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NAJA offering scholarship for ACE© It Appraisal Conference

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NAJAThe National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) is pleased to announce it will award an ACE© It Appraisal Conference Scholarship to a deserving gemology student. NAJA invites GIA, FGA, FGAA, FGG, FCGmA, RGA students to apply for this scholarship for the 51st Annual ACE© It Winter Educational Conference scheduled for February 3 - 4, 2019 in Tucson AZ.

Rapaport reports diamond prices soften slightly

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1 ct. RAPI -0.5% in August

(NEW YORK) - Diamond prices dropped slightly in August due to slow trading during the summer vacation. The RapNet Diamond Index (RAPI™) for 1-carat diamonds fell 0.5% during the month - typically a quieter period, as bourses in Belgium and Israel close for business.

FTC publishes new Jewelry Guides

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(NEW YORK) - On July 24, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a new version of The Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries (“Jewelry Guides” or “Guides”) (16 CFR Part 23). These Guides address claims for precious metal, pewter, diamond, gemstone, pearl and other industry products. The Guides explain how to avoid making deceptive claims and, for certain products, when disclosures should be made to avoid unfair or deceptive practices.

Two world-class gem luminaries recognized

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Lisi earrings18K tsavorite and sphalerite earrings from Lisi Fracchia’s Sphalerite Dream collection.(MADRID, Spain) - Patagonia native and jewelry designer Lisi Fracchia is creating some buzz for herself in Madrid as well as Argentina these days. During the last 15 years, she’s made it her mission to travel around the world studying gemstones particular to each location she’s visited. This has resulted in some extraordinary gemstone choices found in her jewelry collections.

WP Diamonds creates timeline of the evolution of the engagement ring over the last 10 decades

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WP Diamonds, a company helping jewelers and the public buy and sell diamonds, jewelry and luxury watches since 2012, has created an exclusive look at the history of the engagement ring and its evolution over the past 10 decades. Utilizing extensive research and industry knowledge, WPD has put together a detailed timeline showcasing each decade’s most popular diamond along with how and why it became that generation’s favored ring.

JVC lists Top 5 Facts of the New FTC Jewelry Guides

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JVC(NEW YORK) - On July 24, 2018 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released the final revision to its Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries, otherwise known as the “Jewelry Guides.” There are some significant changes in these revised guides that impact most parts of the trade.

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