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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
GIA report
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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GIA India Makes Leadership Changes
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has appointed Sriram Natarajan as managing director of its India lab, to succeed Nirupa Bhatt.Natarajan, who joined the GIA in 2017 as vice president of laboratory operations, will report to GIA India’s...
Polished Markets Mar 15, 2020 Rapaport News
Diamond Grading
Sarine Ushers In Era of In-Factory Grading
Sarine Technologies has launched a new platform enabling manufacturers to tap its automated grading systems and issue a report in-house to support the needs of jewelers.The company this week introduced its eGrading innovation via a video...
Technology Mar 12, 2020 Avi Krawitz
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NY Shows Canceled as Outbreak Spreads
Two additional industry events will not take place this month as fears of the coronavirus continue to escalate.Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) has postponed its Expo, while JA New York has canceled its...
Polished Markets Mar 11, 2020 Rapaport News
GIA dossiers
GIA Calls Off New York Career Fair
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has canceled next week’s career event in New York due to the coronavirus.The GIA Jewelry Career Fair was due to take place on March 13. It targets job seekers in the...
Polished Markets Mar 05, 2020 Rapaport News
GIA
GIA Introduces New Mineral ‘Dutrowite’
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has confirmed a new mineral species discovered in Italy, which has been named "dutrowite."The moniker is in recognition of GIA governor Barbara Dutrow and her contributions to mineral sciences and crystal...
Polished Markets Feb 27, 2020 Rapaport News
GIA Scholarships
GIA to Hand Out $2M in Scholarships
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will offer $2 million in scholarship funds to aspiring students in 2020, it said Tuesday.Students interested in gemology and jewelry-manufacturing arts programs, distance-education courses and lab classes can apply for funding....
Polished Markets Feb 05, 2020 Rapaport News
GIA Susan Jacques
JVC Honors GIA’s Susan Jacques
The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) has presented Gemological Institute of America (GIA) CEO Susan Jacques with the Stanley Schechter Award.The accolade, which was established in 2002, recognizes industry leaders who have raised...
Polished Markets Jan 20, 2020 Rapaport News
GIA
GIA Suspends Sealing Service
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has halted its diamond-sealing service after fraudsters tampered with packets and replaced stones with treated ones. A small number of packages were “compromised” after leaving the GIA...
Polished Markets Jan 19, 2020 Rapaport News
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GIA Advertises Origin Reports in Times Square
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has unveiled a video-billboard advertising campaign that encourages consumers to learn about the origin of diamonds.Two ads featuring GIA’s Diamond Origin Report and the 4Cs of diamond quality are...
Polished Markets Jan 15, 2020 Rapaport News
Stone inspection
The 10 Most Read Stories of 2019
There’s a running joke here at Rapaport News that if we just put “GIA,” “De Beers” and “synthetics” into a headline in a random order and added a few filler words, it would automatically get the diamond industry clicking...
Polished Markets Dec 31, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Bruno Scarselli
Can Nanotechnology Save the Diamond Trade?
It’s not easy for a diamantaire to compete in the emerging diamond-traceability market, admits Bruno Scarselli, a New York-based supplier of fancy-color diamonds. As the likes of De Beers, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and others roll out...
Technology Dec 09, 2019 Avi Krawitz
GIA Dubai
GIA to Shut Down Dubai Branch
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will close its Dubai office by the end of the year, ending a decade-long presence in the city. The organization has offered education programs, including its Graduate Diamonds course...
Polished Markets Dec 04, 2019 Rapaport News
GIA
Two New Governors Join GIA Board
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has appointed Jeffrey Post and Tammy Storino as governors to its board, to help steer the organization’s mission andstrategic initiatives. Post, a research geologist at the SmithsonianNational Museum of Natural History,...
Polished Markets Nov 13, 2019 Rapaport News
Sarine Tiffany
Sarine Adapts Grading to Reach Tiffany Standards
Sarine Technologies will modify its diamond-grading equipment to comply with the luxury jewelry retailer’s stringentguidelines. Sarine bases its automated grading on the Gemological Institute of America’s grading system. However, Tiffany’s in-house graders have...
Polished Markets Nov 03, 2019 Rapaport News
Dubai Conference Tech Panel
Diamond Manufacturers Must Brace for Automation
Imagine the following: A diamond-mining company operating with self-driving trucks loads its haul of ore to the processing plant, where rough diamonds are separated from waste and arranged in their rough forms into different...
Manufacturing Oct 31, 2019 Avi Krawitz
GIA
GIA Hires Mark Buntz as Marketing Chief
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has appointedMark Buntz senior vice president and chief marketing officer, to drive thefuture of the organization’s brand. A marketing veteran with more than 20 years of experience inglobal brand marketing,...
Polished Markets Oct 29, 2019 Rapaport News
GIA
GIA to Roll Out Gem Guide Across Africa
The Gemological Institute ofAmerica (GIA) has committed $1.3 million to deploying its free gemology guidefor artisanal miners across multiple countries in Africa. The kit will be available to 10,000 miners over four years inMadagascar,...
Mining Oct 22, 2019 Rapaport News
Christies
Christie’s Hires West Coast Watch Expert
Christie’s has appointed AntiquesRoadshow watch expert Michael Fossner to lead its west coast watchdepartment. The auctioneer has charged Fossner with leading appraisals whileguiding and growing the company in the region. He is also expected...
Watches Oct 16, 2019 Rapaport News
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