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The top winners of IGI's Jewel Jewelry Design Contest, which attracted over 700 submissions, have been featured in Gold and Time, the NEXO Group's digital platform for professional information on jewelry and watches, based in Madrid, Spain.
How do you define diamond quality? We value diamonds according to the 4Cs but the sticker price doesn't necessarily reflect quality. What are the fundamental reasons people cherish diamonds? What makes diamonds "great"?
More than two dozen finalist designs were brought to life by IGI for the final round of the IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest. We are delighted to present five of them here.
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Gold and Time, the NEXO Group's digital platform for professional information on jewelry and watches, based in Madrid, Spain, recently reported on the IGI certified collection of pink diamonds unearthed…
IGI brought more than two dozen finalist designs to life for the final round of the IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest. We are delighted to present five of them here.
Photo credit: NASA/JPL
How exciting! After flybys, orbits and epic landings, a future mission will bring rocks home from the red planet's surface.
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IGI is in the process of certifying a curated collection of pink diamonds unearthed at Australia’s legendary Argyle Mine prior to its closure last year. These 'Argyle pinks' will be…
More than 700 creatives entered the first IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest. Today we are pleased to showcase the work of all seven of our spectacular winning creatives, accompanied by additional design photos and promotional materials.
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IGI has recently partnered with The Jewelers Circle, offering 10% discounts on IGI New York's Appraisal and Jewelry Identification report services. All registered members are eligible for these discounts.
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Lucara, Lucapa, DeBeers, now Alrosa. Improving jewelry demand in the USA and China, coupled with low stock in the midstream, is credited for continued strong sales of rough diamonds through the first month of 2021.
IGI called upon the world’s creatives to step forward in July 2020, with resounding success. Attracting over 700 entries, the first IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest has concluded. This post features the singular Outstanding Design Awards in each of the contest’s four categories.
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Attracting over 700 entries, the first IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest has concluded. In July, 2020, IGI called upon the world’s creatives to step forward with resounding success: Jewelers, artists, teachers, students and enthusiasts were invited to submit concepts in four categories. Here are some of the striking, creative winning designs.
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Citing demand ahead of the Chinese New Year, which begins February 12, and Valentine’s Day two days later, DeBeers' reported high sales for the first cycle of 2021. Total sales…
Photo Credit: Bharat Diamond Bourse
IGI has designed a series of exclusive educational courses for members of the Bharat Diamond Bourse, the World's Largest, with more than 4,000 jewelry professionals engaged in the import, export, manufacturing and marketing of rough and polished diamonds.
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A Natural Diamond Council survey reveals diamond jewelry is the most highly desired and tangible luxury item among Americans in Generation Z as well as Millennials. Together these generations account for 38% of the adult population.
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Earlier this month IGI conducted a two-day workshop on Cut Grading for more than 50 diamond experts in Surat, India. The courses, instructed on January 5th and 6th, were attended…
In a proactive move, delivering even more information to jewelry sellers and buyers around the world, IGI has added a new detail to its lab-grown diamond grading reports.
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It happens. People lose their wedding rings. What doesn't often happen is to find them again, especially in circumstances like those below. Here are three of my favorite, uplifting "lost and found" stories which prove that you should never give up hope.