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Researchers discover the unique origin of blue diamonds

Boron from ancient ocean floor creates color in rare ‘superdeep’ diamonds

(NEW YORK) - Blue diamonds, among the rarest of all colored diamonds, form at extreme depths – approximately four times deeper than most diamonds – and may get their color from a surprising source: the element boron, contained in the floors of ancient oceans carried deep into the Earth’s mantle by the movement of tectonic plates, according to new research featured on the cover of Nature, a distinguished international scientific journal.


Latest MVI research focuses on Millennial Self Purchasing Females

Indicates a luxury growth demographic of opportunity

(AUSTIN, Tex.) - MVI Marketing LLC (MVI) recently completed another in a series of quantitative research studies with Millennial Self Purchasing Females (SPFs) to better understand the opportunity with this unique growth demographic for luxury goods. This study focused on 3 core product segments: Jewelry, Shoes and Hotels.

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.

S.C. Lowcountry jeweler Keenan Harn brings new energy to Carolina Jewelers Alliance

HarnExecutive Director of the Carolina Jewelers Alliance Keenan Harn and husband, Jason Harn. The couple are the owners of Loy Harn Jewelers.Keenan Harn, Executive Director of the Carolina Jewelers Alliance (CJA), is serious about drawing retailers to the Aug. 25 convention at The Ballantyne in Charlotte, scheduling the event back-to-back with the Southeastern Jewelers Organization (SJO) show and offering some pretty amazing incentives.

Jewelers for Children announces JFC Day

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

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.

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