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GIA’s Career Fair Presents Jewelry Job Opportunities and Coaching from Industry Veterans

By Erika Winters Image courtesy of GIA. On October 10, 2014, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will host its annual Jewelry Career Fair & Open House in Carlsbad, California. The recruiting event--which is free for jewelry job seekers--will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at...

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Listen: NPR Explores Why Some Jewelry Stores Hide Price Tags

By Erika Winters We've all heard this before: If you have to ask, you can't afford it. But with jewelry, the answer to "How much?" isn't as cut-and-dried as shoppers imagine. And some jewelers would rather explain the value--the craftsmanship, the quality, and materials--of a piece to custome...

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Poll: Do You Think EGL Diamond Grading Reports Should Be Banned?

By Erika Winters Yesterday we published a news roundup outlining the recent bans of European Gemological Laboratory diamond grading reports from two major trading networks, RapNet and Polygon. RapNet has banned grading reports from all EGL branches, and Polygon has banned reports from EGL Int...

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EGL Laboratory Grading Report Bans: News Roundup

By Erika Winters Over the last two weeks, two diamond trading networks have banned grading reports from the European Gemological Laboratories (EGL). The RapNet Diamond Trading Network will no longer list grading reports from any EGL branch effective October 1st. And as of September 17th, the ...

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Poll: Would You Buy an Apple Watch?

By Erika Winters The Internet has exploded in conversation about Apple's latest unveilings--the iPhone 6 (and 6 Plus) and the Apple Watch--formerly conjectured to be called the iWatch. And naturally, there's been a lot of criticism about the device from both design and use perspectives. Design: There ...

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First Collection of Argyle Diamonds Donated to the Smithsonian Institution

By Erika Winters Rio Tinto has donated 500 carats of Argyle rough diamonds to the Smithsonian Institution. Image courtesy of Rio Tinto. Rio Tinto has donated 500 carats of rough diamonds from its Argyle mine to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The donation, which will be exhibited a...

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The Clifton Flat Engagement Ring Box is Pretty Awesome

By Erika Winters The Clifton Flat Engagement Ring Case looks pretty awesome. Image: Andrew Zo Engagement ring boxes are getting more advanced--some even have cameras built into them to capture the proposal. But it's the simplest designs that are the most impactful, and Andrew Zo's slim engagement ring...

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Women’s Jewelry Association Presents Jewelry Night Out on September 18

By Erika Winters "Jewelry Night Out was designed as a special evening for current and prospective members to join together in doing what WJA does best -- celebrate, unite, and network," said Andrea Hansen, WJA president. The Women's Jewelry Association is presenting its second annual Jewelry Night O...

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