GIA Appoints Katherine Palmer Andrews as Vice President of Global Compliance and Ethics

GIA (Gemological Institute of America) has appointed Katherine Palmer Andrews to the newly-created position of vice president of Ethics and Compliance. Andrews has extensive experience developing enterprise compliance programs and leading global teams, including six years in chief compliance officer roles at General Electric Co. She will work with senior management to ensure the integrity of the Institute’s compliance and ethics programs.

“GIA has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the last two years in recognition of the excellent work that has gone into our compliance program. Katherine’s impressive skills and experience will help us build upon that success, ensuring that GIA continues as a leader in ethics and compliance,” said Susan Jacques, GIA’s president and CEO. More


Antwerp’s rough trade strong in August

August 2014 rough trade in Antwerp outperformed that of August 2013, with increases in both import and export, continuing the positive trading streak of this year. Imports and exports of polished saw some adjustments due to the modest trading in the same month last year.

Rough trading continued in a positive vein this month, further extending the robust figures the sector has been posting since the beginning of the year. Compared to August 2013, imports increased by 16% in volume and 30% in value, equaling 6,75 million carats and $1,1 billion, respectively. Exports also fared very well, with a 31% rise in volume and 36% increase in value, for a total of 4,74 million carats worth $675 million. The divergence between imports of polished diamonds this month as compared to August 2013 was fairly small, More


Kiran Gems bestowed with 6 Sarin Awards

Kiran Gems, the world’s largest manufacturer of diamonds, has been awarded in 6 categories for having the “Highest Number of Machinery” & “Fastest Growing Company” by Sarin Technologies. Kiran Gems conceded 5 awards in a row for the “Highest Number of Machinery” category and 1 special award. His years of experience towards the rough diamond procurement, manufacturing techniques, and skilled craftsmanship has given the company the known shape.

Kiran Gems manufacturers 5.6 million carats of rough annually. Kiran plans and marks every single stone using Sarin machines to get the maximum yield & productivity. The company is a dominant manufacturer from 0.005 carats to 3 carats & above and sells its quality product across the world. Quality control across a such wide range and volume are the highest priority subject for the company. More



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