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A Swiss gemology laboratory is warning the trade about a new coating being applied to the surface of conch pearls that does visible, nearly irreversible damage to them. Read more »
The American Gemological Laboratories (AGL) recently pointed out a “pivotal” change in disclosure nomenclature by CIBJO: the use of the word “composite” now can be used to describe lead-glass treated rubies, a change the AGL said many overlooked following CIBJO’s meeting in May. Read more »
Citing growth in the Hispanic and Latino markets for jewelry, the International Gemological Institute (IGI) announced the addition of Spanish-English and Portuguese-English diamond grading reports to its offerings.  Read more »
Grading laboratory EGL Asia now is issuing reports for lab-grown diamonds, citing an increasing demand for synthetics in the Asian market.  Read more »
The Analytical Gemology & Jewelry Laboratory (AG&J), the same lab that reported the discovery of a parcel of 243 undisclosed lab-grown yellow melee diamonds, is warning the industry that it recently found synthetic brown melee mixed in a batch submitted as natural.  Read more »
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