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Spotlighting another IGI Expressions™ jewelry design competition jurist, as we continue to accept submissions through October 22. Submissions will be evaluated by our all-star panel of experts.
The IGI Expressions™ jewelry design competition is accepting submissions through October 22. Submissions will be evaluated by our esteemed panel of jurists, an all-star group of experts supporting new, creative talent through IGI Expressions™.
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When new sources of green gemstones are found it's worthy of celebration, especially when it's the largest known deposit of peridot in history.
IGI has been selected for membership in the RJO, joining more than 1,000 of the most successful jewelry businesses in the USA.
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On September 23 Crater of Diamonds State Park gifted a visitor with a 4.38 carat fancy yellow crystal. This is one of more than 75,000 diamonds found by lucky visitors since the first were discovered there in 1906.
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With an increasing number of Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) members electing to carry both natural and lab grown gemstone products, the RJC has decided to develop a ‘Laboratory Grown Materials Standard.’
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While travel between the United States and Central and South America is slow for the airlines right now, it poses a potential opportunity for savvy consumers.
IGI is calling upon the world’s creatives to step forward and contribute. Submissions are now being accepted for the IGI Expressions™ Awards.
Martin Rapaport’s “State Of The Diamond Industry” Sunday breakfast is one of JCK’s best attended events. That trend continued in 2021 with a full ballroom at the Venetian Resort and hundreds watching via live stream.
Forbes, the global media brand that celebrates entrepreneurial capitalism, recently featured the "diverse, eponymous" cufflinks of David Gotlib, an Antwerp diamantaire who meticulously sends his gemstones to IGI before and after setting.
IGI invites eligible jewelry stores to become #JewelersOnAMission by describing why sustainability is important to their business. The winner will receive up to $5,000 in credits toward achieving carbon neutrality.
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When you compliment a lady on her diamond the response can vary from a bright smile to a proud origin story. But are younger generations learning “lab-grown lifestyle habits” which will increasingly inform their diamond decisions?
IGI is expanding its operations at the Bharat Diamond Bourse in Mumbai, India. The institute will continue providing full-fledged sorting and screening services from a new facility which will handle greater capacity.
In response to a growing need for diamond screening in finished jewelry, IGI has launched a new Designer Appraisal Report. With more insurance companies requiring third-party appraisals for high-value articles, these independent reports will be useful protection for clients of quality-minded designers and brands.
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Amidst continuing waves of uncertainty, fostered by Covid variants, travel restrictions, climate change and supply shortages one thing that's certain is the importance of diamonds and jewelry to consumers.
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Sapphire is the birthstone of September and the gem of the 45th anniversary. Second in hardness only to diamond, its mineral species, corundum, is well suited for jewelry. Let's enjoy some scrumptious sapphire pieces.
IGI India recently certified a 14.60 carat lab grown diamond, reportedly the largest ever produced using the Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) growth method. The recorded weight surpasses the previous record-holder, certified by IGI last November, by nearly two carats.
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National Geographic will expand their efforts in protecting the Okavango river basin in the south of Africa through a five year partnership with a diamond industry giant.
IGI North American President Avi Levy was recently appointed to the Mercury Free Mining Board of Directors, an organization focused on eradicating the use of mercury in artisanal and small-scale gold mining.
Earlier this year Diamond Standard and IGI received regulatory approval to offer the world’s only market-traded diamond commodity. On August 20 Bloomberg's Alix Steel interviewed Cormac Kinney, Diamond Standard's Founder and CEO about the Diamond Standard Coin.