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IGI launches Diamond Typing service

The International Gemological Institute (IGI) has announced the addition of a new identification offering to its wide array of existing gemological services. IGI Diamond Typing, available via the New York Laboratory, was created in response to client demand and overall industry need. A diamond’s type is integral in determining the stone’s color and can distinguish likely candidates for HPHT color treatment process and/or artificial irradiation.

Diamonds fall into four major types, Ia, Ib, IIa and IIb, based on the concentration levels of nitrogen and/or boron in a given stone, as well as the state of aggregation of present nitrogen within its crystal lattice.

If a diamond is determined fit for color treatment, knowing the type aids in establishing the proper treatment conditions (temperature, pressure, irradiation, etc.) and assists in forecasting the color of the diamond after treatment.

“Diamond typing is a crucial first step in the color treatment of diamonds and this new service can assist both our clients and the industry as a whole,” stated IGI President and CEO Jerry Ehrenwald, GG, ASA.

In addition, diamond typing plays an important role in distinguishing true “Canary” diamonds (type Ib) and true Golconda diamonds (type IIa).

Customers can submit up to 10 diamonds, regardless of individual weight, to IGI’s New York laboratory (located at 589 Fifth Avenue) for typing, which costs $150.00. If less than 10 stones are submitted, the fee remains the same. The client will receive a document that attests to the type of each submitted diamond, in addition to its weight and measurements. Turnaround time for this service is 48 hours.

For more information contact IGI at www.igiworldwide.com.

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Marathon releases new Cuff & Bangle Bracelet catalog

This newest catalog by Marathon features their complete line of cuffs and guard and hinge bracelets. These beautifully handcrafted bracelets are available in sterling silver and gold filled.

With the high price of gold, these bracelets are in high demand for their excellent price points and premium finish. All styles are available for immediate delivery and come boxed and with a lifetime guarantee. There are no minimums on re-orders.

Marathon has been manufacturing fine jewelry for over 100 years in Attleboro, Massachusetts and is committed to serving the independent jeweler with prompt delivery and an excellent quality product. “We are a family business ourselves and understand the needs of the independent jeweler. We listen to our customers and provide the customer service, quality product and delivery we know they need and deserve,” said Audrey Robbins director of sales.

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DNR Diamonds adding large diamond jewelry pieces

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DNR Diamonds, a Scottsdale, AZ based wholesaler specializing in large loose diamonds, 1 carat and up, has announced they have started to manufacture large pieces of jewelry.

Pictured is one of DNR’s most popular new items - a necklace that has been selling very well since its introduction. All of the new jewelry pieces consist of stones that are 1 carat or larger diamonds. The pictured necklace weighs 70.60 carats and has 63 stones ranging from 1 to 1.5 carats, all round.

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New Start-to-Finish product keeps link bracelets in place

Start-to-Finish LLC, manufacturer of affordable diamond link bracelets, has announced a new product, the Bracelet Weight, developed based on a customer request to have her link bracelet kept in place on her wrist. Bracelet owners with several links - regardless of the manufacturer - experience rotation whereby the snake chain and clasp are more often on the top of the wrist than the links. The retail jeweler who made the initial request could not find an advertised product to meet the need. Start-to-Finish set out to provide an affordable way to ensure the customer enjoys only the beautiful part of the link bracelet, whether made by Start-to-Finish or its competitors.

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Latest Display & Packaging catalog available from Rio Grande

Rio Grande is proud to announce the release of its latest Display & Packaging catalog. The comprehensive and colorful catalog features nearly 300 pages of display and packaging items.

Packed with full-color photographs, complete product descriptions and pricing, the catalog offers an array of environmentally friendly products, including a line of metal displays that are manufactured using environmentally neutral processes. Also, for the first time, all colors of poly-filled boxes are combinable for the best possible price, and many displays have been re-packaged to reduce costs, a savings that is passed on to Rio Grande's customers.

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Marathon introduces sterling silver charm and tag bracelets

Marathon Company, a fine jewelry manufacturer in Attleboro, Massachusetts, is introducing their newest line of sterling silver charm necklaces and bracelets. These elegant and premium weight, classic charm and tag designs are beautifully finished with a rhodium plating to eliminate tarnishing.

All items are introduced for immediate delivery for this Fall and come boxed and with a lifetime guarantee. There are no minimums on re-orders. Contact Marathon at 800-451-1515 for more information or a copy of the catalog.

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Bernard Reller adds Holiday Beads to Charm Bead Collection

Holiday Beads are the latest addition to Bernard Reller's Charm Bead Collection and are compatible with all popular bead bracelets. The new designs celebrate the season with traditional symbols from various faiths.

After a local Gainesville Jewelers asked Bernard to design a collection of University of Florida Gator beads he quickly saw a niche in the market for destination beads celebrating tourists' memories of seaside resorts and islands of the Caribbean.

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