Australia's retired Argyle mine, most famous for fancy pink diamonds, is also renowned for diamond deposits ensconced in lamproite, rather than kimberlite. Did you know Argyle was not the only lamproite mine, nor the first place diamonds were discovered in Oz?
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In November, 2020, we said "Goodbye, dear friend," when Australia's legendary Argyle Diamond Mine was retired. As 2021 concludes, the final diamond collection from the final year of Argyle operations will be sold, closing out nearly four decades of ongoing excitement.
The digital auction benefitting children will take place during Las Vegas Jewelry Market Week, opening on Monday, August 16th and closing during the Jewelers For Children “Facets of Hope” dinner on Sunday night, August 29th. All bids can be submitted through the digital auction app created and powered by VDB for JFC.
IGI has been designated Knowledge Partner for Dubai Gold and Jewelry Group’s “City of Gold” initiative, starting immediately. In this capacity, IGI will provide interactive seminars across a diverse range of topics for industry professionals in one of the world's largest jewelry markets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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!
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?