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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.

Mother’s Day expected to deliver record consumer spending

$5.2 billion projected in jewelry sales

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Mother’s Day spending is expected to total a record $25 billion this year, up from $23.1 billion in 2018, according to the annual survey by the National Retail Federation (NRF). A total 84 percent of U.S. adults are expected to celebrate in honor of their mothers and other women in their lives.

WJA releases results of Gender Equality Survey

Focuses on workplace issues where gender could be a factor

The Women’s Jewelry Association’s Gender Equality Project released the results of its first survey, which asked members of the gem, jewelry and watch industries to comment on workplace practices where gender could be a factor.