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New GIA Alumni Collective Builds Connections for Life

CARLSBAD, Calif. – April 25, 2022 – GIA Alumni Collective™ is a network where graduates of GIA’s diploma and certificate programs around the world can share valuable insights and inspiration.

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GIA Expands Gem Origin Services with GIA Source Verify™

CARLSBAD, Calif. – April 18, 2022 – GIA is expanding its gem origin services to provide retailers and consumers with the diamond source information they demand.

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The winning design for the 2021 Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation Award for Excellence in Jewelry Design was rendered by Meghan Simmons, a graduate of the GIA Jewelry Design Course in Carlsbad, California. The sketch features gold, diamonds and blue sapphire.

GIA Highlights Emerging Design Talent in 5th Annual Competition

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Monday, Feb. 14 – The fifth annual Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation Award for Excellence in Jewelry Design was presented on Feb. 4 to GIA graduate Meghan Simmons from the GIA Carlsbad campus.

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The new record size for CVD laboratory-grown diamond—16.41 ct, with G color and VVS2 clarity—has been achieved by Shanghai Zhengshi Technology Co. Ltd. This is an as-grown diamond; no post-growth treatment was applied for color improvement, either before or after faceting. Photo by Towfiq Ahmed.

GIA Examines World-Record Laboratory-Grown Diamond

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Feb. 1, 2022 – Scientists at GIA (the Gemological Institute of America) recently examined the largest known laboratory-grown diamond produced by the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method.

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Anna Martin Named GIA Senior Vice President for Institute and Industry Relations

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Jan. 6, 2022 – GIA has named well-known and universally respected industry leader Anna Martin to a new position as senior vice president for Institute and industry relations.

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