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GIA offering $2 million in scholarships for 2019

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Applications will be accepted through September 30

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA (Gemological Institute of America) has $2 million in scholarships available for established and aspiring gem and jewelry professionals. Those interested in GIA gemology and jewelry manufacturing arts programs, distance education courses and lab classes can apply for scholarships offered in the application cycle opened on August 1.


Jewelers for Children announces JFC Day

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JFC(NEW YORK) - On September 29, 2018 Jewelers for Children will celebrate the first annual JFC Day. The day will be a way for all supporters of JFC and for potential new ones to celebrate the success of the industry’s support for children in need and raise visibility and funds for the charity. JFC Day is the brain child of Steven Vardi, a JFC board member who helped develop the concept along with JFC’s Marketing Committee. 

MIT study suggests Earth’s interior may hold quadrillion tons of diamonds

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1 earthThere may be more than a quadrillion tons of diamond hidden in the Earth's interior, according to a new study from MIT and other universities. But the new results are unlikely to set off a diamond rush. The scientists estimate the precious minerals are buried more than 100 miles below the surface, far deeper than any drilling expedition has ever reached.

GIA collaborates with Princeton University on Advanced Diamond Research

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GIADiamonds a key component in highly secure quantum communications network

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - Scientists at Princeton University called on GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) expertise in gemological research and the analysis of optical centers to evaluate how to use the unique properties of diamonds to create a highly secure communications network.

JA Legislative Update on Supreme Court decision on Sales Tax Fairness

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judge gavel eIn a landmark decision announced June 21, the United States Supreme Court took a major step toward sales tax fairness when it voted to overturn a 1992 judgement (Quill Corp v. North Dakota) that was creating an uneven playing field on sales taxation for traditional and online sellers by prohibiting states from collecting sales taxes from sellers that do not have a physical presence in-state, i.e. e-commerce businesses.

Clienteling tips from GN Diamond

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GN Diamond believes in continuing education and training for our retail partners and their staff. We’d like to discuss clienteling and how important it is for retailers to make the buying experience for their clients as easy as possible. Building a rapport with a customer is not only vital to the initial sale, but to the many future sales that may result and the potential for an increase in referrals.  As high as 70% of your clients come from referrals. The closing percentage on this referral business may be as high as 60%. 

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