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GIA Debuts Website in Simplified Chinese

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— Millions more have access to trusted information on gems and jewelry
CARLSBAD, Calif., April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — GIA’s website at GIA.edu is now available in Simplified Chinese, giving 650 million internet users who use Chinese as their principal language access to trusted resources including information on the Institute’s education programs and offerings, laboratory services, and gemology and industry news for consumers, gem enthusiasts, researchers, retailers, students and lab clients. The website offers a curated translation of gemological content not available elsewhere.

“Presenting our website in Simplified Chinese brings authoritative information on gems and jewelry to a very important segment of the global public,” said Susan Jacques, GIA’s president and CEO. “I’m thrilled to see GIA’s wealth of information, research and services benefiting more people in more places, helping to protect the public trust.”

The site will automatically display a language based on the user’s browser preference. A user may select a different language from a drop-down menu which appears at the top of every site page. The translations include more than 1.8 million words in the Gem Encyclopedia, Analysis & Grading, Professional Education, Research & News and About GIA sections. An option for British English is also available, and work is underway to translate the website into Japanese.

Due to its very technical nature, some content including Report Check and laboratory report information, Gems & Gemology articles and the Gübelin gem database has not yet been translated.

In the spring of 2013, GIA launched a redesigned GIA.edu as part of its mission to share knowledge and information widely. The Institute fulfills its mission of protecting the public trust in gems and jewelry through professional education programs and beneficiation efforts; gemology research and laboratory services; by supporting 100,000 active alumni; and through GIA’s library and museum. GIA’s website supports all of these efforts and has the potential to reach millions more.

About GIA
An independent nonprofit organization, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), established in 1931, is recognized as the world’s foremost authority in gemology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight in the early 1950s and in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweler in the world.

Through research, education, gemological laboratory services, and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism. Visit http://www.gia.edu.

Source: GIA (Gemological Institute of America)

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April 10, 2015 at 11:38 am

Posted in Jewellery

Hublot unveils the Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold: The World’s Only Scratch-Resistant Gold Watch

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— It’s the most scratch-resistant massive gold watch ever created: A gold that can only be altered by diamonds
— In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the iconic Big Bang, Hublot reveals today, one week before Baselworld, the Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold.

PRNewswire/ — It is the perfect fusion of respect for tradition and 21st century creativity. The fusion of a revolutionary material – the famous Magic Gold, which is the world’s only scratch-resistant gold, certified as 18K and developed by Hublot – and the iconic design of the BIG BANG, with its Manufacture Chrono: the UNICO.

Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150310/180773

Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, declared: “The fusion of materials is in Hublot’s DNA. Four years ago, Hublot created Magic Gold, the only scratch-resistant gold in the world. Still today, Hublot is the only brand to offer this material, whose hardness is close to 1,000 Vickers, more than twice that of ‘standard’ 18 carat gold, which only reaches 400 Vickers.”

The Magic Gold is a noble material protected by patents, certified as 18 carats by the Central Office for Precious Metals Control, and developed by Hublot in Switzerland alongside the prestigious EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), several months of fine-tuning took place in the manufacture to machine the famous alloy.

Since November 2011, when Magic Gold was unveiled to the world’s press, Hublot has equipped itself with the means to produce this material in-house from start to finish thanks to its high-tech foundry at the Nyon Manufacture, which is home to the ceramic sintering and high-pressure metal casting processes.

As you are probably already aware, this revolutionary material is a fusion of 24 carat gold (nature’s ultimate noble material) and the latest high-tech materials expertise. Components made from this material are produced using a complex process: A boron carbide powder is pre-formed in moulds very similar in shape to that of the finished parts, in this case the watch’s bezel. The pre-formed powder is then hardened at a very high temperature, creating a rigid, porous structure. After this operation, 24K gold alloyed with 3% molten liquid gold is injected under very high pressure with inert gas at a high temperature, allowing the metal to fill the ceramic pores and creating a “fusion” of the two to produce Magic Gold.

Almost three years of collaboration and research have gone into achieving this impressive result: a completely new type of gold, an almost inalterable precious metal which retains its own characteristics. The first watches made from Magic Gold were presented at BaselWorld2012 in a very limited Big Bang Ferrari edition which reflected the shared DNA of the 2 brands: Exclusivity, innovation and technology.

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http://www.hublot.com

Source: Hublot

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March 12, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Posted in Jewellery