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The Return of Milan Jewelry Week and More Service News for September

Event is happening on Oct. 20-23.





Rock On, Milan

Milan Jewelry Week returns for the second time on Oct. 20-23. More than 500 exhibitors from 40 different countries will converge on the city with 8,000-plus jewels on display. A calendar full of events is also planned at Milan’s high jewelry ateliers, goldsmith workshops, academies, art galleries and design showrooms.

Prizewinning Pearls

The Cultured Pearl Association of America has kicked off its Pearl Design Competition. The contest is accepting submissions through Oct. 7. U.S. finalists will be announced on Oct. 17, and select pieces will then be displayed and offered for sale at the prestigious Aaron Faber Gallery in NYC.

Learn More for Less

The Women’s Jewelry Association is offering members a 10 percent discount on one-on-one online jewelry design classes with Rémy Rotenier. Trained in the classical European manner at École du Louvre in Paris, Rotenier is a prolific and in-demand designer known for his teaching prowess.


Alumni Opportunities

The GIA Alumni Collective is a network that connects graduates of GIA’s diploma and certificate programs around the world. Its new website not only offers a bridge for alumni to connect with and support each other, it also provides discounted continuing education opportunities.

Incredible Interface

Virtual Diamond Boutique (VDB) has announced a partnership with the Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT). VDB is the first to launch JBT’s Application Program Interface, which adds transparency to the digital marketplace by making credit information instantly available to both buyers and sellers.

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