Press Releases

Keep up-to-date with everything happening in the Association with Gem-A press releases. Whether you're a member of the public, an interested member, student or associate, or you're seeking articles for a publication or news source, our Press Release section is regularly updated with all our news stories, as they're released.

PRESS RELEASES 2017

PRESS RELEASES 2016
Gemfields confirmed as sponsors of the 2...
Gemfields confirmed as sponsors of the 2...

Gem-A (The Gemmological Association of Great Britain) has announced that leading supplier of responsibly sourced coloured gemstones, Gemfields, has signed up as Silver Sponsor of the Gem-A Conference and as...

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Jewelry Television (JTV) confirmed as Pl...
Jewelry Television (JTV) confirmed as Pl...

Gem-A are pleased to announce that Jewelry Television (JTV) have signed up as Platinum Sponsors of the 2016 Gem-A Conference. One of the leading retailers of jewellery and gemstones in...

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Susan Blackler wins 2016 Gem Empathy Awa...
Susan Blackler wins 2016 Gem Empathy Awa...

Gem-A are delighted to announce that Susan Blackler, of Sonkai Ltd., is the winner of Gem-A's newly-revamped Gem Empathy Award 2016, with her design titled ‘Supernova’. In previous years the award...

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Welcome to the new Gem-A website
Welcome to the new Gem-A website

I am very excited to announce the launch of the new Gem-A website. The new site delivers vast improvements on our previous one, and, as we become fully live and...

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Summer edition of The Journal of Gemmolo...
Summer edition of The Journal of Gemmolo...

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has released the latest issue of its academic publication, The Journal of Gemmology, in collaboration with the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF, with the...

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Gem-A appoint new CEO
Gem-A appoint new CEO

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has announced the appointment of Alan Hart FGA DGA as the Association’s new CEO.

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Gem-A relaunch Gem Empathy Award for IJL...
Gem-A relaunch Gem Empathy Award for IJL...

Gem-A are pleased to announce the relaunch of the Gem Empathy Award, in partnership with International Jewellery London (IJL). The award, open to all those exhibiting in the Design Gallery...

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The Journal of Gemmology joins Thomson R...
The Journal of Gemmology joins Thomson R...

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) is pleased to announce that its flagship publication, The Journal of Gemmology, has been accepted for indexing in Thomson Reuters’ new Emerging Sources Citation...

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PRESS RELEASES 2015
Gem-A announce Council election results
Gem-A announce Council election results

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has announced the results of its hotly contested election for seats on the Association’s Council, following a vote held at a reconvened AGM...

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Marina Jacob Design named as Gem-A Gem E...
Marina Jacob Design named as Gem-A Gem E...

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has announced the winner of this year’s Gem Empathy Award as Marina Jacob Design. The Frankfurt-based designer, and manufacturer of fine diamond and...

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Gem-A releases the latest Journal of Gem...
Gem-A releases the latest Journal of Gem...

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has released the latest issue of its academic publication, The Journal of Gemmology, in collaboration with the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF and with...

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TH March releases statement for Gem-A Me...
TH March releases statement for Gem-A Me...

Following the devastating raid at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd during Easter weekend, leading UK jewellery trade and personal jewellery insurance broker T H March, has moved to reassure...

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Gem-A celebrate new CSR course
Gem-A celebrate new CSR course

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) is inviting attendees of this year’s International Jewellery London (IJL) to a champagne reception on Sunday 31 August at stand J31, in celebration...

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P J Watson named Gem Empathy Award Winne...
P J Watson named Gem Empathy Award Winne...

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has announced the winner of this year’s Gem Empathy Award as P J Watson. The Hertfordshire-based designers, manufacturers and wholesalers of fine diamond...

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