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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.

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Chicago Jewelers’ Association Nationwide Crime Alert

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...

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Atlanta jewelry store gets visit from “Real Housewife”

Atlanta jewelry store gets visit from “Real Housewife”

When Sheree, from Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, sought guidance in choosing the perfect diamond ring for her future son-in-law to present to her daughter, she sou...

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

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 Univer...

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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 201...

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Jeweler, manufacturer go the extra mile for military couple

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 fi...

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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, “M...

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SCJA fostering a new look!

SCJA fostering a new look!

When bench jeweler Steve Foster of Hale’s Jewelers (Greenville, SC) sets out to design something, he gives it his best.  Steve has been named the winner of the South C...

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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,...

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