It will introduce the 8X Oval and 8X Princess Diamond Cut Grade certificates at the upcoming JCK Las Vegas jewelry trade show.
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Gem-A Launches Digital Entry-Level Gemology Course
GemIntro is meant to give a broad introduction to gems and gemology.
Boucheron Taps Sarine for Diamond Reports
The jeweler’s new traceability focused bridal line will come with digital certificates from Sarine Technologies.
GIA Appoints VP of Business Development, North America
Richard Pesqueira reports to Chief Marketing Officer Mark Buntz.
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Matthew Tratner Joins Sarine Group
He has departed GIA to become the vice president of North American operations.
In New Campaign, GIA Emphasizes Emotion Over Education
The untitled marketing campaign tells consumers GIA has graded some of the most important diamonds in the world, including theirs.
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GSI Has Received an Accreditation from SCS
The grading lab is accredited as an SCS Global Gem Identification Verification Provider.
BIJC, GIA to Offer Distance Learning Scholarships
They will cover the cost of earning a GIA Graduate Gemologist diploma for two students.
GIA Adds 2 New Members to Board of Governors
The institute welcomed Dave Bindra, vice president of operations at B&B Fine Gems, and diamond industry executive Marcus ter Haar.
GSI Expands Services Ahead of the Holiday Rush
The lab’s new Assurance program offers an e-commerce fulfillment program and a drop-ship service.
A Detection Dictionary
Having the right testing equipment is as necessary as a scale for any diamond business today, but selecting the right machine isn’t easy.
Via YouTube, ASA Advises Consumers to Visit Accredited Appraisers
In a new video posted to the popular site, ASA appraisers tout the importance of hiring a qualified expert.
Here Is the Winner of Gübelin’s 2021 Research Scholarship
Sebastian Schmidt will receive $30,000 toward his research project developing reference materials for gem corundum.
These Are the Grading Reports You’re Looking For
AIGS has added a report for “jedi” spinel that aims to set quality standards for the trade term.
Another Diamond With Fake GIA Inscription Surfaces
Graders at HRD Antwerp found this one, a HPHT-treated natural diamond inscribed with the report number of an untreated stone.
Application Period Open for 2022 GIA Scholarships
Prospective students can apply online now through Sept. 30.
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.
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.
10 Questions with GSI President Debbie Azar
Azar shares her thoughts on the future of diamond detection, screening melee today, “bad actors,” and more.
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.
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.
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.
International Gemological Institute Sets Out to Become Carbon Neutral
The U.S. division is beginning the process of assessing, then combatting, its impact.
Stuller Hires Guy Borenstein as Senior Gemologist
He has relocated from Israel to Louisiana to lead its gemological laboratory.
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