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Networking group for millennial trade professionals unveils expansion plans

Networking group for millennial trade professionals unveils expansion plans

A networking platform for millennials in the jewellery industry has unveiled details on upcoming events and expansion plans for the year. The ‘Group Engaging Millennials Socially’ (GEMS), which is backed by the National Association of Jewellers, was founded by diamond dealer Danielle Chib, who recognised the growth of millennials entering the industry and set out

RJC announces expansion into gemstone initiative at Baselworld

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has announced a review of its scope to include coloured gemstones. The initiative is the result of discussion and collaboration with the organisation’s current membership, external stakeholders and the coloured gemstone sector over the past five years. Board of directors chairman of the RJC, Charles Chaussepied, says: “We’ve had an

Thai government supports Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair

The Thai government has offered a duty-free incentive for exhibitors endorsed by the Thai Gam and Jewelry Traders Association at the 57th edition of the Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair. Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair (BGJK) attracts tens of thousands of buyers from all around the world, including the US, EU, Russia, China, South America, ASEAN and the

World’s largest blue star sapphire ‘discovered in Sri Lanka’

Gemologists have claimed that the world’s largest blue star sapphire has been discovered in a mine in Sri Lanka The gem, which was mined in the city of Ratnapura in southern Sri Lanka, has been certified by gemologists in the country’s capital, Colombo, as weighing 1,404.49 carats. The previous blue star sapphire record holder weighed

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

Sima Vaziry creates new collection for the British Museum

The British Museum has commissioned jewellery designer Sima Vaziry to create a new jewellery collection. The range has been commissioned to support the museum’s upcoming Egypt – Faith after the Pharaohs exhibition, which covers Egypt’s journey over 12 centuries, as Jews, Christians and Muslims transformed this ancient land, and tells the story of how a

GIA launches Japanese website

Japanese speakers now have access to GIA’s extensive and trusted online content about gems and jewellery at GIA.edu in their native language. The debut of GIA’s website in Japanese is part of the Institute’s continued efforts to educate consumers, gem enthusiasts, researchers, retailers, students and lab clients in Japan about the wondrous world of gems. “The translation

Pippa Small launches diffusion line created by artisans in Afghanistan

Pippa Small has introduced a diffusion line that extends her partnership with Turquoise Mountain, a charity in Afghanistan capital Kabul that supports local craftsmen and women. The Pippa Small Turquoise Mountain range will use lapis and tiger’s eye gems in gold-plated silver jewellery. “In supporting Turquoise Mountain you are helping train and employ young women