Sin City Switcheroo
The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) and U.S. Antique Shows have announced that their Las Vegas market week events, the AGTA GemFair Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry and Watch Show, will be co-located at the Las Vegas Convention Center beginning in June of 2019.
Even More International
Gemological Science International (GSI) has announced the expansion of its synthetic testing services for finished diamond jewelry (as small as melee) to Hong Kong, India, New York, and Dubai.
Abbott Jewelry Systems, creator of The Edge retail jewelry management system, has now added jewelry care protection plans to their software for Independent retail jewelers. The available plans are offered through JM Care Plan, a member of the Jewelers Mutual Group, and IJB/Wexler/Montage Group.
Russian diamond company ALROSA has been granted certification as a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC). The certification follows the successful completion of an audit based on the RJC’s Code of Practices, which addresses ethical, human rights, social, and environmental standards.
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) has developed a new diamond evaluation card. The innovative IGI Diamond ID Report stores the evaluation and diamond together in a secure credit card-size casing featuring a scannable Datamatrix and security features.
This article originally appeared in the February 2018 edition of INSTORE.
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