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How to find gold in streams and rivers

gold in streams

A growing number of people are heading to the streams and rivers in search of gold. There is plenty to be had, experts say, but probably not enough for you to quit your day job.

To find the specks of gold or even a nugget or two, you will need to the right equipment and keen sense of where to find it. A few tips from the experts:

Georgia jeweler kidnapped while leaving store

Georgia jeweler kidnapped

A Roswell jewelry store owner is safe after four suspects tried to kidnap her at gunpoint from her business on October 19.

Police caught one suspect during the ordeal, 28-year-old Juan Knight, who was charged with kidnapping, robbery, and aggravated assault. Roswell police announced Thursday the department is now searching for the other three suspects.

JA’s “Amazing Ammolite Jewelry Sweepstakes” to launch in November

JA(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) has announced the continuation of their successful consumer sweepstakes series. The next sweepstakes, titled “The Amazing Ammolite Jewelry Sweepstakes,” will run November 14 through December 2, 2016, at www.jewelers.org. The sweepstakes directs consumers to JA Member jewelry stores and encourages consumers to learn more about ammolite while increasing their desire for fine jewelry.

Disabled veteran turned jeweler creates collection to honor women killed in post 9/11 conflict

Tara(SAN ANTONIO, Tex.) - Jewelry designer Tara Hutchinson is introducing the In Memoriam Collection: a project to honor the fallen female warriors who gave the ultimate sacrifice as a result of post 9/11 conflict. An Iraq veteran and wounded warrior, Hutchinson wants to give back to the mourning families of women military members who gave their lives for our freedoms by creating awareness through jewelry that tells their stories.

Buying diamonds by phone scam continues

ScamIn August we ran two stories about several jewelers that were called by out of town “customers” looking to purchase loose diamonds using a credit card. In most cases the “customer” identified himself as a business owner from California wanting to purchase stones with detailed specifications.

NC jeweler convicted for memo fraud for 4th time

ASHEVILLE – U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger on October 13 sentenced Dina R. Garfinkel, a.k.a. Dina Drake, Dina Lebovitch and Ruth Lebovitch, to 41 months in prison on mail fraud charges, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

Garfinkel, 69, of New York City, was also ordered to serve three years under court supervision after she is released from prison and to pay $400,000 as restitution to her victims.

CVD synthetic diamond over 5 carats identified by GIA

CVD synthetic diamond

Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) technology has accelerated over the last several years, and the rapidly improving techniques have produced large, high-quality near-colorless and colorless synthetic diamonds. Two samples over 3 carats were reported in early 2016 as the largest CVD synthetics. GIA recently tested a CVD-grown synthetic diamond that weighed over 5 carats, marking a significant milestone.