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GIA is taking applications for the $2 million in scholarships it's offering for its Gemology and Jewelry Manufacturing Arts programs, courses, and lab classes. Applications for the current scholarship cycle will be accepted through March 31 and are available here. Since 2013, GIA has awarded...

Rob Bates | February 16, 2017
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Diamond Dealers Club (DDC) is moving to the International Gem Tower on West 47th Street in New York City, from its longtime home at 580 Fifth Ave. The move will take place by the summer, said a spokesperson. The new club location will be on the tower's 11th floor, which will include a...

Rob Bates | February 15, 2017
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The latest editions of all six CIBJO Blue Books are now available for download from the CIBJO website. The books detail the international group’s grading and nomenclature standards for diamonds, colored gemstones, pearls, coral, precious metals, and gemological laboratories. The group...

Rob Bates | February 13, 2017
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In December, Katherine Bodoh, currently deputy executive director of the American Gem Society, was chosen to head the group and its diamond lab, replacing Ruth Batson, who announced her retirement in February. Here, Bodoh talks with JCK about her plans for the group. —RB JCK: What are your...

Rob Bates | January 30, 2017
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COMINGS AND GOINGS >> Paul Tacorian (pictured) has become CEO of Tacori, and sister Nadine Tacorian Arzerounian will become the chief operating officer and will guide design. Their father, Haig Tacorian, who founded the company with wife Gilda in...

Rob Bates | January 30, 2017
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Everyone’s favorite unfiltered Englishman Stephen Webster was in fine form on Friday, Jan. 13, as the host with the most of the 15th annual Gem Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. The saucy designer (pictured)—a previous winner and popular presenter—presided over the presentation of...

Melissa Rose Bernardo | January 17, 2017
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This week, the American Gem Society (AGS) announced that current deputy executive director Katherine Bodoh would become head of both the AGS and its diamond lab next year. She replaces longtime head Ruth Batson, who announced her decision to retire in February. Here, Bodoh and Batson (pictured...

Rob Bates | December 9, 2016 | Cutting Remarks

Dione Kenyon, the recently retired president and CEO of Jewelers Board of Trade, was elected chair of the GIA Board of Governors at its November 2016 board meeting, held at its Carlsbad, Calif., headquarters. She succeeds John Green, the president and CEO of Lux Bond & Green Jewelers, who...

Rob Bates | December 5, 2016

AUCTIONS The Magnificent Jewels sale on Nov. 29 at Christie’s Hong Kong will lead with a stunning 10.05 ct. Burmese pigeon’s-blood ruby ring. The ring, designed by Faidee, is called the Ratnaraj Ruby (above); Ratnaraj means “king of precious stones” in ancient Sanskrit. “Only those rubies of...

JCK Magazine | November 23, 2016
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It’s amazing: 2016 is drawing to a close. By the time you read this letter, the election will be over (thank goodness), and the holiday sales season will have begun.  The past couple of months have been busy in my world. October took me both to sunny Southern California for the GIA Career...

Mark Smelzer | November 22, 2016
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