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GIA salutes education in 2013

New U.S. military veteran, GIA Junior Gemologist scholarships

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - U.S. military veterans will have access to new scholarships for advanced gemological education as part of GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) 2013 international scholarship program. The scholarship application period began in June and will run through Oct. 31. A wide range of other scholarships are also available for on-campus and distance education programs, as well as lab classes.

Baxter’s helps Biggie pop the question in MTV style

In true “Jersey Shore” style, long-time Rhode Island retailer Baxter’s Fine Jewelry played a big part (pun intended) in the custom creation of an engagement ring for reality TV star Michael “Biggie” Morgan from MTV’s “Pauly D Project,” which launched earlier this year. A spin-off from “Jersey Shore,” the “Pauly D Project” shows Biggie as the ‘man behind the man,’ managing the day-to-day operations of Pauly D as he travels the nation playing his music and most recently, opening for the latest Britney Spears tour.

GIA addresses synthetic diamond concerns

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - Diamond dealers and retailers now have lower-cost options to confirm the nature of their diamond inventory. To address market concerns created by the presence of high-quality, undisclosed synthetic diamonds, GIA (Gemological Institute of America) has added a new, low-cost identification option for diamonds 0.20 carats and under to its Quality Assurance services.

Jewelry designers’ unique creations realized with Jewel-Craft’s custom manufacturing capabilities

(ERLANGER, Ky.) - By partnering with Insignia Collection, a division of Jewel-Craft, Inc., jewelry designers’ unique creations can be translated from concept sketch to finished piece. This service allows small, boutique designers to leverage the manufacturing technologies and expertise of an experienced jeweler that might not otherwise be available.

Jewel-Craft, Inc. celebrates 65 years of business

(ERLANGER, Ky.) - Founded in 1947 by Earl Wesdorp in the attic of his Ludlow, Kentucky detached garage, and now operated and managed by the third generation of the Wesdorp family, Jewel-Craft, Inc. celebrates its 65th Anniversary this year. Currently headquartered in Erlanger, Kentucky, Jewel-Craft is a full-service operation that provides comprehensive jewelry trade shop services to retail jewelry stores, designers, and other trade shops nationwide.

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