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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.

Jewelers Mutual Reveals Secrets to Success in Harvard Business Review Study Survey

(DES MOINES, Iowa) - Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company’s unwavering commitment to their employees’ long-term financial well-being leads to a competitive advantage, according to new survey from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services sponsored by the Principal Financial Group

Diamond Emotions brings customization home to retailers

For more than 35 years Rick Gouthro has been a part of the retail jewelry industry. He spent 20 years in retail, starting out as a store manager, then district manager and eventually as director of stores for a major corporation. Gouthro then shifted to the supply side of the industry as Vice President of a major jewelry manufacturer for 12 years.

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.

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