GradingJul 16, 2021
HB Antwerp Opens Diamond Training Academy

The HB Academy will offer classes for prospective specialists and jewelry retailers, and continuing education for its own employees.

GradingJun 14, 2021
IGI Finds 6-Carat ‘Natural’ Diamond Is Actually Lab-Grown

The submitted stone had been cut and polished with “meticulous precision” to match a natural diamond report, the lab said.

GradingJul 21, 2021

Azar shares her thoughts on the future of diamond detection, screening melee today, “bad actors,” and more.

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GradingJul 23, 2021
Lead Glass-Filled Lab-Grown Ruby Submitted to GIA

Though it’s unclear why someone would treat the material in that way, it’s important gemologists know it exists, the lab said.

GradingJul 07, 2021
GCAL Earns SCS Accreditation for Gem Traceability

All SCS-007 certified diamonds graded, scanned, and laser inscribed by the gem lab can now carry a “Sustainably Rated” claim.

GradingJun 08, 2021
International Gemological Institute Sets Out to Become Carbon Neutral

The U.S. division is beginning the process of assessing, then combatting, its impact.

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Smiling Rocks’ Lab Grown Diamond Engagement and Wedding Rings Collection

Smiling Rocks launches its new Bridal collection, Smiling Brides, featuring 6 different lab grown diamond shapes with 6 different settings.

GradingMay 26, 2021
Stuller Hires Guy Borenstein as Senior Gemologist

He has relocated from Israel to Louisiana to lead its gemological laboratory.

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GradingApr 27, 2021
SSEF Debuts Free Online Gemstone Courses

“Understanding Gemstones” currently covers diamonds, emeralds, pearls, rubies, and sapphires but will expand to more stones in the future.

GradingApr 21, 2021
A Day in the Life: Zhanna Beissekova, Head Gemologist at IGR London

Beissekova has been dreaming of gemstones since she was a sandbox excavator.

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How to Build a Successful Multi-Generational Jewelry Business

RDI Diamonds CEO Michael Indelicato shares his advice for taking a family business to the next level.

GradingApr 19, 2021
Here’s What SSEF Found When It Studied High-Quality Afghan Emeralds

The Swiss lab reveals how stones from the Panjshir Valley are both different from and similar to emeralds from other places.

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