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GIA Opens Synthetics-Testing Center Inside Stuller
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has launched a melee-screening center on the premises of diamond supplier Stuller, enabling
News Apr 18, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Alrosa Diamond Inspector
Alrosa Scanner Takes Stab at Synthetics
Alrosa has launched a device that can identify both synthetic diamonds and other imitations, the miner
News Mar 22, 2018 Rapaport News
GIA ruby overgrowth
GIA Spots Lab-Grown Ruby Layer on Natural Stones
Attempts to upgrade the size and color of gemstones using a layer of synthetic material have been around for
News Mar 19, 2018 Rapaport News
Diamonds 150 031118
DEF Gets Grant for ‘Diamonds Do Good’
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has received a $100,000 grant for its “Diamonds Do Good” initiative, the
News Mar 11, 2018 Rapaport News
GIA Finds Moissanite Disguised as Diamond 150
GIA Spots Moissanite Posing as Rough Diamond
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has identified a synthetic moissanite stone that had been submitted to one
News Feb 11, 2018 Rapaport News
GIA Names New Head of Education 150
Duncan Pay Appointed Head of GIA Education
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has appointed Duncan Pay as vice president and chief academic officer.
News Feb 07, 2018 Rapaport News
GIA Opens $2M Scholarship 150
GIA Allocates $2M for New Scholarships
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will offer $2 million in scholarship funds in 2018 to students in its gemology and
News Jan 30, 2018 Rapaport News
Diamond Names to Get DEF Awards
DEF Reveals Diamonds Do Good Honorees
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) will honor De Beers CEO Bruce Cleaver, as well as Rolex and a Canadian
News Jan 17, 2018 Rapaport News
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GIA Unveils Plans for Labs in Surat and Antwerp
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will this year open a laboratory in Surat, and expand its operations
News Jan 09, 2018 Rapaport News
Robert Weldon GIA
GIA Librarian on Why Diamonds Make the Grade
Robert Weldon, head of the lab’s gemological library, shares his thoughts on why diamonds have stood out
News Dec 25, 2017 Sonia Esther Soltani
Chinese Grading Lab 150 120617
Lab Spots Stone with CVD Coating
A Chinese gemological laboratory has identified a well-concealed synthetic-diamond coating that bolstered the size of a small natural stone.
News Dec 07, 2017 Rapaport News
Pink Promise
Christie’s Hong Kong Sells Pink Diamond for $32M
A pink diamond ring fetched $32 million (HKD 250 million) at a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong, less than
News Nov 29, 2017 Rapaport News
Edward Johnson RJC
RJC to Expand with New Development Hire
The Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC) has appointed gemologist Edward Johnson as director of business development, tasking him
News Nov 27, 2017 Rapaport News
GIA synthetic inscription forgery
GIA Finds Synthetic Diamond with Forged Inscription
Fraudsters forged a Gemological Institute of America (GIA) inscription on a synthetic diamond to make it appear that the stone was
News Nov 13, 2017 Rapaport News
GIA Lab
GIA Board Gets Three New Members
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has appointed three new members to its board of governors, the organization
News Nov 13, 2017 Rapaport News
GIA Grading Report
GIA to Launch Japan Education Program
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is planning to open an educational campus in Tokyo featuring courses in gemstones and diamonds
News Oct 09, 2017 Rapaport News
GIA Career Fair 2013
GIA Opens Applications for $2M of Scholarships
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is offering more than $2 million in scholarships for its 2018 education programs,
News Aug 02, 2017 Rapaport News
AGS Awards 2017 James Shigley, Myriam Gumuchian, P
Shigley, Gumuchian and Engel Receive AGS Honors
The American Gem Society (AGS) honored three accomplished figures in the gem and jewelry industry at a ceremony
News Jul 30, 2017 Rapaport News
Diamond in the ruff
Diamond in the Ruff: Dog Eats $16K Ring
When Charlie Jackson and his wife Carol noticed her $16,000 (GBP 12,000) engagement ring was
News Jul 18, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Diamond vs topaz HRD Antwerp
HRD Detects Topaz Imitating Diamonds
HRD Antwerp has identified two stones that were believed to be diamonds as topaz, reflecting a trend to fool rough
News Jul 16, 2017 Rapaport News
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