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Matthew Tratner Joins Sarine Group

GradingDec 07, 2021

Matthew Tratner Joins Sarine Group

He has departed GIA to become the vice president of North American operations.

An alum of GIA, Jewelers of America, and National Jeweler, Matthew Tratner’s next move will take him to Sarine Group.
New York—Longtime jewelry industry member Matthew Tratner is making a career move.

He is joining Sarine Group as general manager and vice president of Sarine North America, Inc.

Tratner has spent nearly two decades in the industry, most recently as the Gemological Institute of America’s director of global business development. At GIA, he headed the Diamond Origin Traceability program, among other projects.

Prior to his time at GIA, Tratner was director of membership and sales at Jewelers of America and the Diamond Council of America. Concurrently, he served as National Jeweler’s publisher.

Tratner has also served in various positions in the wholesale and retail division of the U.S. diamond trade.

He has been elected to the Women’s Jewelry Association’s International Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 term.

Sarine develops, manufactures, and sells technology products to evaluate, process, grade, and trade diamonds and gems.

Its products include Galaxy inclusion and tension mapping systems; rough diamond planning and optimization technologies; laser cutting and shaping tools; laser-marking, inscription, and finger-printing equipment; and AI-derived automated diamond grading tools.

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Sarine’s tools are used by manufacturers, gemology labs, and diamond appraisers such as retailers, dealers, and polishers. 

It is headquartered in Hod Hasharon, Israel, with offices on 47th Street in New York City’s Diamond District, where Tratner will work.

“We are extremely pleased that Matthew is joining Sarine's worldwide staff in order to lead our North American business and operations,” Sarine CEO David Block said in a statement.

“I am confident that he is the perfect fit to propel our retail-aimed technologies, in general, and specifically our traceability solution, the Sarine Diamond Journey, and our AI-based e-Grading technology to the forefront of the U.S. retail market, ultimately creating a new level of consumer experience and confidence. Matthew is joining at the perfect timing, as the U.S. market is going through a transition, as it appreciates the crucial part technological and digital solutions play in today’s rapidly changing retail environment.”

Tratner added, “Sarine’s best-in-class technology and their creative solutions available to the jewelry retailer greatly improve the retailer’s margins on existing offerings, while also developing new channels ad opportunities by which to engage with their customers.

“Sarine is creating the future of our industry. They are the best-kept secret on the retail side of the jewelry business, and I aim on changing that in North America.”
Ashley Davisis the senior editor, fashion at National Jeweler, covering all things related to design, style and trends.

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