GIA Elects New Governors

The Gemological Institute of America has elected Dione D. Kenyon and Frederick N. Levinger to its board of governors. Kenyon is president and chief executive officer of Jewelers Board of Trade, and Levinger is CEO at Nobadeer Enterprises/Speidel.

JA Appoints Public Affairs Manager

Susan Thea Posnock, former senior editor for National Jeweler magazine, has joined Jewelers of America in the newly created position of public affairs manager. She brings to JA more than 15 years in the journalism and public relations fields, including work as a senior editor with Folio magazine, and conference producer at the Institute for International Research.

Amazon: Diamond Sales Rising

Online retailer Amazon said Tuesday its third-quarter diamond sales rose more than 75 percent year over year. Its best-selling diamond products included the white gold Journey Curve 0.50 ct. pendant and the yellow gold Journey Curve 2.00 ct. pendant. Gemstones were very popular in the third quarter, Amazon said.