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GIA announces new eLearning course for Colored Stones

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) – The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has announced the most recent addition to its slate of eLearning gemology courses with the launch of Colored Stones.

The Colored Stones eLearning course, which is part of the Institute’s Web-based Distance Education initiative announced in early 2009, is considered more robust than any eLearning course yet, with more than 1,000 videos, slide shows and animations.

GIA Laboratory introduces Diamond Sorting Service

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is now offering a Diamond Sorting Service for D-Z color diamonds weighing between 0.15 carat and 0.99 carat. This service is intended to help control clients’ costs by providing grading reports on only those diamonds that fall within certain color and clarity parameters, as specified by the client.

JA offers Payment Processing Services to members

(NEW YORK) – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry retail marketplace, has announced a new partnership with Tru®, a consulting firm specializing in payment processing. Through the partnership, JA members will receive the guaranteed lowest rates on their credit/debit card processing. Tru also offers custom gift cards and low rates on check conversion and guarantee services.

Victor Corp. unveils 2010 Bridal Collection

(CINCINNATI) - The Victor Corporation, a fine jewelry manufacturer based in Cincinnati, Ohio, has announced the release of its 2010 Bridal Collection, featuring Gem-Art™ Bridal Designs and Sweetheart™ Bridal Designs, showcased in Victor’s Bridal Collection book available for distribution to retailers nationwide.

Ashi Diamonds offers independents free bridal jewelry micro-websites

Jewelers can link from their existing websites to customized “I Do Collection” sites

(NEW YORK) - Ashi Diamonds is building consumer-facing micro-websites for its retail customers, featuring the affordably priced “I Do Collection” of bridal jewelry. A jeweler sends their logo, store information and preferred pricing to Ashi and the company customizes the retailer’s micro-website. Ashi then sends a link button that can be easily placed on the jeweler’s existing website.

Antique jewelry wholesaler eFiligree, Inc. unveils new website

For decades antique jewelry wholesaler eFiligree’s loyal customer base has relied on them for the industry’s broadest array of authentic antique filigree mountings and period jewelry. But their re-launch of a completely modernized website created a buzz at the recent Tucson GemFair where they did brisk business this year.

Bulova commemorates 50 years of Accutron with Tuning Fork limited addition

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the revolutionary Accutron watch, Bulova has announced a limited edition re-creation of the legendary Spaceview model, complete with the distinctive skeleton-dial view of its landmark tuning fork movement.  Only 1,000 of these extraordinary timepieces will be produced, each individually numbered and accompanied by a specially designed display case with an official plaque attesting to its position in the limited production run.