Earlier this month GIA and AGS announced policy changes regarding lab-grown diamonds. IGI is proud to see other organizations adopt our long-held philosophy regarding the dual-channel legitimacy of natural and lab-grown diamonds, and believe professionals and consumers alike will benefit from the increased transparency in our industry.
Independence Day is celebrated on August 15 annually, as a national holiday in India. Traditionally observed with flag-raising ceremonies, parades and cultural events, IGI's family of employees across India honored Independence Day 2020 by standing together in this powerful video tribute.
Emphasizing their commitment toward buyers and sellers alike, eBay India has announced the Gems and Jewelry Certificate program (GJC) in cooperation with IGI. Under this program, Indian eBay sellers can have their products independently graded by IGI at competitive prices, empowering confidence for consumer-buyers.
A chance to win awards, cash-prizes, education, recognition and exposure: The 2020 IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest invites jewelers, artists, teachers, students and fans alike to submit design-concepts in four categories by August 20. Participation is free of charge and open to anyone, whether professional or not.
An exciting discovery was made by Gemologists examining a beautiful red ruby under the microscope. The arrows and needles they found don't just give hints as to the country of origin, they can also indicate when the gemstone has undergone treatment.
Are close-ups of gemological inclusions actually works of art, painted by Mother Nature in anticipation of our creative human inspirations? When exploring the mysterious spaces of crystals we must sometimes ask ourselves whether we've stepped into another area, the field of real art.
In their article titled "How to Buy a Diamond From Home" we are pleased to be Orlando Magazine's diamond grading laboratory of choice - especially in a piece relating to consumer confidence.
10 writers and editors from New York Magazine’s Strategist tested the eCommerce jewelry experience firsthand. The article's mission involved more than product quality. It was an exercise in consumer confidence.
Marcianise, Italy (May 28, 2019) – Traditionally a topic included in seminars on organic stones, the International Gemological Institute (IGI) – Italy will now offer its first coral class. As…
A perfume bottle boasting more than 3,500 diamonds has been unveiled in Dubai. Called SHUMUKH, the perfume now holds the record for most diamonds set on a perfume bottle with 3,571. The new…
Due to continued popularity among students, the International Gemological Institute (IGI) will host its first Jewelry Design course in Antwerp this spring. Historically offered in Shanghai, India and Dubai, the…