GradingMar 01, 2021
Beyoncé, Lorraine Schwartz Create GIA Scholarship

The superstar will hand-select two Black professionals to receive full tuition and paid expenses for its Graduate Gemologist program via distance education.

GradingJan 05, 2021
William Hanneman, a Gemologist Who Made His Field Affordable, Dies at 93

A pillar of the community, he used his chemistry degree and analytical mind to teach himself gemology and then create a line of affordable instruments.

GradingNov 18, 2020

The lab’s new Gemstone Rating evaluates the quality, rarity and salience of a stone to assign it a numerical value from 75 to 100.

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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.

GradingApr 15, 2021
GCAL Introduces Its New Cut Grade Standard, 8X

Diamonds must receive a grade of “excellent” across eight criteria to be deemed an 8X.

GradingApr 15, 2021
GSI Expands With New Lab in Jaipur, India

The facility will take advantage of its location in the colored stone hub with a division dedicated to geographic origin and identification.

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How to Engage and Sell to Millennials

Millennials were once feared in the diamond industry, but now this younger generation has become today’s largest diamond buying demographic.

GradingApr 12, 2021
AGA Explores Gemology Career Paths With New Forum Series

The inaugural event is tomorrow and will feature four professionals who will talk about their careers and how they got there.

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GradingFeb 11, 2021
GIA Now Accepting Applications for Liddicoat Fellowships

Those with a Ph.D. in a relevant field can apply for fellowships at the GIA’s Carlsbad or New York locations.

GradingFeb 05, 2021
GIA Accepting 2021 Scholarship Applications

Prospective students can apply now through March 31 for classes starting in June through December.

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A New Golden Age

Gold has had its share of ups and downs over the last 5 decades. Here’s why the metal is having another big comeback.

GradingJan 15, 2021
GIA Debuts Cultured Pearl Classification Report

The dossier-sized report provides information based on seven pearl value factors and doesn’t include identification or advanced testing of the submitted material.

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