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GIA Takes the Stage at JCK Las Vegas

All the cards are on the table for GIA’s lineup at the 2017 JCK Show at booth L99 in the Level 1. A new service that tells the digital story of a diamond;

· Information about a new easy-to-operate instrument to identify mounted and loose natural diamonds

· Colored stone services available at the GIA Show Service Laboratory

· Striking displays of synthetic diamonds and a miniature symphony of gems

· Free in-booth briefings on must-know industry topics.

Sunday June 4 - 1pm & 4pm GIA’s M2M service. Tradewinds E/F Matt Crimmin

Tuesday June 6 – 8:30am, 11:15, & 2:30pm. Tradewinds F

Tuesday June 6 – 10am, 1pm, 4pm – Tom Moses & dr. Evan Smith – Synthetic Diamond R. New detection device.esearch

Representatives at GIA’s booth will be available to discuss education offerings and laboratory services for companies and professionals in the gem and jewelry industry; share information about GIA’s Retailer Support Program’s educational materials, web apps and point of sale aids; and help attendees register for GIA’s Retailer Lookup, an online listing that allows customers worldwide to find local stores that sell GIA-graded diamonds or have GIA-trained staff.

Gem Testing Device

Later this year GIA will introduce for sale an easy-to-operate, sophisticated desktop instrument to reliably identify mounted and loose natural diamonds, separating them from all simulants and from diamonds that may be synthetic or treated. Show attendees can learn more and see a prototype at GIA’s booth L99 during show hours on Monday, June 5; Wednesday, June 7 and Thursday, June 8.

UV LED Lamp and Viewing Cabinet

The GIA LED UV Lamp and Viewing Cabinet provides a new level of consistency in ultraviolet illumination and fluorescence observations. The new instrument combines a stable, narrow band UV LED (365 nm); a compact viewing enclosure; and calibrated references for the intensity of blue fluorescence in diamond. The portable desktop viewing cabinet provides a consistent environment for observations; the lamp and reference block can also be removed for handheld use.

DLScope with Overhead Lamp

GIA is offering its DLScope with Overhead Lamp at a special price June 5-8 for show attendees. Used by grading professionals, researchers and discerning retailers, this package will be available for a special show price of $2,995. (Regular price: $4,690)

GIA Show Service Laboratory

Show attendees will have convenient access to colored stone identification and origin identification services through the GIA Show Service Laboratory. Located in Palm G (Level 3 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino), the Show Service Laboratory will be open Sunday through Wednesday, June 4-7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (pick up only). Temporary reports will be printed on site, with permanent reports sent after the show.

Education Seminars

GIA will offer two educational seminars at Tradewinds E/F on the Pool Level of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Tuition for each is $225. Previous gemological training and/or experience is recommended and pre-registration is required. To register, call +1 760-603-4001 or email

Colored Gemstone Inclusions
Monday, June 5, 9 to 11 a.m.

Inclusions are an unending source of fascination for gem professionals. In this seminar, you’ll use our lab equipment to explore the interiors of specially-chosen rubies, sapphires, emeralds and other colored gemstones and gain insight into what a gem’s internal characteristics can tell you about how and where it formed, and whether it’s treated..

Identifying Synthetic Diamonds
Monday, June 5, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The possibility of undisclosed synthetic diamonds being inadvertently sold to consumers is a matter of great concern in the gem and jewelry industry. Through a dynamic presentation and a hands-on lab, both led by GIA instructors and staff, this seminar will present information on HPHT and CVD-grown synthetic diamonds and how to separate them from natural diamond.

GIA In-Booth Briefings
For the sixth year, GIA will host a series of free 20-minute in-booth briefings where Institute experts share insights on some of the industry’s most relevant topics, including the latest on synthetic diamonds and groundbreaking research published in Science magazine. Plan ahead by viewing the full schedule online or stop by booth L99 during the show to speak with a representative. Presentations will cover:

The Latest on Synthetic Diamonds

Free Tools to Shake Up Your Marketing Game

Auction Action: The Most Expensive Gem Ever Sold, and More

The Unexpected Origins of Big Diamonds

Colombian Emerald Industry: Winds of Change

Striking Museum Displays
Visitors to GIA’s booth L99 will have the opportunity to view two exquisite displays from the Institute’s museum collection.

A Symphony in Gemstones
Show attendees will be amazed by the detail of the gem carvings on display at GIA’s booth. The miniature musical instruments are adorned with 14K gold and carved from a variety of gemstones including tourmaline, turquoise, lapis lazuli and black onyx. The pieces were commissioned by the late Art Sexauer and made by master carvers Lothar Herrmann and David Hudson of Idar-Oberstein.

Synthetic Diamonds
Synthetic diamonds are a topic of great interest and have become more accessible in the jewelry industry. GIA’s booth will display a variety of samples – including large colorless and colored rough HPHT, large colorless and colored faceted HPHT, rough CVD, faceted CVD, rough HPHT melee and faceted HPHT melee diamonds – side-by-side with natural diamonds.

“JCK Rocks the Bowl” with GIA Alumni

Wednesday, June 7, 8 to 11 p.m.

Brooklyn Bowl, 3545 Las Vegas Boulevard South

The GIA Alumni Association is hosting a private area at JCK’s new post-show party experience at Brooklyn Bowl. Event attendees are encouraged to stop by to network with GIA alumni and industry members. GIA will be listed on the onsite event map or attendees can stop by the booth for more details on the location. Tickets are required for entry and will be available for pick up at info counters throughout the show.

Symphony in Gemstones will be on view at GIA's booth L99 during the 2017 JCK show in Las Vegas. Tourmaline violin. Gift of Art Sexauer. Photo by Robert Weldon © GIA

GIA’s booth L99 will display a variety of synthetic diamonds side-by-side with natural diamonds. Photo by Amanda Luke © GIA

For press inquiries, please contact Stephen Morisseau at or +1 760-603-4411.
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