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GIA unveils Digital Diamond Report

Key benefit includes highly detailed diamond image

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA (Gemological Institute of America) has announced the addition of a new diamond grading report option to its existing slate of services. The new service, the GIA Diamond eReport delivers GIA grading results completely online.

Austik presents BarTender Pro

“You have been running your business using a point of sale system, a data base, or a simple spreadsheet. But you have also been slowly printing your price tags one at a time. Now is the time to change that,” says Austik’s Willy Presburger.

JVC appoints Sarah Yood Assistant General Counsel

Suzan Flamm promoted to Senior Counsel

(NEW YORK) - JVC (Jewelers Vigilance Committee) has announced that Sara E. Yood has joined the association as Assistant General Counsel, where she will focus on trademark monitoring, Federal Trade Commission review of the jewelry industry Guides and general legal support. Yood has held several positions in the private sector, including the digital music, intellectual property and publishing industries. She graduated Fordham University School of Law with honors. At Fordham, she provided legal services for the Fashion Law Institute, the world’s first fashion law center. Yood is awaiting admission to the New York State and New Jersey Bars.

MJSA launches digital Guide to Subcontractors

(ATTLEBORO FALLS, Mass.) - MJSA, the association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, has launched the MJSA Guide to Subcontractors. Available both online (at mjsa.org) and as a PDF handbook, the Guide lists MJSA members providing commonly requested contract services, such as stone setting, casting, and CAD/CAM. It also includes detailed information about each company - from minimum order requirements to whether it provides melee - to help buyers in their decision making. In addition, the Guide offers MJSA members free access to articles about how to best choose and work with a subcontractor.