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Gem-A seeks new gemmological instruments manager

Gem-A seeks new gemmological instruments manager

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) is seeking a new manager for its Gemmological Instruments (GI) division. The GI division is responsible for the procurement and sales of the organisations stones and equipment, and the successful candidate will oversee the day-to-day running of the Gem-A shop. Applicants should have a Gemmology or Diamond Diploma,

Gem–A appoints Alan Hart as new CEO

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has today announced the appointment of Alan Hart FGA DGA as the its new chief executive officer from 1 June 2016. A former member of the Gem-A Council, Hart is currently head of the Earth Sciences Collections at the Natural History Museum. Having started his career there in

Gem-A announce JTV as Platinum Sponsor for 2015 Conference

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has announced that American jewellery TV giant, Jewelry Television (JTV), will be the Platinum Sponsor for its upcoming Conference 2015. Welcoming speakers from around the globe, the Gem-A Conference has a reputation for tackling the most innovative and contemporary gem-related topics, whilst bringing together some of the leaders

Gem-A website crashes on final day of voting for council elections

The Gem-A website is offline today (Monday), the final day members are permitted to vote in the charity’s council elections. Nobody at Gem-A was available to comment on the website issue when Professional Jeweller phoned the office for information, but we were directed to the organisation’s Facebook page which states: Dear Members, Students and Associates, We are

Gem-A board says upcoming election is referendum on its treatment of former CEO

Gem-A’s board of trustees has defined next week’s council election as a referendum on whether they acted correctly in the treatment of former CEO James Riley and his subsequent dismissal for gross misconduct. A letter to members dated August 17, and signed by all remaining trustees, says: “We consider this election to be a referendum

Steve Collins angrily quits from board of trustees at Gem-A

Steve Collins resigned from the board of trustees of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) yesterday. In a press release headed: “First resignation from the Gem-A board”, Mr Collins said his resignation has been accepted “with regret” by the chairman. He went on to explain: “I have been unhappy for some time about the

Gem-A postpones June AGM to resolve internal matters

The Council of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has announced that it will be postponing the Association’s upcoming AGM, due to take place on June 24 2015, citing the need to resolve internal matters. Following a press statement confirming the dates of their upcoming AGM, the Council of the Association has taken the

Gem-A teams with BCU to offer BSc degree top-up courses

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) is offering students who’ve previously studied the Association’s Gemmology and Diamond Diploma courses the chance to turn their diplomas into a BSc Honours degree in Gemmology and Jewellery Studies with Birmingham City University. Initially announced in the Gem-A Prospectus in 2014 and since verified by a validation panel,

Gem-A Conference 2015 details unveiled

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has announced the dates for its annual international Conference 2015, which is scheduled to take place from Saturday 21 to Sunday November 22 2015 at The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in Marylebone, London. In a change of timetable from previous years, Gem-A’s Conference 2015 will now