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Jewelers Direct hosting Bling for Blindness benefit auction

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DirectJewelers Direct, a cooperative group of 100 US-based retail jewelers, is partnering with the Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) and SEE International to auction off more than $10,000 in jewelry, including Tiffany & Co. estate merchandise as well as unique diamond pieces. 100% of the dollars raised will go directly towards surgical procedures for the blind.

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.

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