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The company’s higher quality rough emerald auction, originally scheduled for this month, has been postponed until February.
It is trying to get a better sense of U.S. consumers’ buying habits and attitudes toward jewelry set with rubies, sapphires and emeralds.
At its annual board meeting, the Gemological Institute of America appointed the former president of the Jewelers Board of Trade as the new board chair.
L.J. West Diamonds is partnering with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County on an exhibition of natural colored diamonds called “Diamonds: Rare Brilliance.”
Prices of fancy colored pink and blue diamonds are up, but partially offset by continued price declines in lower-cost, commercial yellow diamonds.
Al Gilbertson, currently the project manager, cut research at the GIA, will receive the 2017 Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology at the end of the organization’s Tucson conference in February.
The Accredited Gemologists Association has chosen the project manager of cut research at the GIA’s Carlsbad laboratory as the recipient of the 2017 Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology.
The Kimberley Process chair touted the passage of two “historic” agreements but others are saying that’s actually not what happened at the meeting.
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