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Adam Graham joins Omi Gems/Omi Privé

Adam JuneJewelry industry veteran Adam Graham has joined Omi, Inc. as Director of Sales and Marketing. In this new role, he will oversee the selling, marketing and public relations functions of the gemstone company and its fine jewelry division Omi Privé.

“We are thrilled to have Adam join us at this stage in our company’s ongoing growth,” said Niveet Nagpal of Omi, Inc. “Adam’s experience and relationships in all facets of the industry will really enhance our team as we continue to build both our loose gemstone and jewelry business.”


AGS names Scott Berg new President, appoints Board of Directors

AGS Berg June(LAS VEGAS) - The American Gem Society (AGS) elected Scott Berg, Certified Gemologist (CG) of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry in Baton Rouge, LA, as President of the Society’s Board of Directors, assuming the role from outgoing president, Louis Smith, CG, of Smithworks Fine Jewelry. The appointment was made during the Society’s annual Conclave in Washington, D.C. in April at the Membership Breakfast.

Hoover & Strong’s Taylor earns Bronze A´ Design Award for “Mystic Falls”

HooverHoover & Strong is pleased to announce that their product development manager, Jerry E Taylor has been granted the prestigious Bronze A´ Design Award in the Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Competition Category for his “Mystic Falls” ring design. Taylor’s design was chosen out of thousands of submissions, by the international judging committee of the A´ Design Awards & Competitions.

GN Diamond partners with Sarine Technologies to help retailers increase in-store sales

GN Diamond and Sarine Technologies have partnered together to enhance the instore experience of buying and selling diamonds. More than just a sales tool, the Sarine Digital Display is powered by Sarine Profile to deliver a deeper, richer and more intimate experience of the diamond, bringing the diamond story straight to the hearts of the guests of retailers. GN Diamond, CEO, Asaf Herskovitz, states this will “ultimately lead to the increase of more instore sales for our retail partners.”

PhotoScribe jewelry inscription service now operating exclusively from IGI

(NEW YORK) - The International Gemological Institute (IGI) – creators of diamond laser inscription, Laserscribe - has announced that jewelry inscription service, PhotoScribe, will operate solely from the Institute’s New York laboratory.

PhotoScribe laser inscription service specializes in laser engraving and provides customers with high-definition, high-resolution engraving of jewelry articles.

Rio Grande announces winners of 16th annual Saul Bell Design Award

At a celebration dinner held May 15 during the Santa Fe Symposium® in Albuquerque, NM, Rio Grande announced the winners of the 16th annual Saul Bell Design Award competition. Through rigorous judging, a panel of judges chose first- and second-place winners in each of six competitive categories, as well as in the Emerging Jewelry Artist category for designers 21 years and younger. Prizes, awards and congratulations were presented to each winning designer at the gala dinner. The winning designs, as well as all finalist pieces, are featured online at saulbellaward.com.

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