Platinum Demand For Jewelry Falls In 2004 Purchases of platinum for jewelry manufacturing are forecast to fall by 10 percent in 2004 to 2.20 million ounces, the lowest level of demand for seven years, according to a report from Johnson Matthey. The London-based company says demand for jewelry manufacturing in the United States will weaken because of greater competition from white gold. In North America, demand is forecast to fall by 5 percent to 295,000 ounces. Ogden Named Gem-A's Chief Executive Gemologist and jewelry historian Jack Ogden has been named chief executive of Gem-A, the Gemmological Association and Gem Testing Laboratory of Great Britain. He replaces Terry Davidson, who retired. Ogden is responsible for all Gem-A operations and oversees the ongoing development of the Gem Testing Laboratory of Great Britain. JA Names New Vice President Jewelers of America has nam

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