Answers and education from from IGI Worldwide
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It's a fair question. Health, safety and shelter must be our priorities right now. So why are people continuing to discuss, debate, and obsess over jewelry? Katherine, an active enthusiast in an online jewelry community, provided a response for the ages. Literally.
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The new normal is here. We are quarantined and the future is unclear. IGI is not involved in health or government. However, as the world’s largest organization of our kind we can speak with authority about the current situation.
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I was visiting with my esteemed colleague Luigi Costantini in Italy - practicing safe social email-distancing of course - and the topic of expressions came up. Namely, how the internet has influenced symbology.
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In today's climate my attention to my hands, what I touch and how often I clean them has reached new heights. And of course, each time I clean my hands, I'm aware of the rings I am wearing. Fortunately, there’s good news ahead for jewelry wearers as it relates to sanitizing frequently.
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Dispersion is a physical constant. Fire is a variable aesthetic. Fortunately, the fact that these terms have been co-mingled and transposed over time creates an opportunity to revisit them and sharpen our skills as communicators.
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Thousands of years ago in southwest Africa a party of Nama People discovered a field of odd iron fragments to use in tools and weapons. Imagine their shock if they were told those fragments had come from the very stars they worshipped.
Whether we like it or not, human beings just can't resist a little gossip. So why not make the best of it? As a professional, mixing just the right amount into a sales presentation can add flavor.
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Crack! Fracture! Cleavage! Gletz! These words are used to describe one of mother nature’s most common clarity characteristics. The feather. The dreaded feather. That notorious, ticking-time-bomb that could cause your diamond to EXPLODE!
The three largest diamonds ever found on planet Earth are under the control of three notable icons. So, where did they come from? How much did they cost? Where are they now? Take a look at three of the most unique and spectacular diamond crystals ever unearthed.
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You just had a wonderful night on the town. Happy, but exhausted, you set your rings and jewelry aside for the night. STOP...
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Florida adopted the moonstone as it's state gem in 1970. But our ancestors believed they could touch the moon long before humans ever traveled to outer space.
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For countless ages a steady stream of rough diamonds tumbled down the Orange and Vaal Rivers to the sea, washed there from inland volcanic pipes. Distributed far and wide along the coast by tidal activity, millions of carats now lie hidden beneath the territorial waters of Namibia.
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Once upon a time… A lonely rough diamond met another. The two began growing together. For countless ages they shared their lattices, twinning happily with each other until they were…
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You’ve found the perfect partner and want to propose. Wonderful! Now you need a symbol of affection and connection. A symbol of your glorious lives together. A physical reminder of…
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When the Great Imperial Crown was made for the coronation of Catherine the Great in 1762 the court jewelers believed they were topping over 5,000 diamonds and pearls with an enormous 398 carat ruby. But it was never so. They had been fooled by a charming imposter.
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History’s most famous black-diamonds may be those included in the Fantasy Bra worn by Adriana Lima at the 2008 Victoria’s Secret fashion show.. That's perfectly fitting, since black-diamonds have a “Secret” of their own, as we will reveal below...