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Gem-A appoints industry charity expert as interim CEO

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 the past two years, after retiring from his role as chief executive of the Society of Operations Engineers in 2013; a professional membership organisation, and registered charity that supports the

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 a new board of directors at Gem-A. The election for Gem-A’s Council takes place on August 26, and Mr. Valerio (pictured above) wants a completely new team to replace a board

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 the GIA will open its doors to the public for a series of interactive seminars. The schedule of presentations is as followed: Welcome by GIA’s Director of London Education, Edward

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 classes and manufacturing arts programs. A number of $1,500 (£963) awards for e-learning courses and $1,000 (£642) awards for US-based lab classes have been given to students. These scholarships are

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 seen before" at BaselWorld later this month. The company is beginning to create buzz around the launch by refusing to reveal any details about the gem, which it will reveal

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 (BJA) to offer a selection of gemstone workshops in Birmingham. Gem-A will host its one-day workshops to the BJA’s headquarters in the city. The day-long courses were set up following

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 grading reports to be much in demand; following the introduction of its services at the Company of Master Jewellers’ last buyers’ meeting in March. SGL is the only internationally-operating gem