GIA CEO Susan Jacques Honored by Jewelers Vigilance Committee
Jan 16, 2020
CARLSBAD, Calif. – Jan. 16, 2020 – The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) recognized GIA President and CEO Susan M. Jacques with the Stanley Schechter Award at the organization’s annual meeting and luncheon in New York City on Jan. 10, 2020.
CARLSBAD, Calif. – Nov. 5, 2019 – Aspiring gem and jewelry professionals interested in studying diamonds, colored stones, pearls, jewelry design or other specialties in the gem and jewelry industry can now view GIA’s global 2020 class schedules.
GIA Commits $1.3 Million to Artisanal Mining Education Project
Oct 16, 2019
CARLSBAD, Calif. – Oct. 16, 2019 – Building on a successful pilot and feedback from small-scale colored gemstone miners in Tanzania, GIA will expand distribution of its innovative gem guide for artisanal miners to other communities and countries in Africa.
New Mineral Named for Famed Gemologist John Koivula
Sep 17, 2019
CARLSBAD, Calif. – Sept. 17, 2019 – GIA researchers, in collaboration with scientists from the California Institute of Technology, recently confirmed a new mineral species, johnkoivulaite, named in honor of the renowned microscopist and GIA researcher John Koivula.
GIA Upgrades iD100 Gem Testing Device to Screen Pink Diamonds
Sep 5, 2019
CARLSBAD, Calif. – Sept. 5, 2019 – GIA released a software upgrade on Sept. 4 for the industry-leading GIA iD100® gem testing device, giving the instrument the ability to distinguish natural pink diamonds from laboratory-grown (HPHT and CVD) diamonds and diamond simulants.
Celebrate Colored Stones with GIA’s Retailer Support Program
Apr 8, 2019
CARLSBAD, Calif. – April 8, 2019 – Retailers participating in GIA’s Retailer Support Program can now use an enhanced collection of colored stone materials to tell the story of these beautiful gemstones to their customers.