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Two New Governors Join GIA Board
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has appointed Jeffrey Post and Tammy Storino as governors to its board,
News Nov 13, 2019 Rapaport News
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Sarine Adapts Grading to Reach Tiffany Standards
Sarine Technologies will modify its diamond-grading equipment to comply with the luxury jewelry retailer’s stringent guidelines.
News Nov 03, 2019 Rapaport News
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Diamond Manufacturers Must Brace for Automation
Imagine the following: A diamond-mining company operating with self-driving trucks loads its haul of ore to the processing
Features Oct 31, 2019 Avi Krawitz
GIA
GIA Hires Mark Buntz as Marketing Chief
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has appointed Mark Buntz senior vice president and chief marketing
News Oct 29, 2019 Rapaport News
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GIA to Roll Out Gem Guide Across Africa
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has committed $1.3 million to deploying its free gemology guide for
News Oct 22, 2019 Rapaport News
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Christie’s Hires West Coast Watch Expert
Christie’s has appointed Antiques Roadshow watch expert Michael Fossner to lead its west coast watch department.
News Oct 16, 2019 Rapaport News
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Hong Kong Fair Prioritizes Buyer Incentives
The organizers of the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair rejected the trade’s request for
News Sep 18, 2019 Joshua Freedman
GIA
GIA Names New Mineral Johnkoivulaite
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has confirmed a new mineral species discovered in Myanmar, which it has called
News Sep 18, 2019 Rapaport News
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Kathryn Kimmel to Retire from GIA
Senior vice president and chief marketing officer Kathryn Kimmel will leave the Gemological Institute of America
News Aug 28, 2019 Rapaport News
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GIA Exposes Rough Diamond with Fake Green Color
Manufacturers coated a rough diamond with a green substance to imitate a natural color, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
News Aug 19, 2019 Rapaport News
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GIA, AGS Launch Beatrice Shipley Scholarship
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and its sister organization, the American Gem Society (AGS), have
News Jul 31, 2019 Rapaport News
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Jewelry Blogger Robyn Hawk Dies at 63
Robyn Hawk, who authored a number of blogs on the jewelry industry, passed away on July 16 at the age of 63 following
News Jul 29, 2019 Rapaport News
Mercury Free Mining
Group Offers $1M Prize to Nix Mercury in Mining
Nonprofit organization Mercury Free Mining (MFM) has organized a global challenge campaign to eliminate the use of the
News Jul 24, 2019 Rapaport News
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GIA Cuts Prices 10% Amid Market Slowdown
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has temporarily reduced grading fees for certain smaller diamonds after
News Jul 16, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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Will Gemologists Survive Automation?
Amid the tech boom that is shaping the diamond industry, a growing number of companies are challenging the
Features Jul 10, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
GIA Expands China Education
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will offer remote learning to students in China, expanding its collaboration with
News Jul 02, 2019 Rapaport News
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Trust Is Key for Ethical Dealing, Say Suppliers
Transparency is a growing goal for wholesalers, but there’s another “T” word that may be even more important:
News Jun 19, 2019 Joyce Kauf
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The Drive to Lift the Artisanal Stigma
The community of Fandehun is not used to pomp and ceremony. The modest village in the heart of Sierra Leone’s
News Jun 12, 2019 Avi Krawitz
GIA
Former GIA President Glenn Nord Dies at 90
Glenn Nord, the third president of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and a pioneer of its corporate training
News Jun 11, 2019 Rapaport News
GIA
GIA Offers Origin Reports for Colored Diamonds
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will offer provenance reports for colored diamonds, expanding its existing
News Jun 02, 2019 Rapaport News
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