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GIA lab-grown diamond reports
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
Polished diamonds
‘Grading’ Is Just for Natural Diamonds, Says CIBJO
Laboratories should reserve the term “grading report” for natural diamonds rather than lab-grown stones, the World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) has urged.Lab-grown diamonds lack the rarity that underpins the concept of grading,...
Polished Markets Oct 13, 2020 Rapaport News
Polished diamond in loupe
Diamond Grading Gets an International Standard
The International Standards Organization (ISO) has approved its first grading guidelines for polished diamonds in an effort to achieve consistency among laboratories.The new ISO 24106 specifies the terminology, classification and methods that labs...
Polished Markets Sep 24, 2020 Rapaport News
Sarine Files India Lawsuit 150
Sarine, Chinese Lab Debut Light-Performance Report
Sarine Technologies has partnered with China’s National Gemstone Testing Center (NGTC) to offer light-performance reports for a leading jewelry supplier in the region.The co-branded reports for high-end Chinese jewelry designer, manufacturer and wholesaler...
Retail Sep 16, 2020 Rapaport News
GIA podcast Aug 2020
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
GIA dossiers
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
JD.com
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
Gems and Gemology natural all diamond ring
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 20 carats, the...
Polished Markets Aug 20, 2020 Rapaport News
Tiffany diamond engagement ring
Tiffany to Share Full Provenance of Its Diamonds
Tiffany & Co. will give consumers full details of each diamond’s route from mine to jewelry, encompassing the rough’s origin as well as the locations of cutting, grading and setting.Beginning in October, the US retailer will share...
Retail Aug 19, 2020 Rapaport News
GIA grading
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
Polished diamonds.
India Extends Deadline for Duty-Free Reimports
The Indian government has granted diamond companies extra time to ship polished goods back to the country without incurring customs duty.At present, reimports are subject to the 7.5% levy once the diamonds have...
Polished Markets Jul 12, 2020 Rapaport News
GIA Scholarships
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
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
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
HRD
Sarine Joins Race to Buy HRD Antwerp
Sarine Technologies has entered the running to acquire HRDAntwerp, according to two sources close to the sale process. The Israel-based diamond-technology company has registered its interest in buying the Belgian laboratory, as have two previous...
Polished Markets Dec 03, 2019 Joshua Freedman
HRD Antwerp
HRD Antwerp Receives Two Takeover Bids
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) and industry veteran Peter Meeus have put in rival bids to acquire HRD Antwerp.Meeus, HRD’s former managing director, lastweek submitted a proposal to buy at least 51% of the lab in partnership...
Financial-Legal Nov 06, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Fake green rough diamond
GIA Exposes Rough Diamond with Fake Green Color
Manufacturers coated a rough diamond with a green substanceto imitate a natural color, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) saidafter the stone turned up for grading.The presence of chromium oxide powder on the surface ofthe 6.49-carat crystal...
Rough Markets Aug 19, 2019 Rapaport News
GIA color grading
GIA Cuts Prices 10% Amid Market Slowdown
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has temporarilyreduced grading fees for certain smaller diamonds after recording a drop in submissionsduring the recent industry slump. The organization is slashing prices of reports by 10% forpolished weighing from...
Polished Markets Jul 16, 2019 Joshua Freedman
GIA CVD
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 mistaken
‘Lab-Grown’ Diamond Turns Out to Be Natural
A client of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA)wrongly submitted a natural diamond as a lab-grown stone, the organizationsaid.The GIA’s Carlsbad laboratory recently received the round brilliant,2.23-carat, D-color diamond, which the customer had sent in for asynthetic-diamond...
Polished Markets Feb 06, 2019 Rapaport News
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