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Berkley Asset Protection pays 29% dividend for Work Comp Plan

Berkley website(NEW YORK) - Berkley Asset Protection (a Berkley Company) announced that it will pay a 29% dividend to eligible policyholders in its Workers Compensation Safety Group & Dividend Plan, which was created specifically for jewelry businesses in the United States. The dividend is a percentage of policyholders’ 2017 earned premium. 

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RapNet to vote on synthetics

(LAS VEGAS) - RapNet, the world’s largest diamond trading network with daily listings of over $7.4 billion, will be voting on whether it should provide diamond listing and pricing services for synthetic diamonds. Voting will be limited to registered RapNet members who login to RapNet.Com and will take place from Sunday May 26 through Friday May 31, 2019.

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Artist Reena Ahluwalia donates ‘Hope’

Painting to be auctioned at Jewelers for Children Facets of Hope event

(NEW YORK) - Continuing her commitment to Jewelers for Children (JFC), artist Reena Ahluwalia is donating an original diamond painting to JFC to raise funds. The 20-inch painting, ‘Hope’, features a highly nuanced, hyper-realistic round brilliant diamond. It took Reena 200-hours to complete. The painting will be auctioned at the JFC’s Facets of Hope event on June 2, at The Venetian in Las Vegas, NV.

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Diamond research gives clues to the formation of the continents

GIA scientist Dr. Karen Smit lead author of Science magazine article

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - Diamonds, long prized for their beauty and rarity, continue to reveal clues about the early history of our planet. To better understand how the most ancient continents came to be, researchers examined tiny mineral remnants trapped in diamonds during the formation of the earth. The results were published in Science magazine, in the article “Sulfur Isotopes in Diamonds Reveal Differences in Continent Construction” by GIA (Gemological Institute of America) research scientist Karen Smit; Steven B. Shirey and the late Erik H. Hauri of the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism of the Carnegie Institution for Science; and Richard A. Stern, a research scientist at the University of Alberta.

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