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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Hong Kong Fair Prioritizes Buyer Incentives
The organizers of the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair rejected the trade’s request for a discount, executives confirmed Wednesday.The Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers’ Association (HKJMA) had asked Informa Markets for...
Polished Markets Sep 18, 2019 Joshua Freedman
GIA
GIA Names New Mineral Johnkoivulaite
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has confirmed anew mineral species discovered in Myanmar, which it has called johnkoivulaite. The organization named the substance in honor of renownedmicroscopist and GIA researcher John Koivula. The 40-year...
Polished Markets Sep 18, 2019 Rapaport News
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Kathryn Kimmel to Retire from GIA
Senior vice president and chief marketing officer KathrynKimmel will leave the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) after 29 years. A third-generation jewelry-industry member, Kimmel worked inretail, manufacturing and various other fields within the...
Polished Markets Aug 28, 2019 Rapaport News
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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 Scholarships
GIA, AGS Launch Beatrice Shipley Scholarship
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and its sisterorganization, the American Gem Society (AGS), have established a scholarship inhonor of the contributions made by Beatrice Shipley. Shipley, the wife of GIA and AGS founder Robert...
Polished Markets Jul 31, 2019 Rapaport News
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Jewelry Blogger Robyn Hawk Dies at 63
Robyn Hawk, who authored a number of blogs on the jewelryindustry, passed away on July 16 at the age of 63 following a stroke. Dubbing herself a “serial blogger,” Hawk, who graduated fromthe Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in 2009 with a degree...
Polished Markets Jul 29, 2019 Rapaport News
Mercury Free Mining
Group Offers $1M Prize to Nix Mercury in Mining
Nonprofit organization Mercury Free Mining (MFM) hasorganized a global challenge campaign to eliminate the use of the dangerous metal in the industry,with the winning idea earning a $1 million prize, it said Tuesday. More than 15 million artisanal...
Mining Jul 24, 2019 Rapaport News
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