Trade Show

JA New York Summer Show

JA New York Summer Show
Drop by GIA’s Booth to find out what’s new at GIA. See new instrument demos, learn about new lab services, explore handy tools and apps available for retailers, and meet-up with fellow alums.

GIA's booth 3410 is where you'll find the latest information about GIA educational programs, instruments and laboratory services.

Explore ways to pursue a GIA diploma or credential and how you can further your career with GIA programs and courses, offered on campus or via Distance Education. Ask about our 2017 scholarships, which are available for on-campus and distance education students. The application period is now open through October 31.

If you are a retailer, put yourself on the map by signing up for GIA’s Retailer Lookup at the booth. For more GIA point-of-sale materials and free apps, educational videos, and interactive modules, ask at the booth.


Gain expert insights on the Industry’s most relevant topics packed into 20-minute sessions. The following talks will take place at the Booth:

Identification of Synthetic Diamonds
Sunday, July 23, 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Ulrika D’Haenens-Johansson, Senior Research Scientist, will review the status of synthetic diamonds in the jewelry market and their gemological and spectroscopic features. Rapid and automated screening technologies, which have been developed to separate synthetics and treated diamonds from natural ones, will also be discussed and reviewed.

Sunday, July 23 and 24, 2:30 p.m.

GIA is excited to introduce a service that gives consumers a new way to learn their diamond’s history: GIA M2M™. A digital storytelling platform and app, M2M provides a close look into all the chapters of a diamond’s story—from the mine, through the cutting process, and to the market. In this presentation, GIA Vice President of Laboratory Operations Matt Crimmin will share more about M2M and how you may be able to get involved.

The Latest on Synthetic Diamonds 
Monday, July 24, 1:30 p.m.

Understand the current status of gem-quality synthetic diamonds in the market and the methods used at GIA to detect this material. Presented by Dr. James Shigley, Distinguished Research Fellow.


See how GIA can help you with new instruments and services offered by the lab and take in some new product demonstration and videos.

The New GIA iD100™

GIA presents the GIA iD100™, an easy-to-operate, sophisticated desktop instrument that reliably identifies mounted and unmounted natural diamonds, separating them from all simulants and synthetics. This instrument is the first of its kind to be offered to the trade, and is available at a list price of $4,995 USD. This is the latest in a series of gemological instruments and services from GIA that addresses concerns in the gem and jewelry trade about the possibility of undisclosed synthetic or treated diamonds in the supply chain. Stop by the booth to see a demonstration.

Melee Analysis Service

The GIA Melee Analysis Service separates natural, untreated diamonds from simulants and potentially synthetic or treated diamonds, and sorts the screened diamonds by color range. See a video at the booth and find out more.

Telling the Story of a Diamond: GIA M2M™

GIA Vice President of Lab Operations Matt Crimmin will talk about this unique new service allows everyone along the diamond value chain to tell the story of a diamond – from the mine, through the cutting process and to the market. Be sure to hear Crimmin’s presentations during the In-Booth Briefings at the booth, or talk to a GIA representative. The Briefing will be held on Sunday, July 23 and Monday, July 24, 2:30 p.m., Booth 3510.

In addition, ask about diamond grading and colored stone analysis using the convenience of You’ll also discover more about special savings on the GIA DLScope and other GIA instruments.

JA New York is open to qualified attendees active in the jewelry trade.


July 24, 2017, 8  a.m. to 1 p.m. Jacob K. Javits Convention Center – Lower Level 1E Hall

GIA Jewelry Career Fair is the gem and jewelry industry’s preeminent recruiting event, and takes place during the JA New York Summer Show. Meet recruiters from iconic international brands, top design houses and innovative start-ups. Hear from industry VIPs, speak one-on-one with a career coach and much more.

Free to job seekers and open to the public, Career Fair is full of opportunities that can put you on the path to a successful and rewarding career. For more information, visit