GradingJan 14, 2022
GIA Names Anna Martin SVP for Institute, Industry Relations

She previously served as its senior vice president of business development and beneficiation.

GradingJan 06, 2022
IGI Names Head of Education

John Pollard will fill the newly created position.

GradingMay 05, 2022

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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GradingMay 23, 2022
Gem-A Launches Digital Entry-Level Gemology Course

GemIntro is meant to give a broad introduction to gems and gemology.

GradingJan 27, 2022
Boucheron Taps Sarine for Diamond Reports

The jeweler’s new traceability focused bridal line will come with digital certificates from Sarine Technologies.

GradingDec 30, 2021
GIA Appoints VP of Business Development, North America

Richard Pesqueira reports to Chief Marketing Officer Mark Buntz.

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GradingDec 09, 2021
Instappraise Announces Integration with GCAL Database

The partnership reduces the amount of data entry required on appraisal documents, Instappraise said.

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GradingDec 07, 2021
Matthew Tratner Joins Sarine Group

He has departed GIA to become the vice president of North American operations.

GradingDec 06, 2021
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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GradingNov 30, 2021
GSI Has Received an Accreditation from SCS

The grading lab is accredited as an SCS Global Gem Identification Verification Provider.

GradingNov 29, 2021
BIJC, GIA to Offer Distance Learning Scholarships

They will cover the cost of earning a GIA Graduate Gemologist diploma for two students.

GradingNov 19, 2021
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.

GradingNov 01, 2021
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.

GradingOct 27, 2021
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.

GradingOct 21, 2021
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.

GradingOct 14, 2021
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.

GradingOct 04, 2021
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.

GradingSep 23, 2021
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.

GradingSep 21, 2021
Application Period Open for 2022 GIA Scholarships

Prospective students can apply online now through Sept. 30.

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.

GradingSep 07, 2021
AGS Labs Opens Lab-Grown Diamond Grading Reports to the Industry

The move comes after a year-long pilot program.

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 21, 2021
10 Questions with GSI President Debbie Azar

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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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