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Matthew Tratner, a former director at Jewelers of America and publisher of National Jeweler, is now the GIA’s global director of business development.
He replaces Craig Danforth, who left GIA to join Jewelers Mutual.
In his more than 30 years with the institution, the distinguished research fellow has become “widely recognized as the face and voice of GIA research.”
At the organization’s Dec. 12 meeting, Sujan Doshi of S.A. Diamonds, Inc. also was elected as vice president.
Chinese retailer and manufacturer Chow Tai Fook is taking part in the Tracr pilot.
The Laboratory Manual Harmonisation Committee clarified on a disqualifying trait for padparadscha sapphires and how lab reports should address new corundum treatments.
U.S. retailers now can receive grading reports within 24 hours at no extra cost until Jan. 4.
The proverbial black box—a device that’s small, cheap and does everything—remains elusive, but there are options for jewelers that are scalable and affordable.
The evolution of the lab report in today’s colored gemstone market has led to debate over origin determination, color calls and how labs work together (or don’t).
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