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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GSI Adds Longtime IGI Executive to Team
Monika Biernacka is Gemological Science International’s new executive vice president of operations.
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.
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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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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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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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.
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.
GIA Kicks Off Complimentary Next-Day Services Promotion
The limited-time deal is being offered to help jewelers through the busy holiday season.
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.
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.
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.
De Beers Promotes 4 Internally, Neil Ventura Exits
In addition, De Beers’ head of human resources is moving over to parent company Anglo American.
Facets of Fire Debuts Oval-Shaped Diamond
The new cut features the brand’s signature color and brilliance.
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.
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.
GSI India Names Ramit Kapur Managing Director
Kapur has spent nearly two decades working in the gemological labs sector of the jewelry industry.
GIA Career Fair Returns to Carlsbad
The Gemological Institute of America also announced plans for events in New York and London in 2023.
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.
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.
IGI Becomes Valuation Partner for Luxus
Launched in May, Luxus is an investment platform that specializes in rare gems and high jewelry.
VDB, Lab Grown Source Add 8X to Cut Grade Search Filter
8X is now the top cut grade on both platforms, above Ideal.
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.
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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