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Title Sponsor

The Synchrony consumer financing program is designed by professionals from the jewelry industry who understand your business and bring the insight to help build it. The best choice in a financing provider, they feature a fast & easy way to offer flexible terms make your customers jewelry purchases more affordable.

De Beers Group
Diamond Detection Sponsor

De Beers Group is the world's leading diamond company, with expertise in diamond exploration, mining, innovation and technology, grading, marketing and retail. They believe it is our responsibility to help protect the natural world, and to ensure their diamonds give back to the communities where they are discovered, helping them to thrive.

De Beers Institute of Diamonds

The De Beers Institute of Diamond’s mission is to grow and strengthen consumer confidence by providing integrity in the diamond industry through unrivalled diamond expertise, products, services and training through market-leading innovative technology and detection instruments, designed and developed by De Beers Ignite™.

De Beers Ignite™

They have brought together all the diamond detection, scientific and engineering expertise across the De Beers Group to bring you leading edge innovation and technology products and services across the diamond pipeline. This includes the design, development and sales of diamond verification instruments and support services. Their technology supports De Beers’ natural diamond grading, testing and education initiatives by the Institute of Diamonds (IoD).

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Gemological Institute of America
Keynote Sponsor

Research, education, innovation—from 1931 to now, GIA has relentlessly pursued knowledge to set standards that protect gem and jewelry consumers across the globe.

Their recent innovations include automating diamond clarity grading through the use of IBM’s AI technology, making advancements in their now-digital Laboratory-Grown Diamond Report, launching the GIA Diamond Origin Report, which confirms diamond origin through a proprietary scientific matching process, and introducing the new, compact Cultured Pearl Classification Report.

As they advance as an institution, their mission remains the same. Whether through grading reports, instruments or education, GIA continues to serve the industry and consumer.

Jewelers Mutual Group
Registration Sponsor

Jewelers Mutual Group, the only insurer dedicated solely to serving the jewelry industry in the United States and Canada, was founded in 1913 by a group of Wisconsin jewelers to meet their unique insurance needs. Today, Jewelers Mutual remains the trusted insurance advisor and loss-prevention expert for jewelry businesses including retailers large and small, wholesalers, manufacturers, custom designers and appraisers. Consumers also trust in Jewelers Mutual to protect their personal jewelry and the special moments it represents. The company's strong financial position is reflected in its 34 consecutive ratings of "A+ Superior" from A.M. Best Company. Visit for more.

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National Jeweler 
Media Sponsor

Since 1906, National Jeweler has been the must-read news source for smart jewelry professionals. From market analysis to emerging jewelry trends, they cover the important industry topics vital to the everyday success of jewelry professionals worldwide. National Jeweler delivers breaking news at, and via daily e-newsletter, website and other specialty publications, such as The State of the Majors.

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