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London to Host Ethical-Gemstone Fair 150
Ethically Sourced Gem Fair Comes to UK
Three UK suppliers are collaborating on a one-day fair inLondon that will feature only ethically sourced and traceable gemstones forpurchase by jewelry designers. Stuart Pool of Nineteen48, KathyChappell of Fair Trade Gemstones and Ian Bone of Queensland,Australia-based...
Polished Markets Feb 18, 2018 Rapaport News
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Gemfields Names Post-Takeover CEO
Gemfields’ new owner, Pallinghurst Resources, has appointedSean Gilbertson as CEO of the colored-gemstone producer following the resignationof the miner’s senior executives.Gilbertson (pictured), an executive director of Pallinghurst, is alongstanding member of Gemfields’ board and was closely...
Gemstones Aug 07, 2017 Rapaport News
GIA Notifies the Trade of Undisclosed Diamond Treatment
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) reported that approximately 500 colorless to near-colorless diamonds that were submitted primarily to GIA’s grading laboratory in Ramat Gan, Israel, were potentially subjected to an undisclosed temporary treatment.GIA believes that...
Polished Markets May 12, 2015 Jeff Miller
Charles & Colvard's Loss Widens to $13M in 2014
RAPAPORT.. Charles & Colvard Ltd. reported that sales fell 10 percent year on year to $25.6 million in 2014. Revenue across U.S. operations rose 7 percent to $22.1 million, while international sales plummeted 55 percent to $3.5 million....
Gemstones Mar 13, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Press Release: Colored Gemstone App for Those On the Go
Press Release: Mayer & Watt released the first commercial colored gemstone app for Apple and Android. Mayer & Watt, a coloredgemstone dealer that specializes in fine-quality gemstones, has released the veryfirst commercial...
Technology Mar 09, 2015 Mayer & Watt
IDCA Announces Election Results
The Indian Diamond & Colorstone Association Inc. (IDCA) announced results of its elections for the board of directors and the group unanimously elected a new executive committee for the year 2015. Prakash Mehta...
Gemstones Dec 22, 2014 Jeff Miller
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Genesis Rare Diamonds to Hold Silent Auction
Press Release: Genesis Rare Diamonds rings in the autumn season with “The Colours Of Fall Silent Auction of Diamonds” set for Saturday, November 8, 2014 and Sunday, November 9, 2014 from 1 p.m. (ET) 4 p.m. each...
Gemstones Nov 03, 2014 Genesis
CEL Develops Stable Clarity Enhancement for Tourmalines
Arthur Groom and Fernando Garzon of Clarity Enhancement Laboratory (CEL) in New York developed a new process whereby fissures in tourmalines can be enhanced for better face-up appearance. CEL's “ExCel” product for emeralds already has...
Technology Aug 13, 2014 Nirali Sheth
IGI Launches Mobile App, Announces Jaipur Lab Opening
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) launched its new consumer mobile application for Android/iOS titled “my Diamond, my Jewelry” at the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) in addition to offering a live grading lab.During the show,...
Research Jul 23, 2014 Jeff Miller
IGI Mumbai Education Program Broadens Gemology for Young Gemologists
Press Release: The International Gemological Institute (IGI) – the world’s largest independent laboratory for testing and grading gemstones and fine jewelry – recently launched its “Young Gemologist” summer workshop, an introductory half-day session...
Marketing Jun 09, 2014 IGI
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CIBJO Commission Report Qualifies Glass-Filled Rubies
Press Release: With fewer than five weeks before the opening of the 2014 CIBJO Congress in Moscow on May 19, 2014, the fourth of the CIBJO commissions' special reports has been released. Prepared by the...
Gemstones Apr 18, 2014 CIBJO
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India, Belgium Ministers Meet to Strengthen Ties
India called for institutional cooperation between the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) and domestic diamond facilities, mainly in the areas of diamond and gemstone grading and sorting, research and development, certification and...
Polished Markets Aug 03, 2012 Dilipp S Nag
Gemfields Looking to Acquire Sapphire Mine
Gemfields Plc is interested in acquiring a sapphire mine to broaden its portfolio and boost its global market share.“Without a doubt we would love to bring a great sapphire mine into our portfolio,” Ian Harebottle (pictured), the chief...
Mining Nov 14, 2011 Dilipp S Nag
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Baker to Discuss Global Trends in Thailand
Donna Baker, the president of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), will share industry insights as well as her vision for the GIA in the 21st century at the upcoming Gemstone Gathering in Thailand on September 28. This...
Marketing Sep 21, 2011 Jeff Miller
Hughes to Address 'Gemological Heresies' in Bangkok
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will feature the topic “Gemological Heresies” at the group's 47th Gemstone Gathering on June 29 in Bangkok. Author Richard W. Hughes will provide the presentation and challenge longstanding beliefs associated...
Gemstones Jun 17, 2011 Jeff Miller
Sears Announces the Zeghani by Simon Collection
Sears announced today that it was carrying the Zeghani by Simon jewelry collection both in stores and online. The designer, Zaven Ghanimian, maintains a commitment to making jewelry affordable while incorporating large-carat-weight genuine gemstones crafted in ornate silver settings. Each piece is handmade. Ghanimian is the son of Simon...
Gemstones May 04, 2011 Jeff Miller
ICA Begins its Biennial Congress in Rio de Janeiro
The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) kicked-off its 14th biennial congress today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The three-day meeting was being hosted by the Brazilian Gems & Jewelry Trade Association at the Sofitel hotel on Copacabana Beach through May 4. Opening day discussions were devoted...
Manufacturing May 02, 2011 Ricci Dipshan
Samuels Jewelers Introduces its Matisse Line
Samuels Jewelers introduced its Matisse line, featuring designs set in sterling silver with 14-karat rose and yellow gold accents. The Matisse line is highlighted with pink or green amethysts, lemon citrines, blue topaz and other gemstones all of which are accented with smoky quartz...
Marketing Apr 29, 2011 Jeff Miller
GIA Hosts Lecture on Madagascar Sapphire Mining
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will host the lecture “Sapphire Mining in Ilakaka, Madagascar: A 10-Year Adventure,” during the 45th Gemstone Gathering on April 27 in Bangkok. The featured speakers are Nirina Rakotosaona, Madagascar’s largest...
Gemstones Apr 13, 2011 Jeff Miller
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