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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.
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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.
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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.”
Zvi Yehuda, Inventor and Lifelong Learner, Dies at 86
Yehuda’s knack for invention became apparent at an early age, and his career spanned seven decades.
GIA Adds ‘Peacock’ Color Range Comment to Pearl Reports
The change comes following a year of research into how the trade determines what constitutes “peacock” color in pearls.
GIA Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2023
The application window for the merit-based scholarships will close May 15.
GIA Is Going Back to Paper Reports
The lab made the decision to pull back on its all-digital migration after receiving complaints from clients across the supply chain.
GCAL Introduces 8X Cut Grade for Proprietary Cuts
Patented and specialty cuts now can receive an 8X Proprietary Certificate, which can be customized to include a company’s brand and logo.
GSI Appoints New Global EVP
Pinky Jalui, who has more than 20 years of experience in the industry, joins the lab as executive vice president of global business development.
GIA Launches AGS Diamond Light Performance Supplement Report
The AGS Ideal Report by GIA is a digital-only addition to GIA diamond reports.
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.
Sarine To Acquire Majority Stake in GCAL
The acquisition allows GCAL to expand overseas while giving Sarine a “recognized and respected” channel for offering eGrading in the U.S.
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.
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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