IGI offers Online eLearning for Professionals

IGI is offering interactive online lessons on a variety of topics, from introductory 4Cs training on diamonds and gemstones to comprehensive education about lab grown diamonds to timely lessons covering the significant and vital benefits the natural diamond industry brings to millions of indigenous people in the upstream value chain.

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Read more about the article Richemont Sales Surge in Americas and China
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Richemont Sales Surge in Americas and China

Buccellati, Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels spearheaded a 129% increase in sales for luxury group Richemont over the quarter ending June 30. This triple digit boost occurred in sales across nearly all regions, channels and business areas.

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Clinohumite by any other name…

It's doesn't quite sizzle, does it? "Fire Spinel" is far more electrifying, and that's how it's named in Bangkok gemstone shops. But Clinohumite, by any other name, is still Clinohumite.

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Read more about the article Get involved: IGI-VDB auction benefitting Jewelers For Children
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Get involved: IGI-VDB auction benefitting Jewelers For Children

IGI is partnering with Virtual Diamond Boutique on an auction of lab grown diamonds and jewelry to benefit Jewelers For Children. The auction begins prior to JCK Las Vegas and concludes the night of the Facets of Hope Dinner. We are accepting product or cash donations and encourage you to join us in this important mission.

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IGI and University of Naples Federico II to present in Italy on July 22

The International Gemological Institute and the University of Naples Federico II, the oldest public non-sectarian university in the world, will collaborate on a presentation at the 3rd National Diamond and Colored Gems Conference in Bari, Italy on Thursday, July 22.

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Read more about the article Seven Special Rubies to Celebrate July
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Seven Special Rubies to Celebrate July

Happy Birthday, July Babies. You crabs and lions of the zodiac. You lovely summer souls. You, who enjoy a special birthstone with special, distinctive color. The birthstone of July - the ruby!

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Read more about the article RJC releases ‘Create Beautiful’ video at Cannes 2021
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RJC releases ‘Create Beautiful’ video at Cannes 2021

The Responsible Jewelry Council, now approaching 1,500 members, released its latest progress report along with a joint video on sustainability, featuring leaders in the global diamond, jewelry and watch industry citing collective action as an accelerant for positive change.

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Read more about the article Sold! ‘The Key’ diamond unlocks Sotheby’s Cryptocurrency Door
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Sold! ‘The Key’ diamond unlocks Sotheby’s Cryptocurrency Door

Yesterday Sotheby's sold an exceptional 101.38 carat pear-shaped Flawless clarity D color diamond for 12.3 million dollars in cryptocurrency. The diamond's name, ‘The Key 10138’, was was selected to represent the past, and the present and future. How appropriate...

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Proposing this season? Arm yourself with information.

Proposal season in the USA runs from Thanksgiving to Valentine's Day. Of course suitors should choose the month and day best suited to their situation, but 40% of engagements normally occur between November and February. Prepare yourself with this information on recent trends, pricing and preparation.

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Watch ‘Your Diamond Story’ video from IGI

A diamond's journey through our laboratory is one of sophisticated assessment and analysis. From intake through inscription, every step is performed with careful attention to detail and thorough, transparent reporting. See how Your Diamond Story may be told to the world with confidence, in this descriptive video.

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Read more about the article Red White & Blue Sparkles in Video for July 4th
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Red White & Blue Sparkles in Video for July 4th

While you're preparing for the big celebration, I thought it would be nice to share some videos featuring iconic dazzling red, white and blue gemstones... Two pieces sold by Christie's and Sotheby's - and a little something to tempt you with, at the end. Enjoy!

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Read more about the article Let’s talk about that Tiffany YELLOW
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Let’s talk about that Tiffany YELLOW

Less than 90 days after Tiffany's Instagram account pulled an April Fools' Day prank, the company made good on their promise of "coming excitement" by fulfilling the Fools' Day foreshadowing with a yellow makeover of their Rodeo Drive boutique. What else are we in store for?

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IGI Certifies 10 carat Heart Shaped Lab Grown Diamond

IGI's laboratory in Mumbai, India, recently graded a large, heart shaped laboratory grown diamond. The choice of fancy shape, top color grade and exceptional craftsmanship combine to make this large, heart-shaped specimen unique.

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Read more about the article Launched: New Mandalorian-Themed Jewelry
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Launched: New Mandalorian-Themed Jewelry

Last November Kay Jewelers introduced us to a sparkling sterling silver version of "The Child" from the hit Star Wars series. The jewelers at Kay have now forged six additional pieces commemorating The Mandalorian and its popular characters and icons.

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Read more about the article Karowe sets World Record with 1174 carat Diamond Discovery
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Karowe sets World Record with 1174 carat Diamond Discovery

Lucara has reported the discovery of a 1,174 carat rough diamond at its Karowe diamond mine in northern Botswana, giving that operation the distinction of being the world's first to produce three rough diamonds of 1,000 carats or more.

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