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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 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
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GIA Offers Origin Reports for Colored Diamonds
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will offer provenance reports for colored diamonds, expanding its existing service matching polished to the original rough. The organization analyzes the physical measurements andother scientific data...
Polished Markets Jun 02, 2019 Rapaport News
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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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First Chinese Retailer Joins GIA’s M2M
Chinese retailer Laelim Jewelry and Belgian manufacturer IGCGroup will collaborate to test the Gemological Institute of America’s (GIA) M2Mtraceability program. Laelim is the first Chinese jeweler to participate in the project, it said last week. The...
Rough Markets Oct 21, 2018 Rapaport News
GIA Mineral
GIA Names New Mineral Crowningshieldite
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has discovered anew mineral while studying flaws in large diamonds from the Letšeng mine. The organization named the substance crowningshieldite afterG. Robert Crowningshield. The 50-year GIA...
Research Oct 10, 2018 Rapaport News
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GIA, Chow Tai Fook Launch Blockchain Pilot
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has partneredwith Chow Tai Fook on a pilot program that will use blockchain to deliverdigital diamond-grading reports. The GIA will create a permanent and immutable record fordiamonds from the...
Retail May 23, 2018 Rapaport News
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GIA Unveils Plans for Labs in Surat and Antwerp
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will this year opena laboratory in Surat, and expand its operations in Antwerp to include diamondgrading.The GIA has secured premises for the two locations, and expects to open both...
Polished Markets Jan 09, 2018 Rapaport News
Israel Diamond Exchange
Israel to Receive GIA Synthetic Detecting Device
A sophisticated device that detects synthetic diamonds will be presented to the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in February 2014, IDE reported.The IDE will be the first diamond exchange to receive the...
Polished Markets Nov 20, 2013 Deena Taylor
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