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New mineral named in honor of gemology pioneer

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GIA scientist discovers ‘Crowningshieldite’

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - Researchers at GIA (Gemological Institute of America), in collaboration with researchers at the University of Padova, recently discovered crowningshieldite, a new mineral named in honor of G. Robert Crowningshield, a pioneering figure in gemological research for more than 50 years at GIA.

JA announces Consumer Marketing Initiative

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JAIndustry Pioneer Program developed, consumer campaign to launch in 2019

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) has announced the association will be coordinating the launch of a consumer marketing program in 2019. The campaign will be an industry-wide collaboration to increase consumer desire for jewelry and drive jewelry sales by promoting the unique and emotional aspects of jewelry ownership versus other disposable income purchases.

Jewelers for Children announces 2018 Local Grants contest

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JFC logoJewelers for Children has announced the 2018 edition of their Local Grants contest. JFC has set aside $50,000 to be used for 10 - $5,000 grants to local organizations. Independent jewelers will have an opportunity to nominate a local organization to receive one of these grants.  Once a final list of nominated charities is compiled, the retailer will be responsible for motivating their constituents to vote for their charity through a Facebook based campaign on JFC’s page.

Four arrested in diamond ordering/shipping scam

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JSA Crime Alert and prevention recommendations

The Jewelers’ Security Alliance has reported four suspects were arrested in September by the Knox County (Tenn.) Sheriff’s Office in connection with a fraud committed against a diamond firm. The case began when a local retail jeweler spoke to an off-duty officer who worked in his store, and told him about a call he had received from a diamond firm.

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