GIA GRADUATES RECOGNIZED IN DESIGN CONTEST Two 1996 graduates of the Gemological Institute of America’s Graduate Jeweler program received certificates of high achievement in the Jewellery Network Society’s International Jewellery Design Contest. Roxanna Javid of Iran submitted a computer-aided brooch design and finished piece called the “The Sublime Lotus,” made with an amethyst surrounded by diamond baguettes and set in gold. Catherine Hsaio of Taiwan entered a design and finished piece titled “Soul Touching the Ground...,” a pendant centered on a cat’s-eye moonstone surrounded by garnet, citrine, tourmaline and amethyst in a gold setting. Javid and Hsaio designed their pieces according to the contest’s theme “Spiritually Healing Jewelry for the 21st Century.” Their designs were honored at a ceremony in Tokyo, Japan. GIA ANNOUNCES SCHUETZ WINNERS The Gemolo

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