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Postdoctoral Research Fellowships and Internships at GIA

Opportunities available in California and New York


(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA (Gemological Institute of America) invites qualified candidates to apply for the Richard T. Liddicoat Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at its Carlsbad, California and New York City locations. The one-to-two year fellowships encourage early-career scientists to pursue full-time academic research on fundamental scientific problems in gemstone geology, defect physics and diamond synthesis; and other fields related to gemology - the study of diamonds, colored gemstones, pearls and their treatments.

Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle engagement ring reignite demand for 3-stone rings?

harry meghan ring

Prince Harry proposed to Meghan Markle with a custom engagement ring he designed for his bride-to-be. It features a trio of stunning diamonds.

The ring's center stone hails from Botswana, a country with personal significance for the couple, and is flanked by two diamonds from the personal collection of Harry's mother, the late Princess Diana.

The EDGE® adds profit center for independent retail jewelers

Software company looks for ways to increase a retailer’s bottom line

Edge(SHELTON, Conn.) - Abbott Jewelry Systems, creator of The Edge retail jewelry management system, has added jewelry care protection plans to their software, providing independent retail jewelers the same sales advantage as the majors. Independent jewelers can now offer jewelry care protection plans for their customers’ peace of mind, in addition to helping them close sales at the counter. The plans offered are available through industry insurance leader JM Care Plan™, a member of the Jewelers Mutual Group, and IJB/Wexler/Montage Group.

Jewelers Mutual shares Q&A from Holiday Security webinar

holiday security

If you don't have questions about how to improve the security at your business, that's not a comforting sign — especially before holiday shopping ramps up.

With technology transforming the world of safes, alarms, surveillance systems, and other essential physical and electronic security features, there's plenty for jewelers to ponder. Couple that with how to improve procedural security by educating staff and there's an abundance to consider.

NC jeweler bakes up $1,000 Christmas cookie

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(GREENSBORO, N.C.) – Greensboro, NC-based State Street Jewelers is selling Christmas cookies.

But these treats are better off in a safe than a stocking.

That’s because these may be the most expensive Christmas cookies in the world. 

Instead of candy sprinkles, these one-of-a-kind creations are studded with cultured pearls, diamonds, sapphires and other colored gems worth thousands of dollars.

Authentic Gem Imports offers streamlined search online for rubies, emeralds, sapphires & precious gems

AGI Pete Renu

Owner Pete Vaidya and his wife Renu offer expert evaluation and consultation on loose precious gemstones. Their inventory, consisting of thousands of stones, is searchable on shopagi.com.

A business that has thrived in color gemstones for over 40 years, Authentic Gem Imports (AGI) has optimized their inventory of over 6,000 loose stones to suit the online shopper.

“It’s our belief that if we create easier access to gemstone knowledge, discoverability and access, we can achieve explosive growth with custom gemstone jewelry,” says Pete Vaidya, founder and owner. “Our mission is to show our clients and their customers that gemstone shopping is easy, affordable and exciting.”