Last updateWed, 11 Sep 2019 2pm

What's New

GIA adds Country of Origin Reports for colored diamonds

GIA(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA (Gemological Institute of America) added natural colored diamonds to the GIA Diamond Origin Report Service on May 24. The innovative service, announced on March 28, scientifically matches faceted D-to-Z and now natural colored diamonds to their original rough to confirm the gem’s country of origin.

JHJ Magazine expands Subscriber Benefits Program

Announces healthcare pilot program study 

Jewelers Helping Jewelers (JHJ) Magazine, a subscriber-based publication that serves the 16,000 plus member JHJ community, announced the launch of its subscriber community benefits program. Created to address the wide-ranging needs of the JHJ Magazine membership base, the subscriber community benefits program is designed to serve all jewelry industry members.

GIA iD100 achieves strong results in independent test

Accurate, consistent and affordable gem testing

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - The GIA iD100™ gem testing instrument was highly rated in a second round of testing by third-party testing laboratory UL as part of the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) Assure Program, an effort to systematically evaluate devices for separating natural diamonds, laboratory-grown diamonds and diamond simulants.

JA partners with MJM Global Brokerage Group for health care benefit

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) has announced a partnership with MJM Global, a provider of reliable insurance for all types of commercial and personal risk to the jewelry industry, to offer access to health care options for its Retail and Supplier Member companies. Through this partnership, JA Members now have access to a simplified enrollment process and affordable health care plans for as few as two individuals.

RapNet offers jewelry trading platform to the industry

(LAS VEGAS) - RapNet, the world’s largest marketplace for diamonds and jewelry, is releasing its new jewelry trading platform to the industry. Following extremely positive reactions when RapNet introduced its new jewelry marketplace to members in January this year, the platform is now making jewelry trading available to the wider industry.