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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.

JBT member website now easier to search

(WARWICK, R.I.) - The Jewelers Board of Trade has enhanced its website, improving search navigation to be faster and easier. According to JBT President Dione Kenyon, “Members are pressed for time and need to quickly locate companies for prospecting or to review credit information.”

Consumer Alert Industry organizations concerned about increase of “highly treated ‘Ruby’ products”

Industry groups have detected an increased supply of highly treated “Ruby” products in the marketplace. According to information gathered by various industry members, these lead glass filled red stones are being sold throughout the supply chain including in U.S. department stores, venues in the Caribbean and elsewhere. These treated red stones have significant fissures filled with relatively large quantities of Lead Glass. They are often being sold as “Natural Rubies” without proper disclosure and most importantly with NO information on the required special care to maintain the appearance of the product.

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