GradingJan 24, 2023
GIA Launches AGS Diamond Light Performance Supplement Report

The AGS Ideal Report by GIA is a digital-only addition to GIA diamond reports.

GradingJan 17, 2023
IGI CEO Confirms Report of Potential Sale

The company that owns an 80 percent stake in the Antwerp-based lab reportedly believes it is worth more than $200 million.

GradingJan 13, 2023

The acquisition allows GCAL to expand overseas while giving Sarine a “recognized and respected” channel for offering eGrading in the U.S.

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GradingJan 06, 2023
GSI Adds Longtime IGI Executive to Team

Monika Biernacka is Gemological Science International’s new executive vice president of operations.

GradingJan 05, 2023
GIA’s Migration to All-Digital Reports Has Begun

The lab issued a non-paper Diamond Dossier, the first of its reports to make the transition, earlier this week.

GradingDec 21, 2022
IGI Now Issuing Reports for Moissanite From Roseco

The reports will state that IGI has verified the material as lab-grown moissanite and provide the stone’s weight and shape.

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GradingDec 14, 2022
GIA Sees ‘Unusual’ Color Change in Sapphires During Stability Testing

Some sapphires gain orange or yellow coloration when exposed to incandescent light, according to a recent lab note.

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GradingDec 13, 2022
GIA Has Enlisted Alan Revere to Revamp the Graduate Jeweler Program

Revere ran his own jewelry academy in San Francisco for 40 years.

GradingDec 01, 2022
PhotoScribe Granted Patent for Method that Verifies a Stone’s Identification

The secure mark combines an overt mark with a covert data set to provide assurance on a gem.

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GradingNov 17, 2022
GIA Labs Report Receiving 2 Moissanites Submitted as Diamonds

The discoveries were outlined in the Lab Notes section of the fall 2022 issue of Gems & Gemology.

GradingNov 17, 2022
Professor of Artificial Intelligence Among Additions to GIA Board of Governors

Lake Dai, who teaches at Carnegie Mellon University, joins the board alongside Rosy Blue Managing Director Russell Mehta.

GradingNov 14, 2022
GIA Kicks Off Complimentary Next-Day Services Promotion

The limited-time deal is being offered to help jewelers through the busy holiday season.

GradingNov 08, 2022
De Beers to Launch New Melee Screening Device

Set to roll out in early 2023, it will enable verification of up to 3,600 diamonds per hour for stones as small as 0.001 carats.

GradingOct 26, 2022
SSEF Introduces Automated Diamond Screener for Very Small Melee

Created with Swiss robotics company Unimec, the ASDI-500 can screen stones as small as 0.5 mm at a speed of 700 stones per hour.

GradingOct 21, 2022
Why AGS Is Closing Its Lab, Merging It With GIA

CEO Katherine Bodoh said the merger will allow AGS to focus on its “original vision” as a trade organization and grow Conclave.

GradingOct 21, 2022
De Beers Promotes 4 Internally, Neil Ventura Exits

In addition, De Beers’ head of human resources is moving over to parent company Anglo American.

GradingOct 19, 2022
Facets of Fire Debuts Oval-Shaped Diamond

The new cut features the brand’s signature color and brilliance.

GradingOct 13, 2022
GIA to Begin Digital Report Migration With Diamond Dossier

Paper versions of the Diamond Dossier, the lab’s most popular report, will no longer be produced beginning Jan. 2.

GradingOct 06, 2022
Jewelers Circle Partners with Bahrain Institute for Pearls & Gemstones

The collaboration, meant to advance the sourcing of and education about natural pearls, provides many benefits to the trade.

GradingSep 30, 2022
GSI India Names Ramit Kapur Managing Director

Kapur has spent nearly two decades working in the gemological labs sector of the jewelry industry.

GradingSep 23, 2022
GIA Career Fair Returns to Carlsbad

The Gemological Institute of America also announced plans for events in New York and London in 2023.

GradingSep 15, 2022
GIA Accepting Scholarship Applications Through the End of the Month

There are $2 million in scholarships available for 2023.

GradingSep 07, 2022
GIA Finds Lab-Growns, Simulant in Parcel of ‘Natural’ Sapphires

It offered a look at how synthetics and simulants “can be mixed with their natural counterparts to misrepresent a parcel,” the lab said.

GradingSep 07, 2022
IGI Now Providing Cut Grades for Fancy Shapes

The lab said more attention is being paid to a diamond’s cut, and that interest extends beyond round brilliants.

GradingAug 24, 2022
IGI Becomes Valuation Partner for Luxus

Launched in May, Luxus is an investment platform that specializes in rare gems and high jewelry.

GradingAug 18, 2022
VDB, Lab Grown Source Add 8X to Cut Grade Search Filter

8X is now the top cut grade on both platforms, above Ideal.

GradingJul 28, 2022
GIA to Open Lab in Dubai in Mid-2023

Announced earlier this week by the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, the news comes just as GIA prepares to close its Antwerp facility.

GradingJun 23, 2022
AIGS Launches Grading Report for ‘Santa Maria’ Aquamarine

The Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences aims to set a color standard for the trade name.

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