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GradingSep 21, 2023
Retailers Warned About Fraudulent Email Purportedly From GIA

The lab confirmed it did not send the message.

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GradingSep 20, 2023
Navneet Gems Introduces Portrait-Cut Rubies

The geometric collection is on view now at the Jewellery & Gem World Hong Kong Show.

GradingSep 19, 2023

The ‘Fuli Cut’ is based on an antique cushion.

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GradingSep 13, 2023
GIA Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2024

The application window for the merit-based scholarships will close Sept. 30.

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GradingSep 07, 2023
GIA Adds ‘Hanadama’ Quality Range Comment to Pearl Reports

The historic trade term is used to distinguish cultured Akoya pearls of a certain quality.

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GradingSep 06, 2023
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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GradingAug 23, 2023
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.

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GradingAug 09, 2023
IGI Names New Director of Operations, Business Development

Luxury executive Jeni Campagna will take on the role.

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GradingAug 07, 2023
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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GradingJul 07, 2023
Gübelin Opens Colored Gemstone Museum in Switzerland

The exhibits offer a look into stone creation and origin, as well as Gübelin family history.

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GradingMay 26, 2023
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.

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GradingMay 22, 2023
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.

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GradingMay 19, 2023
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.

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GradingMay 11, 2023
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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GradingMay 09, 2023
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.

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GradingMay 04, 2023
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.

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GradingApr 20, 2023
GIA Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2023

The application window for the merit-based scholarships will close May 15.

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GradingApr 10, 2023
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.

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GradingMar 23, 2023
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.

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GradingFeb 14, 2023
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.

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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.

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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.

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GradingJan 13, 2023
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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