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 2019

Gem-A to share world-renowned gemmologic...
Gem-A to share world-renowned gemmologic...

New non-profit company to form collaborative partnerships with Accredited Teaching Centres across the United States Press Release: February 2019 Gem-A (the Gemmological Association of Great Britain) has established an...

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PRESS RELEASES 2018

Gem-A Welcomes Jewelry Television (JTV) ...
Gem-A Welcomes Jewelry Television (JTV) ...

The leading American retailer continues long-term relationship with the world’s longest established provider of gem and jewellery education. NEW! Gem-A Conference app available for the first time Press Release: October 2018...

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World-Renowned Jewellery Artist, Wallace...
World-Renowned Jewellery Artist, Wallace...

The Hong Kong-based jewellery artist will showcase his innovations on the opening day of the Gem-A Conference in November. Press Release: August 2018 Gem-A (the Gemmological Association of Great Britain)...

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Gem Empathy Award Returns for IJL 2018 w...
Gem Empathy Award Returns for IJL 2018 w...

Hosted with IJL exhibitor, Gem-A, the competition gives exhibitors the chance to win a beautiful gemstone by world-renowned cutter, John Dyer. International Jewellery London (IJL) is pleased to announce the return...

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An Endowed Chair in Gemology; First of i...
An Endowed Chair in Gemology; First of i...

The RealReal, the leading authenticated luxury consignment company, today announced a first-of-its-kind collaboration with the University of Arizona to create a new degree program for gemology. The RealReal is funding...

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PRESS RELEASES 2017

Turkish jewellery Designer Özlem Tuna Na...
Turkish jewellery Designer Özlem Tuna Na...

Gem-A is excited to announce that Turkish jewellery designer and International Jewellery London (IJL) Design Gallery exhibitor, Özlem Tuna, has won the 2017 Gem Empathy Award with her ‘Dance of...

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Gem-A revives historic ties with Canadia...
Gem-A revives historic ties with Canadia...

Gem-A (The Gemmological Association of Great Britain) has renewed its historic partnership with the Canadian Gemmological Association (CGA) to offer students and graduates at both institutions the very best in...

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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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