Launches GFTicker+, an Internet portal for the jewelry industry that allows diamond and gem dealers to post inventories, has launched a new version of the GFTicker. GFTicker+, which can be downloaded free of charge from, is an online tool that sits as an icon on a computer’s desktop.

Once online, the ticker becomes live. Features include daily industry headline news, diamond specials from participating diamond dealers, a real-time wholesale diamond appraisal guide with printing capabilities, contact management that stores contact information of existing and prospective clients, and an interactive directory of industry businesses such as diamond dealers, gem dealers, manufacturers, designers, and services.

GFTicker+ includes a forum and marketplace where jewelers and suppliers can buy and sell goods, as well as a list of shows.