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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

RJC appoints director of business development

The Responsible Jewellery Council has appointed a director of business development to help expand its expertise and drive growth for the organisation. Edward Johnson joins the RJC from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) where he worked to establish GIA’s presence in the UK and further expand it across Europe from 2015 as director of

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

Steven Stone Jewellers appoints new director

Steven Stone Jewellers has appointed 25-year-old Max Stone as a director of the family business.  Based In Hale, Cheshire the firm boasts showrooms in London and Palm Beach.  Established in 1937 Max Stone represents the third generation and will oversee the Hale showroom. Aged just 25, Max Stone has a wealth of knowledge and experience

More synthetic diamonds soon to be introduced into the jewellery industry, says GIA

Researchers from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) anticipate a surge in large high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) synthetic diamonds to be introduced into the jewellery industry.  This follows a visit in early March 2016, where the researchers visited a diamond factory in China and obtained 50 crystals ranging from 0.5 to 1.2 carats. “All of the crystals – which were

Polished diamond prices continue to increase in February

The Rapaport monthly report states that polished diamond prices rose in February continuing the up-trend evident since November. The report says shortages have continued to support the market while trading slowed during the month as dealers in China and Hong Kong took vacation during the Chinese New Year period. The RapNet Diamond Index (RAPI™) for

Rapaport launches the Investment Diamond Report

The Rapaport Group has announced the launch of a new diamond grading report – the Rapaport Investment Diamond Report (IDR). The new report conservatively grades diamonds based on Gemological Institute of America (GIA) standards. Additional gemological information including tint, location and colour of inclusions will be included in the report, alongside hi resolution images, which

GIA investigates a fraudulent use of its certificates

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is investing the fraudulent use of GIA certificates following the revelation that a New Delhi based company has been selling synthetic diamonds allegedly with a genuine GIA diamond report. The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) was informed that a vendor on the world’s leading online global wholesale trading platform,

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