carat...
Technology May 20, 2019 Rapaport News
GIA Honors James Shigley with Top Award
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has awarded its highest honor to veteran researcher Dr. James Shigley, a pioneer of synthetic-diamond detection. Shigley received the Richard T. Liddicoat Award for Distinguished Achievement, which is named after...
Research Jan 09, 2019 Rapaport News
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Self-Purchasing Women Prefer White Gold – Poll
White gold is the most popular metal for self-purchasingmillennial women, with yellow gold trailing in last place, according to a survey by MVI Marketing.MVI conducted the survey in July among 1,001 US women aged25 to 40 with an annual of income...
Retail Aug 08, 2018 Rapaport News
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Jewelry Overtakes Cars as Investment Prospect
Jewelry has zoomed ahead of cars in Knight Frank’s LuxuryInvestment Index, as appetite for modern pieces has accelerated.Jewelry prices rose 4% in the 12 months to June 30, thereal-estate firm said in a recent research report, based mainly on data...
Research Sep 27, 2017 Rapaport News
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De Beers Marketing Targets Women
De Beers is changing its messaging this holiday season byconcentrating on women’s empowerment in its upcoming advertising campaign.“Historically, De Beers ads focused on a man gifting adiamond to a woman to express his appreciation for her as a mother or wife orgirlfriend,” said...
Marketing Sep 14, 2017 Avi Krawitz
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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
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Press Release: Gem-A Issues May's Journal of Gemmology
Press Release: The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has released the latest issue of its academic publication, The Journal of Gemmology, in collaboration with the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF and with the support...
Marketing May 08, 2015 Gem-A
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Average Spending on Jewelry for Mother's Day Expected to be $103
Approximately 84 percent of U.S. shoppers celebrate Mother's Day by gifting to a mother, step-mother, wife, sister or others, according to a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics. Of those who do mark the...
Research May 01, 2015 Jeff Miller
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NRF Creates Retail Research & Analysis Center
The National Retail Federation (NRF), the largest U.S. organization that represents retailers, invested several million dollars in creating a Retail Research and Analysis Center, which will serve as a hub for economic and consumer...
Research Apr 09, 2015 Jeff Miller
GIA Researchers Convene for Annual Meeting
Press Release: More than 40 global researchers from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) met November 12 and 13 for the Institute’s annual research meeting in Carlsbad, California. The scientists reviewed their current gemological research...
Research Nov 17, 2014 GIA
Gems & Gemology Illuminates Sri Lanka’s Gem Industry
Press Release: The fall 2014 issue of the Gemological Institute of America's (GIA) scientific quarterly journal Gems & Gemology (G&G) highlights Sri Lanka, recounting two decades of evolutionary and revolutionary changes in mining, trading...
Research Nov 14, 2014 GIA
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U.S. Jewelry Store Sales +3% to $2B
U.S. jewelry store sales increased 3 percent year on year to $2.391 billion in June, according to government calculations. As reported earlier this month on Rapaport News, U.S. jewelry and watch sales from all retail channels rose...
Research Aug 13, 2014 Jeff Miller
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Gem-A Publishes Its Latest Journal Edition
Press Release: The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) released the latest issue of its academic publication, The Journal of Gemmology, in collaboration with the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF and American Gemological Laboratories (AGL)....
Research Aug 04, 2014 Gem-A
Amazon.com Breaks Through to Top 10 Retailer List
Online retailer Amazon.com broke into the Top 10 of STORES Media's annual list of the Top 100 U.S. retailers, which was published in the July issue of STORES Magazine. The top retailer, of course, was Walmart...
Retail Jul 07, 2014 Jeff Miller
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Gold, Silver Supplies to Rise While Prices Decline in 2014
Press Release: Global gold and silver mine production is set to achieve record highs in 2014; two of the key findings from Metals Focus’ inaugural Gold & Silver Mining Focus report. The project was...
Research May 07, 2014 Metals Focus
Gem-A Reinstates Its Field Trip Program
Press Release: The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has announced it will be reviving its field trip program, at the request of its members, with a gemological field trip to Idar-Oberstein, from June 21 to 28, 2014.Over the...
Research Apr 08, 2014 Gem-A
NAJA Host 'Handbook of Gemmology' Author Dominy Book Signing
Press Release: The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) announces the opportunity for JCK Las Vegas attendees to meet the international author, Geoffrey Dominy, FGA, and world renowned photographer Tino Hammid, at the...
Research Apr 02, 2014 NAJA
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Customer Satisfaction Falls for JCPenney, Macy's, Target
U.S. consumer satisfaction with customer service from the retail sector overall in 2013 improved 1.7 percent year on year to 77.9 points, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). However, the department store...
Marketing Feb 26, 2014 Jeff Miller
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Jewelers Who Adopt Transparency Will Win Young Consumers
Younger U.S. consumers are even more attracted to retailers who focus on ethical and sustainable practices when it comes to buying jewelry and other big-ticket items, according to KPMG. Survey data revealed that about 41 percent...
Fair Trade Dec 10, 2013 Jeff Miller
Joia Creates Jewelry, Gemstone Blog
Press Release: Joia Consulting LLC has launched a new blog about jewelry and gemstones at Joia Gems; www.JoiaGems.blogspot.com. Hosted by Patricia Syvrud and Christine Webb, the goal of the blog is to teach, inspire and delight...
Marketing Nov 25, 2013 Joia Consulting
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