Answers and education from from IGI Worldwide
Recently the IGI Lab in Shanghai received an antique Etruscan revival style necklace from the mid to late 19th century. When the necklace was submitted, IGI gemologists immediately understood the reason it was sent for identification: It seemed to weigh less than it should and, therefore, was suspected to be made of gilt copper, rather than gold.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the world's largest developer of voluntary international standards, has certified IGI with the ISO 17025 accreditation for lab-grown diamonds, making IGI's laboratories the world's first to hold ISO accreditation for both natural and lab-grown diamonds.
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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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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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April's birthstone is diamond and her majesty, Diamond, the queen of gemstones, is having a scintillating 2021 so far. Record setting prices, climbing volume and exceptional stone sales all reflect the enduring value of diamonds.
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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Gemologists from IGI Shanghai recently provided images and information regarding one of nature's rare and stunning wonders, the chameleon diamond.
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IDEX was among the first jewelry industry news outlets to cover IGI's unprecedented partnership with Diamond Standard, an entity which has received regulatory approval to offer the world's only market traded diamond commodity - the Diamond Standard Coin.
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The Responsible Jewellery Council and World Diamond Council have signed mutual codes of conduct, entering a partnership to advance and strengthen key United Nations' initiatives on responsible practices and sustainability.
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Hello music lovers! If you enjoyed my diamond related movie suggestions from the past, I hope you'll enjoy the collection of wonderful diamond-specific music videos below.
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.
Courtesy, Gold and Time
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.
International Women's Day occurs annually on March 8. Celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women everywhere, it's a day to recognize women's achievements, raise awareness about equality,…
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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.
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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.