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DCA Receives a Grant from GIA to Provide Scholarships

Scholarships will be provided to DCA Graduates for continued education at GIA

(NEW YORK) - Diamond Council of America (DCA) - a nationally accredited school that offers jewelers the opportunity to earn professional certifications in diamonds, colored gemstones, and fine jewelry sales through distance education - announced that they have received a $25,000 grant from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) to provide scholarships to DCA graduates to enroll in GIA online distance education courses.

This Party Rocks!

Happy birthday to renowned Los Angeles area gemologist-appraiser Charles Carmona. Carmona celebrated his birthday on June 29th in true gemstone-worthy style. Celebrants at his lively bash had plenty to nosh on; not the least of which was a geode cake in a nod to his lifelong passion of mineral collecting. The photo shows Carmona holding his realistic geode delicacy while friend and Caltech professor George Rossman calls out the finer points of crystallography.

Jewelers of America brings jewelers to Capitol Hill

JA industry government affairs efforts highlighted by its annual D.C. fly-in

(NEW YORK) - For the ninth consecutive year, Jewelers of America (JA) members met with key lawmakers to discuss trade and tax concerns during its annual advocacy visit to Washington, D.C., on June 19. As in past years, the delegation was led by the Jewelers of America Political Action Committee (JAPAC). The delegation met with a number of key lawmakers and congressional staff - including Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), who met with the group for dinner.