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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 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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Watch: Sustainable Diamonds Session with SCS Global and IGI

Join IGI North American President Avi Levy and Executive Vice President of SCS Global Services Stanley Mathuram for new information on sustainability certification for natural and lab grown diamonds. Registration link inside.

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IGI Expands into Egypt

IGI has begun providing retail sales training programs and accredited training courses for jewelry professionals in Egypt. The institute’s debut there was announced in a Cairo hotel at an Iftar…

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Read more about the article Christie’s May Jewelry Auctions rake in $140 million
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Christie’s May Jewelry Auctions rake in $140 million

From Switzerland to Hong Kong, Christie's Magnificent Jewels auctions have had a merry month of May, posting record sales of diamonds and iconic jewelry creations, with results from Hong Kong exceeding those of any Christie's jewelry sale for the past four years.

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Read more about the article See Rock Stars from the Argyle Diamond Tender’s Farewell Tour
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See Rock Stars from the Argyle Diamond Tender’s Farewell Tour

The Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender has historically showcased the pinnacle of the Argyle Diamond mine's production. With the mine's closure last year the final collection to be offered has now been announced and includes the largest Fancy Intense Pink diamond ever offered at the Tender.

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Read more about the article Christie’s will sell the Largest Diamond ever cut in Russia
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Christie’s will sell the Largest Diamond ever cut in Russia

Feast your eyes on this 100.94 Carat D Color, Internally Flawless masterpiece. The "Spectacle" diamond has been declared the largest ever polished in Russia and will be sold at the Christie's Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva on May 12.

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IGI Jewelry Design Contest Grand Showcase

In February we announced results from the inaugural IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest. We have shared the winners and finalists several at a time in prior posts. Now we are pleased to feature all 26 creations together, bringing our coverage of this uplifting event to a close.

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Read more about the article Three Fancy Vivid ‘Rock Stars’ sold by Christie’s
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Three Fancy Vivid ‘Rock Stars’ sold by Christie’s

"The Perfect Palette," a trio of fancy vivid colored diamonds sold in separate lots at Christie’s New York Magnificent Jewels auction, amassed a total of $8.4 million, cumulatively, after their gavels had fallen.

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Read more about the article IGI celebrates Pantone’s Color Of The Year in Gemstones
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IGI celebrates Pantone’s Color Of The Year in Gemstones

Pantone, the international color authority, previously announced its Colors of the Year. Gemologists from IGI Shanghai have provided images and information celebrating 2021's vibrant color: Illuminating Yellow.

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Read more about the article Flawless purple pink Sakura could bring $25-38 million at auction
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Flawless purple pink Sakura could bring $25-38 million at auction

Natural pink diamonds are extremely rare. When discovered, only one in 10 weighs more than 0.20 carats. This year, as the annual cherry blossom season hits its peak, the 15.81 carat flawless, fancy vivid purple-pink Sakura Diamond will be the star of Christie's Hong Kong’s Magnificent Jewels sale.

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The Final Four Fabrications from IGI’s Jewelry Design Contest

The last four designs, of more than two dozen brought to life by IGI for the final round of the IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest. There were 700 submissions in the contest's inaugural year.

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More Fabulous Finalists from IGI’s Jewelry Design Contest

Five more designs which were brought to life by IGI for the final round of the IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest. Over two dozen finalists were named from more than 700 submissions.

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