Since the 15th century the diamond ring has been the celebrated symbol of faithfulness, love and commitment. Starting in 1975, when IGI was first established in Antwerp, the world capital…
The Year of the Rabbit officially begins January 22, marking the start of holiday festivities celebrated by nearly two billion people around the world. To everyone who is celebrating Lunar New Year, Chinese New Year and Spring Festival this week, IGI wishes you health, prosperity and a joyful year ahead.
The 71st Miss Universe competition occurs this evening in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event will showcase almost 90 women from around the world, vying for the job of Miss Universe. The champion of this year's event will wear a crown created by Lebanese Jeweler Fred Mouawad, valued at nearly $6 million.
As lab grown diamonds gain popularity consumers have questions about the "post-growth treatment" comment seen on many IGI grading reports. Post-growth treatments are commonly used to reduce, eliminate or change the diamond's color-appearance. Logically, people want to know "are the treatments permanent?"
There are two sophisticated ways of producing lab-grown diamonds. One process assembles the diamond in vertical layers and the other uses a metal catalyst to dissolve carbon. These different approaches produce inclusions which differ from those seen in natural diamonds.
Around the world, IGI welcomes the arrival of New Year's Day over a period of 16 hours. As we celebrate from one location to the next and the next - stepping into the new year with anticipation, excitement and hope - we share this collection of positive expressions and sentiments.
The IGI Expressions™ Jewelry Design Competition will accept submissions through this Saturday December 31, 2022. All entries must be uploaded by the end of this calendar year to be considered for one of nine grand prizes of $500, design fabrication, press coverage and more.
The Future Rocks (TFR) is a Hong Kong based platform offering 'future-forward' jewelry, espousing the shared values of sustainability, innovation and creativity. Since launching last year the online marketplace has more than tripled its roster of brands and products.
On November 17 IGI honored Leysen with a diamond craftsmanship award, recognizing the jewelry Maison's 'Blue Flame Diamond.' The ceremony, attended by diplomats, industry principals and members of the press, took place at the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Belgium in Shanghai.
Donna Hourani’s exquisite jewelry has a focus on minimal, feminine designs that easily transition from day to night. Her journey to jewelry design included earning a BA in Interior Architecture and experience in both art and dance, as well as formal training in gemology.