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Large, rare diamonds offer window into inner workings of Earth’s mantle

GIA in handBreakthrough research led by GIA Postdoctoral Fellow published in Science magazine

(NEW YORK) - Breakthrough research led by GIA Postdoctoral Research Fellow Evan Smith examines diamonds of exceptional size and quality to uncover clues about Earth’s geology. The researchers studied the unique properties of diamonds with similar characteristics to famous stones such as the Cullinan, Constellation and Koh-i-Noor to advance our understanding of Earth’s deep mantle, hidden beneath tectonic plates and largely inaccessible for scientific observation. The study is published in the most recent issue of Science magazine.

Southern Jewelers Guild hosts HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium at exclusive event

Antwerp World Diamond Centre to offer FREE 3-day Antwerp, Belgium trip in March of 2017 to qualified retailers & wholesalers looking to source diamonds from Belgium

SJG PrincessIt was a day of royalty and brilliance as Her Royal Highness, Princess Astrid of Belgium, presided over a one-day Diamond Power Session on Monday, December 5th, in Austin, Texas, hosted by the Southern Jewelers Guild and sponsored by the Antwerp World Diamond Centre, in conjunction with the Belgian Economic trade mission.

Thieves rob armored truck on French highway

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PARIS -- Police said they are hunting fields and towns in southeast France for four thieves who stole dozens of kilograms of gold Monday from an armored truck before setting cars ablaze near a major highway.

The thieves, operating in two cars, surrounded the armored truck and forced it off the A6 highway between Paris and Lyon, a national gendarme service spokesman said.

They then seized the gold, locked the two delivery men in the back of the truck, and set one of their own cars on fire before fleeing, according to the spokesman.

JA promotes holiday gift ideas nationwide

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(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) is promoting holiday gift ideas and JA Member jewelers through a variety of nationwide public relations and marketing activities. The association has expanded their outreach to consumers in advance of the holiday season through a multi-city television tour, a national digital advertising campaign, e-mail promotions, online gift guides and an ammolite sweepstakes sponsored by Korite.

Deutsche Bank to pay $60 million to settle US gold price-fixing case

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Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay $60 million to settle private U.S. antitrust litigation by traders and other investors who accused the German bank of conspiring to manipulate gold prices at their expense.

The preliminary settlement was filed on Friday with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, and requires a judge's approval.

Deutsche Bank denied wrongdoing. The bank in October agreed to pay $38 million to settle similar litigation over alleged silver price manipulation.

Can a solid returns policy make or break a luxury goods sale?

Think back to the last time you shopped online. What were some of the factors you took into consideration before putting an item in your cart and hitting the checkout button? Product reviews, maybe? Discounts or promotions? Free shipping, perhaps? And, if you’re like me, you looked for an easy and hassle-free returns process.