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Gem-A appoints industry charity expert as interim CEO

Three months after council elections created a new board of trustees, Gem-A has appointed an interim CEO. Nick Jones has been a freelance consultant for...

Gem-A must ensure that a bright dawn follows its darkest time

It is tempting to search for a single event that triggered the maelstrom engulfing Gem-A this year, but the reality is a little more...

Seven disgruntled members join forces to win control of Gem-A board

Greg Valerio and Michael Hoare are part of a team of international gemmological experts that will stand on a single ticket at next month’s election for...

GIA reveal seminar topics for ninth annual London open day

The Gemological Institute of America has released the schedule for its ninth annual open day taking place June 12 2015. During this year’s open day...

GIA awards 54 scholarships to new students

Association now accepting applications for 2014 courses.The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will award 54 students with scholarships this autumn, covering its gemmology lab...

Bayco secret gemstone to wow crowds at BaselWorld

US gem company building buzz around "extraordinary" stone.New York stone company Bayco has promised to unveil a precious gemstone "unlike anything anyone has ever...

Gem-A and BJA team to host Birmingham gem classes

Classes launched following demand from BJA members in the Midlands.The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has joined forces with the British Jewellers’ Association...

Gem-A gemmology course now on par with uni degree

Course upgraded to Level 6 in Ofqual's Qualifications Framework.A qualification offered by Gem-A has been upgraded by Ofqual so that it is now equivalent...

Solitaire Gemmological Labs’ diamond reports a hit

Gem testing lab reports "strong take up" of its reporta by clients.London-based gemmological testing laboratory Solitaire Gemmological Laboratories (SGL) has found its new diamond...

NAJA announces death of Howard Rubin

Respected gemmologist and GemDialogue founder passes away ages 86.The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) has announced the sad passing of its senior member...