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Gemological Institute of America snaps up starring role at Carat+

Gemological Institute of America snaps up starring role at Carat+

One of the world’s premier diamond events has enhanced the splendour of its upcoming forum by unveiling an industry figurehead as one of the keynote speakers. Carat+ has announced that GIA (Gemological Institute of America) executive vice president and chief laboratory and research officer, Tom Moses, will speak at a GIA GemFest during the 2018

GIA discovers largest CVD synthetic diamond to date

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has recently tested a CVD-grown synthetic diamond that weighed over 5 carats. The GIA reports that this marks a significant milestone. Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) technology has accelerated over the last several years, and the rapidly improving techniques have produced large, high-quality near-colourless and colourless synthetic diamonds. Two samples over

Invalidated reports update: GIA publishes submitting client accounts

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is cooperating with the Indian police authorities investigating the unauthorised remote access to GIA’s grading information database and the alteration of 1,042 diamond grading reports. Two former employees of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) are currently in custody. The police informed GIA that the investigation has reached a point where they

INTERVIEW: GIA instructor Francesca Lawley talks cultured pearls ahead of IJL seminar

Gemological Institute of America instructor Francesca Lawley will host a seminar at International Jewellery London tomorrow (September 8) to discuss the value factors of cultured pearls.  Professional Jeweller spoke to Lawley to find out what to expect from her talk and to discover the biggest misconceptions about cultured pearls she faces when educating brands and

Grading labs under the microscope as science of treating diamonds advances

The global business of diamond grading was under the microscope at last week’s Rapaport conference with labs urged to sign up to a global set of standards. Rapaport is a campaigning group for the jewellery and diamond trade, and hosts a conference in the USA for diamond professionals every year. The Gemological Institute of America

GIA plots biggest ever appearance at JCK Las Vegas

The Gemological Institute of America has announced its programme of activities, talks and demonstrations for this year’s JCK Las Vegas gem and jewellery show. Visitors to the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas can visit GIA’s booth (L99) from May 29 to June 1 to learn about the Institute’s show-service laboratory, educational in-booth

GIA and De Beers to discuss synthetics at GemFest

Leading research scientists from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and De Beers Technologies UK will speak on the topic of synthetic diamonds during the GIA GemFest at Baselworld on March 22. Tom Moses, executive vice president and chief laboratory and research officer for GIA, will moderate the discussion with Dr Simon Lawson, head of

GIA named one of World’s Most Ethical Companies

Ethisphere Institute bestowed the honour for the second year in a row. The Ethisphere Institute – an independent center that promotes best practices in corporate ethics and governance – as named the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) as a ‘2014 World’s Most Ethical Company’ for the second year in a row. The 83-year-old nonprofit institute

GIA to build pearl testing centre in Bahrain

Facility to lead dedicated research in historical pearling nation. The Gemological Institure of America (GIA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Bahrain’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC) and The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) to establish a leading natural pearl testing and research centre. The three organisations signed the memorandum to develop the

GIA relaunches website and revises grading reports

Upgrade will offer improved security for students and clients online. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is set to re-launch its website this month, with revisions to its global-standard gem grading and identification reports. A release from the GIA said the site "will deliver timely and engaging information for visitors of every interest level". The

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