Last updateTue, 21 Jan 2020 10pm

GIA offering new reports, insights and services at JCK Las Vegas

Laboratory services, diamond origin reports, sustainability panel and more

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - Discover all GIA (Gemological Institute of America) has to offer at booth 18019 at the JCK Las Vegas Show from May 31 through June 3 at the Sands Expo & The Venetian. Submit your colored gems to the GIA Show Service Laboratory; learn about GIA’s new Diamond Origin Report that scientifically matches rough to polished diamonds to confirm a diamond’s geographic origin;

see live demonstrations of the GIA iD100 and other gemological instruments; get up-to-date on new developments and education programs; and prepare to be dazzled by the diamond covered loafers, said to be valued at $2 million, on loan from actor and former America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon. For all of this and more, visit https://www.gia.edu/gem-event-jck-las-vegas-2019.

GIA Highlights at the 2019 JCK Las Vegas Show include:

GIA Show Service Laboratory

Room Bassano 2805-2806 at The Venetian

May 30 - June 2: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (submit and pick-up)

June 3: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (pick-up only)

Drop-off your gemstones a day before the show for quick and convenient access to GIA Colored Stone Identification Reports for all colored stones and GIA Colored Stone Identification and Origin Reports for ruby, sapphire, emerald, alexandrite, Paraíba tourmaline and red spinel. For more information, call 800-421-7250 ext. 4517 or 760-603-4517 (if outside the United States or Canada).

GIA Presentations

Join GIA experts at booth 18019 for 20-minute overviews on important topics, including GIA’s new Diamond Origin Report; marketing tools for retailers; the latest on laboratory-grown diamonds; information about jewelry quality assurance; an overview of the Lesedi la Rona and Constellation diamonds; insights into gem and jewelry photography; discoveries in GIA field gemology, supporting GIA’s colored gemstone origin reports; a recap of royal jewelry auctions, including pieces owned by Queen Marie Antoinette; and a panel with GIA alumni who are making it in social media. Stop by the GIA booth for schedules.

Gemology Seminar: Identifying Laboratory-Grown Diamond

Friday, May 31, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Room 305, Level 1 at the Sands Convention Center

Through interactive, guided discussion and a hands-on lab, this seminar will cover HPHT and CVD laboratory-grown diamonds and how to separate them from natural diamonds. Please download and return the completed seminar application to register https://www.gia.edu/doc/GIA-2019-Seminar-Application.pdf.

Embracing Sustainability Amid New Consumer Expectations

Friday, May 31, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Rooms 303 & 304, Level 1 of the Sands Convention Center

At this not-to-miss panel, leading experts will speak to the critical need for sustainability in day-to-day operations of companies large and small in the gem and jewelry industry, and the benefit of amplifying this message to consumers.

The panel includes Dr. Saleem Ali, Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment at the University of Delaware; Lisa Bridge, president and CEO of Ben Bridge Jeweler; Marcus ter Haar, managing director of Okavango Diamond Company; Claire Piroddi, sustainability manager for watches & jewelry at Kering; and Nadja Swarovski, member of the Swarovski Executive Board. Learn more and register today at https://www.gia.edu/gia-sustainability-panel-jewelry-industry-jck seats are limited.

Jewels of Hollywood Exhibit

Dazzle your senses with a glimpse into the Jewels of Hollywood exhibit featuring Madonna’s glittering tiara, Nick Cannon’s diamond encrusted shoes, Eva Gabor’s ruby lipstick holder, Clark Gable’s diamond-set lighter and more. All on display in the GIA booth.

 GIA shoes

Diamond shoes commissioned by Nick Cannon for the 2014 finale of America’s Got Talent. Designed and created by Jason of Beverly Hills; these Tom Ford loafers are set with 14,000 diamonds that have a total weight of 340 carats. It took 2,000 hours to create the shoes - nearly one year from concept to finish. Courtesy of Jason of Beverly Hills and Nick Cannon.

About GIA

An independent nonprofit organization, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), established in 1931, is recognized as the world’s foremost authority in gemology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight and, in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which is recognized around the world as the standard for diamond quality.

Through research, education, gemological laboratory services and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science and professionalism. Visit www.GIA.edu for more information.