GIA Accepts Gemewizard

After several months of review by its interdepartmental technical team and recent classroom testing by students, the Gemological Institute of America reports excellent progress with its assessment of the GIA color-reference software created by Gemewizard and Menahem Sevdermish of Israel. GIA began using the software to assist students in its colored-stones courses in January 2005. According to William E. Boyajian, GIA's president, "The software will help our students better understand color in gems and enable them to easily navigate through GIA 'color space,' the color-description reference system used in our colored-stones diploma program." Gemewizard was introduced to the trade by Sevdermish in January 2003 at the International Colored Gemstone Association Congress in Jaipur, India. (See "Stuller Offers Gemewizard Color Software," JCK, April 2003, p. 34.) Collaboration between GI
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