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GIA welcomes first Richard T. Liddicoat Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr. Karen Smit joins New York laboratory

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - Continuing its decades-long history of advanced gemological research and education, GIA (Gemological Institute of America) has selected the first associate in the Richard T. Liddicoat Postdoctoral Research program. Participants in the program will examine fundamental issues related to diamonds, colored stones, pearls and instrument development; each position will be tailored to focus on the associate’s expertise and interest. The prestigious research position is named in honor of Richard T. Liddicoat, GIA’s former president widely considered the “Father of Modern Gemology.” The Institute’s first postdoctoral associate – Dr. Karen Smit – began her tenure at the New York laboratory in February.

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Stuller’s Bridge conference hosts 650 in 2013, looking to continue in 2014

Stuller’s Bridge conference hosts 650 in 2013, looking to continue in 2014

Eight events focused on increasing retailer profitability

(LAFAYETTE, La.) – Looking ahead to its fourth season, Stuller’s Bridge conference series provides atte...

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Smart Jewelry Show welcomes Bob Phibbs as keynote speaker

Smart Jewelry Show welcomes Bob Phibbs as keynote speaker

“The Retail Doctor” shows new ways to compete in today’s market

(CHICAGO) - The Smart Jewelry Show has announced Bob Phibbs, known as “The Retail Doctor,” ...

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Gemesis lab-grown diamonds advancing in size and quality

(NEW YORK) - Gemesis, a principal distributor of gem-quality lab-grown diamonds, now offers a 1.78 ct., G color, SI1 clarity, princess-cut lab-created diamond on Gemesis.c...

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Jewelers Mutual releases 2-minute videos to help jewelers avoid shipping and receiving losses

(NEENAH, Wis.) - It may seem like simple advice, but when you’re dealing with valuable shipments of jewelry merchandise, you can’t be too careful. Jewelers Mutual has ...

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On the Road with Rob Phillips - The Techie Road Warrior

On the Road with Rob Phillips - The Techie Road Warrior

For those of us sales reps who are veterans of the road, we have fond memories of quaint ways of getting phone messages.   In the early 1980s my first answering machin...

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Light up your jewelry store and your sales

Light up your jewelry store and your sales

No matter how carefully you plan your jewelry store displays and merchandise, your hard work could all be lost in window glare and shadows.

Lighting design can make all th...

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GIA announces Tawfic Farah Memorial Scholarship

GIA announces Tawfic Farah Memorial Scholarship

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA (Gemological Institute of America) has announced the Tawfic Farah Memorial Scholarship, which will be offered beginning June 15, 2014. The annual ...

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IGI offers free synthetic screening services to DMIA, DCC members

(NEW YORK) - In response to industry concerns regarding the possible mixing of synthetic diamonds with natural diamond parcels, the International Gemological Institute (IG...

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Belle Étoile launches 2014 Summer/Fall Collection

(EMERYVILLE, Calif.) - Esteemed sterling silver jewelry designer and manufacturer Belle É...

 

Henderson Designs partners with Luca Lorenzini for fun, modern line

(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) - Lecil Henderson has extended his brand’s reach with the launch of Lu...

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