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Global jewelry crime investigators turn to GIA

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) – More than $1.5 billion of jewelry and precious metals were stolen in the U.S. in 2010, with a recovery rate of only around 4.2 percent, according to the Uniform Crime Report issued by the FBI. To help combat gem and jewelry-related crime, law enforcement turned to GIA (Gemological Institute of America) for expertise and assistance. In March, 22 special agents and detectives from international agencies completed a custom-designed intensive two week program at GIA world headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif., that armed them with the skills, knowledge and network to help successfully identify and recover gems and jewelry involved in criminal cases.

Chicago Jewelers’ Association Nationwide Crime Alert

The pictured kilo bars were taken in on the east coast. But be advised they can find their way anywhere. The gold kilo bars looked perfect and the weight was exact. There were drill holes in the bars and they were filled. So be advised that the CJA recommends cutting any bars at 10 tozs. or above in half before purchasing.

Twelve Richmond, VA retail jewelers band together for VCU Massey Cancer Center

(RICHMOND, Va.) - One dozen of Richmond’s finest jewelers banded together to create the 2nd Annual Jewels for a Cure raffle held during VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) Massey Cancer Center’s annual Women & Wellness Forum Series. The event featuring author and cancer survivor, Geralyn Lucas, was well attended at both breakfast and lunch seatings.

GIA accepting Fall 2012 Scholarship applications

Richard T. Liddicoat scholarship winners announced

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA (Gemological Institute of America) will accept scholarship applications for the remainder of 2012 through April 30. Scholarship recipients are eligible to participate in laboratory classes in the U.S., a variety of eLearning courses worldwide and the Institute’s campuses in Hong Kong, London, the Middle East and Taiwan.

Jeweler, manufacturer go the extra mile for military couple

(NEW YORK) – Who says chivalry is dead? Jeremy Thompson doesn’t seem to think so. After endless phone calls, e-mails, expensive fees, and sleepless nights, Thompson finally got to propose to his girlfriend Kristin in Athens, Greece during a 3-day window of leave from the US Navy, where both he and his now-fiancé are on active duty service.

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