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SourcingOct 07, 2021
De Beers Sells First Rough From Artisanal Mining Program

GemFair’s goal is to provide artisanal and small-scale miners with a viable, traceable path from mine to market for their diamonds.

SourcingOct 04, 2021
Arkansas Park Yields Nearly 4.5-Carat Diamond

A California woman found the yellowish stone and named it Lucy. Here’s what inspired the name.

SourcingSep 23, 2021
Joanna Hardy Completes Gemstone Trilogy with ‘Sapphire’ Book

It’s the follow-up to “Emerald” and “Ruby.”

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Your Store Could Win a $5,000 Award from IGI

The Institute’s “Jewelers on a Mission” campaign is working to unite the industry.

GradingSep 21, 2021
Application Period Open for 2022 GIA Scholarships

Prospective students can apply online now through Sept. 30.

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SourcingSep 16, 2021
Diamond Jewelry Demand Continues to Fuel Rough Sales

De Beers noted how strong the Vegas shows were, while Alrosa grappled with supply issues in August.

GradingSep 14, 2021
Investigation Into Fraudulent GIA Reports Continues in India

The lab said “most” of the diamonds paired with reports stating they were natural and untreated are actually lab-grown or treated diamonds.

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Buying a Diamond is More Than Knowing the 4C’s

Buyers may be excited about online diamond deals, but there are uncertainties surrounding the authenticity and clarity of the diamonds.

SourcingSep 09, 2021
Report: Toxic Leak from Angola Diamond Mine Kills 12, Sickens Thousands

Officials from the neighboring DRC will seek compensation for the pollution they say has turned tributaries red and affected millions.

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