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JSA BULLETIN: Beware of Switches!

© 2008 by Jewelers' Security Alliance

Switches of diamonds for fake or lesser goods are done by both highly skilled thieves posing as customers and by dishonest employees. Switch artists are sleight-of-hand thieves who will most often attempt to substitute a cubic zirconia and sometimes Moissanite for diamond merchandise. The types of goods switched include loose diamonds, earrings, pendants and rings, and can range in price from less than a thousand dollars to many tens of thousands.

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GemClear finds non-compliant topaz in US market

(DALLAS) - GemClear, the world's first independent irradiated gemstone testing laboratory, has found irradiated blue topaz in the U.S. market that is not in compliance with Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations. The gems, from a New York dealer, were believed to be legal, but were not.
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KC Designs appears on ABC’s “The View”

(NEW YORK) - KC Designs is thrilled to announce that the popular television show, "The View," personally selected one of KC Design's Harmony Disc Collection necklaces to be a part of their "12 Days of Giveaways" on Friday, December 12th's taping.

Barbara, Whoopi, Joy, Elisabeth and Sherri, as well as the celebrity guest and each member of the audience, were lucky recipients of a KC Designs 14K pink gold and diamond heart disc pendant.

Personalized jewelry takes on a new shape with KC Designs' new Harmony Disc Collection. With over 48 initials and symbols available in yellow, white and pink gold, this collection offers a world of stylish possibilities for every generation.

For more information contact KC Designs at 800-552-3790 or visit www.kcdesignsnyc.com.
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Essential resource for both the appraiser and collector completely updated and expanded

NAJA-FebExplore the changing landscape of jewelry appraising with leading expert Gail Brett Levine, G.G.

With over thirty years experience, Gail Brett Levine, G.G., executive director of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA), knows how important it is for appraisers of all levels to have the most current, factual information available. From the established appraiser to the aspiring appraisal professional to the collector fascinated by the style and period of antique jewelry and wanting to learn more, Levine offers up-to-the-minute information that jewelers, gemologists and students of jewelry appraisal can't afford to miss. How can people succeed in the world of jewelry appraising today? How is the jewelry appraising landscape changing and what are the current trends?
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W.R. Cobb launches the Bella Amore Collection

200 ring Collection provides retail jewelers with a bridal store within the store solution

Cobb-ring-Feb(CRANSTON, R.I.) - W.R. Cobb Company announced the launch of the Bella Amore Collection, a 200 ring bridal collection and display system that provides jewelers with a complete solution for their bridal needs. Bella Amore is a collection of exceptionally designed engagement rings and matching wedding bands that allow jewelers to offer a comprehensive bridal program at a fraction of the cost of traditional bridal inventory driven programs.

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New B&W Collection by Jane Wullbrandt offers the hottest color & metal combination

B&W Collection will premiere at the Atlanta Jewelry Show
(ATLANTA) - B&W Collection, the hottest new line by award-winning designer Jane Wullbrandt, speaks to a celebrated classic that's enjoying greater attention as fashion and accessories go wild for black and white tuxedo and graphic looks.

"Always Right... Day or Night... Black & White," the tagline for this new series, precisely defines a look that is incredibly easy to wear anytime, with any outfit, for any occasion. Wullbrandt combines exotic black spinel with creamy white agate in 18-karat yellow gold and, for the first time, sterling silver in her most popular designs including her Signature, ScrollWorks®, Shapes, and Lattice styles.
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GIA’s “Four Cs” brochure now available in 10 languages

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) announced that its "Four Cs of Diamond Quality" brochure is now available in a total of 10 different languages.

GIA is offering the "Four Cs" brochure in the original English version, the Spanish-language edition announced in 2008, plus eight other languages including: Italian, Thai, Korean, Japanese, traditional (or formal) Chinese, simplified Chinese, Hindi and Gujarati.

The full-color "Four Cs" brochure is designed to educate the public about the main elements of diamond quality. All diamonds share certain features that allow people to compare and evaluate them. These features are Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat Weight, better known by their shorthand as the Four Cs. GIA created the Four Cs in the mid-1950s, as well as the International Diamond Grading SystemTM, the grading standard based on the Four Cs which is used by jewelry professionals around the world.

The "Four Cs" brochure features photographs and illustrations that help people understand the language of diamonds so they are better educated when speaking to a jewelry professional. In addition, the pamphlet shows the GIA Color and Clarity scales, the GIA Cut scale for round brilliant diamonds, and photos of several approximate carat sizes for round diamonds.

GIA's choice of timing when it introduced new translations was based on where GIA could best serve the public, and where the Institute's international laboratories and schools are located.

"This is an important initiative to further spread information about the Four Cs of diamond quality to the general public, gem enthusiasts, clients, and the gem and jewelry industry around the globe," said Kathryn Kimmel, vice president and chief marketing officer. "The Institute is dedicated to educating individuals so they can make informed decisions when purchasing a diamond."

Kimmel added, "We want people to know we are committed to helping them learn about diamonds, no matter where they live in the world."

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To order copies of GIA's Four Cs brochure, visit http://retailer.gia.edu. The first 100 brochures in any one language are free; additional brochures may be purchased in quantities of 100 for $12.50 plus shipping, handling, and applicable sales tax.

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