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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.
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. 
Grading laboratory EGL Asia now is issuing reports for lab-grown diamonds, citing an increasing demand for synthetics in the Asian market. 
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. 
Fresh off its participation in career fair that was part of Africa Education Week, the Gemological Institute of America announced that it’s collaborating with the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory to provide libraries for elementary students in South Africa. 
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