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GIA offering over $2M in scholarships for 2018

Applications accepted August 1 to September 30

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA began accepting scholarship applications Aug. 1 for its 2018 Gemology and Jewelry Manufacturing Arts programs, courses and lab classes. GIA scholarships, which total over $2 million for 2018, align with the Institute’s goals of providing quality education in gemology and jewelry to the trade and aspiring professionals. Applications for the current scholarship cycle will be accepted through Sept. 30 and are available at gia.edu/scholarships.

Quality Gold acquires Luxury Giftware by Jere

(FAIRFIELD, Ohio) - Quality Gold has purchased Luxury Giftware by Jere, LLC., a wholesale supplier to leading national and international retail establishments who specialize in fine giftware, jewelry and collectibles. Based in Marietta, GA, Luxury Giftware by Jere is known for their heirloom quality jewelry boxes, and extensive assortment of bejeweled trinket boxes, as well as Damascus steel blade knives featured within their Luxury Knives collection.

Diamonds Do Good Awards Gala honors Helzberg Diamonds, David Oyelowo and Her Excellency Graca Machel Mandela


(LAS VEGAS) - On the eve of the opening of the worlds largest jewelry trade show, JCK Las Vegas, the Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F) raised over $1,060,000 to provide scholarships and assistance to empower young people globally.  Anna Martin, D.E.F President and VP Global Development and Beneficiary, GIA, said: “This event symbolizes the collective good the diamond and jewelry industry continues to do in communities around the world where they do business. Not enough consumers are aware of this positive fact.” (www.diamondsdogood.com/all-stories)

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IDEX reports De Beers Output Jumps 36% in Q2, Up 21% in H1

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(IDEX Online) – Anglo American plc, which owns 85 percent of De Beers, reported a 36 percent jump in production in the second quarter from a year before to 8.7 million carats from 6.4 million carats.

In the first half of 2017, De Beers produced 16.1 million carats – a 21 percent increase on the 2016 figure of 13.3 million carats.

Rarest Rainbow introduces Natural Color Diamond Training Program for retail partners

RainbowTo educate retailers on how to sell natural color diamonds

(MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.) - Pancis Gems Inc., a purveyor of fine natural color diamonds for over 40 years, is proud to introduce a new and unique training program to help educate retail partners on natural color diamonds and their signature Rarest Rainbow Fine Jewelry Collection. The Rarest Rainbow collection includes fashion and bridal styles featuring natural color diamonds, making some of the most rare and unique diamonds accessible for any consumer.