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Community News: Gemist Licenses It’s Proven Technology Solutions to the Jewelry Industry

Brands and retailers can now partner with Gemist to utilize their cutting-edge visualization technology for online and in-store growth Gemist is now licensing its data-backed and proven technology to the jewelry industry. With this new B2B model, Gemist is partnering with brands and retailers to enable interactive omnichannel user experiences that bridge the gap between online and in-store sales channels, while targeting today’s modern demographic and ultimately creating higher engagement, consumer loyalty, and conversion rates. Originally conceived in 2020, Gemist emerged as a direct-to-consumer customizable jewelry platform spurred by serial founder and CEO Madeline Fraser’s firsthand frustrations in crafting her

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Community News: AGS Members Listed as 2024 JA “20 Under 40” Honorees

Jewelers of America’s annual “20 under 40 in Jewelry Retail” list for 2024 included five AGS members recognized as up-and-coming leaders and innovators in the jewelry industry. Jesse Dikes, Weston Jewelers Paula Gracia, Ben Bridge Jeweler Sara Reisz Sargent, Summerwind Jewelers & Goldsmiths Amelia Tuttle, Day’s Jewelers Troy Underwood, CGA, Underwoods Fine Jewelers To read the article, click here.

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Community News: AGS Member Companies to Attend The Jewelry Symposium

May 18–21, 2024, in Detroit where GIA will speak on Jewelry Forensics Several AGS members are planning to attend The Jewelry Symposium (TJS), the jewelry industry’s annual international event dedicated specifically to the advancement of jewelry manufacturing technology. Linus Drogs of AGS Member company Au Enterprises and Ann Cahoon of AGS Member company Long’s Jewelers both serve on the board and plan to attend, and Al Gilbertson of AGS partner GIA will give a talk during the symposium dedicated to the topic of Jewelry Forensics. TJS will be held in Detroit, Michigan, from May 18 to May 21, 2024, at

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Community News: GIA Introduces Printed AGS Ideal Reports

A limited-time discount is available on this report GIA (Gemological Institute of America), the world’s foremost authority in gemology, is now offering printed AGS Ideal® Reports. This report complements a GIA diamond grading report to capture a diamond’s beauty holistically. The AGS Ideal Report measures light performance, including brightness, fire, and contrast, from center to edge. From April 15 to May 15, 2024, GIA is offering the printed version of the AGS Ideal Report for just $2.50, a 50% discount. This limited-time promotion is available globally. The AGS Ideal Report is available with the following GIA reports: Diamond Grading Report,

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Community News: AGS and GIA Announce Joint Event for September 2025

‘Converge’ brings together AGS Conclave and GIA Symposium Two leading gem and jewelry industry events will come together in September 2025, offering insight into cutting-edge gemological research, education, training, and opportunities for gem and jewelry professionals to network on a global level. Converge, to be held September 7–10, 2025, will unite Conclave, the American Gem Society’s (AGS) premier annual educational and networking event, and Symposium, GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) industry-leading research and education gathering held every five to seven years, into one powerful event. “Combining GIA’s strengths as a leader in education, science and pioneering research with AGS’s focus

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Community News: GIA Publishes New Book About Hollywood Jeweler William Ruser

First book about the jeweler to the stars in Hollywood’s Golden Age The story of the life and stellar jewelry career of William Ruser is brought to life in a newly published book, William Ruser: The Jeweler Who Charmed Hollywood, written by GIA Research Librarian Judy Colbert and Co-Author Peggy Tsiamis. Ruser is remembered for his whimsical figural jewelry with freshwater pearls. Many of his finer pieces come up for sale regularly and command high prices. “Ruser had a very specific look in his unique and special designs. Like all great designers, there are certain elements within his pieces that

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Community News: GIA’s 7th Annual Jewelry Design Competition Celebrates Emerging Talent

Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation Award for Excellence in Jewelry Design Recognizing the outstanding talent of GIA (Gemological Institute of America) jewelry design students from around the world globally, the Institute recently awarded the seventh Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation Award for Excellence in Jewelry Design. The award, created with the Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation in 2018, was presented during the annual GIA Alumni Collective celebration in Tucson, AZ, to Suhan Wang, a graduate of the GIA school in Taipei. “On behalf of the Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation and Rosa Maria Buccellati, we want to congratulate Ms. Suhan Wang, this year’s award winner, plus all the

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Community News: IDEX Online Announces a Major Platform Upgrade, Plus an Industry-First Business Financing Option

IDEX Online, a global leader in the B2B diamond industry, is proud to unveil a significant upgrade to its diamond trading platform, with improved functionality and a more intuitive user experience. The upgraded platform design will allow customers to trade diamonds in a more timely and efficient way. Integrated add-ons will also be rolled out to the market in the coming months following this platform upgrade. IDEX platform offers access to over 75% of the global polished diamond market, with the benefits of a reliable database of market data, secure transactions, end-to-end logistics, and exceptional service. It now includes a

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Community News: GIA Creates High School Scholarship Program

The Institute offers more than $2 million in merit-based, needs-based and Veteran’s scholarships in 2024 GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) Spring scholarship application cycle is open March 1–31, 2024. GIA is allocating up to $2 million in scholarships to support student tuition in 2024. Among the new initiatives introduced in this scholarship cycle is the GIA Aspire Scholarship. “Receiving a scholarship let me take more risks after graduating. Since I didn’t have a mountain of student debt, I was free to explore all sorts of interesting opportunities,” said Chris James T. Boehner, GIA Graduate Gemologist (GG) and 2020 scholarship recipient.

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Community News: Uneek Celebrates 28 Years

Join us in congratulating Uneek Jewelry Inc. as they celebrate 28 wonderful years in the industry. President and CEO Benjamin Javaheri shares a special message below. Every anniversary gives pause and reflection. As we mark the 28-year milestone of our arrival on the jewelry manufacturing scene—we know our success today is the result of several dynamic components: Sharing, caring, diligence and the pursuit of excellence in all we do. We recognize the unwavering support of all that support the Uneek Brand. From our Master Metalsmiths that breathe life into our jewels, Devoted Personnel that keep everything on track, our Suppliers

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