Oct 02, 2014
Jewelers of America (JA), the US national trade association for the fine jewellery trade, has announced the GEM Award nominees in the categories of design, marketing and communications and media excellence.
Sep 30, 2014
The Gemmological Institute of India (GII) organised a grand felicitation of Founding Chairman Kirtilal Doshi who retired after 43 years at the helm of the institution. The function was held along with GII’s Annual Convocation at the Y.B. Chavan Centre in Mumbai on September 27, 2014.
Sep 30, 2014
A team of GIA (Gemological Institute of America) field researchers who visited Mozambique’s Montepuez mining area in early Sept. 2014, to collect ruby samples for the Institute’s gem identification database and to document the current state of the deposit said that the Montepuez Ruby Mining Company’s (MRM) has rapidly expanded since the operation reached the production stage in 2012, handling 1.6 million tons of rock and recovering eight million carats of ruby and corundum to date. The GIA team discovered an ample variety of ruby specimens ranging in size, colour and iron content, during this, the third expedition of GIA researchers to the area. since its discovery in 2009.
Sep 29, 2014
IIGJ Tardeo (formerly JPDC) organised a Workshop on Enamelling by Kana Lomror, a highly experienced and well-known Santiniketan trained enamelling artist. The session was attended by a large number of students eager to learn the intricacies of this traditional craft.
Sep 25, 2014
The GIA has implemented a new, lower-cost fee structure for Quality Assurance (QA) services. The service is specifically designed to screen parcels of D-to-Z diamonds and colored diamonds up to 0.20 carats for synthetics or treatments, a GIA issued note stated.