The facility is located in Sarine’s office building in Surat.
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GIA Offering Discounts on Jade Reports
The 20 percent off promotion will run through March 31.
GIA to Demo New Microscope in Tucson
Discounts are available on pre-orders made through the end of AGTA GemFair.
GIA, IGI Introduce Same-Day Service Amid Reports of Fraud
The labs will verify if a diamond is lab-grown or natural in less than 24 hours.
GIA Announces Enhanced Jade Report
The improved report includes additional information and a new layout.
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Lavalier Partners with IGI to Offer Customer Discounts, Education
Customers with an IGI report can receive up to 10 percent off and access to educational content.
Smithsonian’s Jeffrey Post to Receive 2023 Bonanno Award
Post is being honored for nearly four decades of contributions he made within the Department of Mineral Sciences at the museum.
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GIA Debuts Revamped Graduate Jeweler Program
By mixing creative and practical skills, the new course hopes to fill the industry’s bench jeweler gap.
Dr. John W. Valley Retires from GIA Board of Governors
To honor his legacy, GIA has set up a scholarship in his name.
GIA to Offer Next-Day Services for the Holidays
The lab is tightening the turnaround time on certain diamond grading reports for what normally is the industry’s busy season.
Anna Martin Is Retiring From GIA
She will step down from her position as senior vice president of institute and industry relations at the end of the year.
GIA Examines Ruby Filled With Zinc Glass
It’s the first time the lab has encountered this type of treatment.
Navneet Gems Introduces Portrait-Cut Rubies
The geometric collection is on view now at the Jewellery & Gem World Hong Kong Show.
Fuli Gemstones Unveils New Peridot Cut
The ‘Fuli Cut’ is based on an antique cushion.
GIA Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2024
The application window for the merit-based scholarships will close Sept. 30.
GIA Adds ‘Hanadama’ Quality Range Comment to Pearl Reports
The historic trade term is used to distinguish cultured Akoya pearls of a certain quality.
GIA to Lay Off About 20% of Workforce at Carlsbad HQ
The Gemological Institute of America is letting go of 151 people, 100 of whom work in the lab in some capacity.
Gem-A Issues Warning About Bizarre Jewelry Mail Scam
People in the U.K. and Europe have been unexpectedly receiving rings in the mail accompanied by fake Gem-A certificates.
IGI CEO Roland Lorie to Step Down This Fall
Tehmasp Printer will take over as global CEO of the lab, which is now owned by a private equity firm.
Gübelin Opens Colored Gemstone Museum in Switzerland
The exhibits offer a look into stone creation and origin, as well as Gübelin family history.
State of the Diamond Industry: AI and the Future of Diamond Grading
Gemologists have long used machines in diamond grading but technology has made it possible for them to “learn” how to do it on their own.
Blackstone Officially Inks Deal to Acquire IGI
Blackstone is buying the 80 percent stake in the lab owned by a Chinese company as well as the 20 percent held by the Lorie family.
Report: Blackstone to Buy IGI for Up to $550M
The deal could be signed as early as this weekend, according to a report by The Economic Times.
Sarine Completes Acquisition of Majority Stake in GCAL
The new corporation, GCAL USA LLC, will be part of the Sarine Group and its grading reports will read “GCAL by Sarine.”
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