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PGSL Diamond Classes bring professionalism to new generation of jewelers

PGSL Diamond Classes bring professionalism to new generation of jewelers

(CHICAGO) - On Monday, November 19th, Professional Gem Sciences Laboratory (PGSL) successfully completed a two-week, intensive diamond training course. The course was held in the Mallers Building in downtown Chicago and was attended by twelve students representing the wholesale, retail, pawn and manufacturing sectors of the industry.

The PGSL diamond course, given bi-monthly, focused on developing sound techniques for grading and evaluating diamonds. In this aim, roughly half the of the two-hour class time was dedicated to lab sessions where hands-on instruction helped reinforce the discussion topics.

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Inspection or cleaning: Choose your words carefully

During the warm glow of a successful sale, a jeweler may not always pass along the clearest of information regarding care and cleaning of the customer’s new piece. Jewe...

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Finger Mate offers on-site education

Finger Mate offers on-site education

Jeff Alexander, President of Alexander’s of Atlanta, recently spent the morning sitting in with the bench jewelers at the Finger Mate factory.   He got to see first-...

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Meet Ashley van Creveld - president, Southwest Diamond Cutters

Meet Ashley van Creveld - president, Southwest Diamond Cutters

Specializing in recutting and repairing diamonds

As president of the Dallas-based diamond cutting factory, Southwest Diamond Cutters, Inc., Ashley van Creveld is sw...

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Star Gems to be featured at TheKnot.com

Star Gems to be featured at TheKnot.com

Star Gems is pleased to announce its nationwide campaign as a TheKnot.com Featured Vendor, starting January 2, 2013 and lasting until December 31, 2013, highlighting beau...

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Atlanta Jewelry Show invites State Jewelry Associations to submit entries for 3rd annual Torch Award Design Competition

(ATLANTA) – To showcase the design talents of bench jewelers and designers across the nation, the Atlanta Jewelry Show will host the third annual Torch Awards Design Com...

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Jewelers Mutual® gives nearly $4,000 to charities during holiday promotions

(NEENAH, Wis.) - For the second year running, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company gives back to non-profit organizations serving various local communities, in partnership wi...

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NAJA announces new Howard Rubin Educational Foundation scholarship

NAJA announces new Howard Rubin Educational Foundation scholarship

The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) is pleased to announce a scholarship fund created to honor the memory of Howard Rubin, NAJA’s National Secretary, ...

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Jewelry veteran Frank Riley dies at 66

Jewelry veteran Frank Riley dies at 66

Long time jewelry representative Frank D. Riley, 66, of Edgewater, FL died July 26, 2012. His funeral was held at Trinity Lutheran Church New Smyrna Beach.

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