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IGI certifies diamond-encrusted pen

(MUMBAI, India) - The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world’s largest independent laboratory for testing and evaluating gemstones and fine jewelry, certified a pen studded with thousands of diamonds that ultimately sold for 2.3 million rupees (approximately $50,000 US).

Then pen was designed and produced by Apranje and sold at the Visakhapatnam Jewellery Exhibition. It is comprised of white gold and approximately 2,500 natural diamonds in colorless and fancy yellow, all graded and certified by IGI. It took six craftsmen close to 18 months to make the aesthetically crafted pen.


Grow your business with Avalon Solution’s E-mail Marketing Campaign services

(NEW YORK) - Avalon Solution introduces their E-mail Marketing Campaign, a new service designed to grow your business. E-mail marketing is the most effective and cost-efficient way to enhance relationships with your existing customers as well as attract prospects early in the purchasing cycle. With this service, you can easily create, manage and track your E-mail Marketing Campaigns. Using attractive and professional looking e-mails, along with your company logo, store information and high quality images, will enable you to stay in touch with existing customers as well as encourage new and repeat business.

Diamond Hybrid tries for encore at Bravo TV

In conjunction with NBC/Universal’s “Green is Universal” campaign promoting environmental conservation and alternatives, Diamond Hybrid created a one of a kind pair of Bravo cufflinks for Bravo Sr. Vice President Andy Cohen. Mr. Cohen is responsible for a wide range of programming, creative and hosting projects at Bravo including “Top Chef,” “The Real Housewives” franchise and “Flipping Out” to name a few.

IGI sees success with Gemological Education and Laboratory Services in Panama

(PANAMA CITY, Panama) – The International Gemological Institute (IGI) and the Panama Diamond Exchange (PDE) conducted a week of successful educational and grading activities in the country’s capital city.

Leaders from IGI and PDE welcomed Panamanian jewelers on October 25 for an in-depth seminar on diamond grading, providing an educational foundation on the importance of independent grading reports. IGI President and CEO Jerry Ehrenwald, G.G., A.S.A. led the seminar with Sergio Merizalde, manager of IGI’s Dominican Republic laboratory. The session, which was well attended with highly-engaged participants, closed with a very active Q&A period.

MJSA announces 2011 Vision Awards Design Competition

Association adds new category for custom designing retailers

(ATTLEBORO FALLS, Mass.) - The 20th annual MJSA Vision Awards Competition is now open to receive entries, according to Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America (MJSA), the U.S. trade association for jewelry makers, designers, and related suppliers. The awards celebrate outstanding talent in the field of jewelry design.

Dillon Gage named a 2010 finalist for prestigious U.S. Chamber Award honoring International Corporate Caring

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) named Dallas-based Dillon Gage as a finalist for a 2010 Corporate Citizenship Award in the category of International Community Service. The Corporate Citizenship Awards have been presented every year since 2000 and are the nation’s premier recognition for companies that care. Since 1984, Dillon Gage’s 501 C3 nonprofit corporation, HELPS International (www.helpsintl.org), has developed an integrated approach to combat poverty by providing assistance such as:

NCJA Security Alert

David Hyde of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company reported to the North Carolina Jewelers Association (NCJA) that recently two NC jewelers were given bogus certified checks.  The customers came in to shop, priced an item and returned the next day with a certified check for the exact amount.

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