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Advanced technology expands GIA Pearl Testing capabilities

Lab can accurately assess more pearls, more quickly on a daily basis

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA (Gemological Institute of America) has announced significant advancements in its pearl testing process. Highly advanced micro-CT X-ray units that produce high-definition 3-D images of individual pearls have been installed after months of tests and evaluations. These new units enable GIA to rapidly gain fully rotational 3-D images of the internal growth structures of pearls in just 15 to 20 minutes; older units take 3 to 5 hours or more. This new technology enables GIA laboratories to assess much larger groups of pearls more quickly and in greater detail than any previously employed technology.

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InStore’s The Smart Jewelry Show announces Top Dog

InStore’s The Smart Jewelry Show announces Top Dog

(CHICAGO) - Upon the conclusion of this year’s Smart Jewelry Show produced by InStore magazine, a memorable moment took place at one of the 19 Smart Stations, exhibits of ...

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Polished diamond prices rise 2.4% in April 2011

Rapaport issues April 2011 Research Report “Positive & Cautious”

(NEW YORK) - Certified polished diamond prices rose in April but at a slower pace as caution set in...

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Why are auction house diamond sales breaking records?

Why are auction house diamond sales breaking records?

Industry insight by Russell Shor, GIA senior industry analyst © GIA

The upcoming 2011 jewelry auction season promises more record-breaking large diamonds and top fancy co...

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Richmond jewelers raise $14,500 for VCU Massey Cancer Center through Jewels for a Cure raffle

Richmond jewelers raise $14,500 for VCU Massey Cancer Center through Jewels for a Cure raffle

(RICHMOND, Va.) - Last month, VCU Massey Cancer Center held it’s annual Women & Wellness program at the historic Jefferson Hotel. With over 1000 supporters attending...

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FL jeweler Jack Massey, 94, dies

Jack H. Massey, Jr. died on March 4, 2011 in Palatka, Florida at the age of 94.

Massey founded Jack Massey Jewelers and Photo Supply in Palatka on August 1, 1954.  He own...

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New Orleans jewelry shop steps up to give back

(NEW ORLEANS) - Spring is for giving.  This is the position that Wellington & Company, a New Orleans-based fine jewelry boutique in the French Quarter, has taken this...

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Jewelers of America applauds repeal of the IRS 1099 requirement

Jewelry businesses sent more than 450 messages to legislators, asking them to repeal the regulation

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association fo...

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Jewelers for Children supports relief efforts in Japan

Jewelers for Children (JFC), the industry’s charity, has announced they have made a $25,000 donation to Save the Children to support relief efforts in the devastated ar...

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ASHI introduces “Holiday Love” Marketing Program

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Box Brokers’ unveils new interchangeable tray display series

Box Brokers Group, an independent jewelers-focused source for innovative designs in packag...

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