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GIA notifies trade of invalidated grading reports

GIA notifies trade of invalidated grading reports

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has invalidated grading reports for 1,042 diamonds submitted primarily to its grading laboratory in India, after discovering an outside party had altered the reports. The list of invalidated reports is available here on the GIA’s website. GIA strongly requests that anyone in possession of any of these diamonds or

Mislabelled diamond forces GIA to suspend services

Sealing and duplicate reports services halted ahead of investigation. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has suspended its sealing services and duplicate reports services after receiving a sealed diamond that did not match the accompanying data label. The GIA is now working with an outside corporate investigation firm to examine the circumstances surrounding the diamond

GIA hires Katherine Palmer Andrews as ethics VP

Andrews now vice president of Global Compliance and Ethics department. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has appointed Katherine Palmer Andrews to the newly-created position of vice president of Global Ethics and Compliance. Andrews has experience developing enterprise compliance programs and leading global teams, including six years in chief compliance officer roles at General Electric

GIA team uncovers gemstone treasures in Brazil

Team went on fact-finding trip to emerald and tourmaline mining areas. Words by Ella Stern Field researchers from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) journeyed to gemstone mining areas in Brazil from March 31 to April 17 this year, gathering information on the current state of coloured stone mines in the region. Focusing specifically on

GIA prepares for packed day of free seminars

GIA to open its doors for the eighth year to gemstones enthusiasts. The Gemmological Institute of America (GIA) is preparing to welcome guests to its eighth annual open day, giving gemstone enthusiasts a free glimpse into the world of rubies, diamonds, emeralds and other precious stones. The event, which will take place on June 13

London Diamond Bourse lands DiamondCheck machine

Synthetic diamond detection device to be presented during GIA seminar. The Gemmological Institute of America (GIA) will present its highly anticipated DiamondCheck machine to the London Diamond Bourse during a seminar on May 22. Members of both organisations and industry professionals are welcome to attend the event that will officially present the new DiamondCheck machine

GIA expands communications team

Former US diplomat Stephen Morisseau joins as PR director. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has appointed Stephen Morisseau as public relations director, effective immediately. As part of the communications team Morisseau will be responsible for implementing and driving PR strategies that further GIA objectives. Morisseau has more than 25 years of experience in communications,

GIA to close Florence arm of gemmology school

Pupils to be relocated as owners of license file for bankruptcy. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) announced last week that it has terminated its agreement with the owners of its licensee gemmology school in Florence, Italy. The outside party that owns the school provided GIA educational programs through its license agreement with GIA. The

GIA to open Israel diamond centre by end of year

Centre will offer lab, education classes and grading services. The GIA is set to open a diamond centre in Israel by the end of 2011, following an announcement made by Moti Ganz, president of International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IMDA) and Donna Baker, president and CEO of Gemological Institute of America (GIA). The GIA centre in

GIA encourages applications for UK scholarships

Edward Johnson notes the benefits of study for jewellery industry. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has begun applications for its 2012 scholarship programs and has increased the total number of scholarships offered, doubling the number of international locations where scholarships can be taken. The applications will be accepted until October 30 and are available