IGI provided a ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour to attendees of last month's NYC Jewelry Week in Manhattan, showcasing the institute’s grading and appraisal processes for diamonds, gemstones, and jewelry.
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On November 17 IGI honored Leysen with a diamond craftsmanship award, recognizing the jewelry Maison's 'Blue Flame Diamond.' The ceremony, attended by diplomats, industry principals and members of the press, took place at the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Belgium in Shanghai.
Donna Hourani’s exquisite jewelry has a focus on minimal, feminine designs that easily transition from day to night. Her journey to jewelry design included earning a BA in Interior Architecture and experience in both art and dance, as well as formal training in gemology.
Sheikha Dalia Zaal Al Maari is a Dubai based, Emirati artist and an alumni of the IGI School of Gemology, Middle East. Coming from a professional background in the Aviation & Tourism industries, Sheikha Dalia found her true calling in jewelry design.
It’s been over ten years since Varuna D Jani burst onto the Indian jewelry scene with a fresh, modern aesthetic. One thing hasn’t changed, though, and that is her quest to surprise and delight her customers from the moment they walk in through the door.
Chris Ploof specializes in unique, hand-forged pieces made with distinctive metals paired with the ancient art of Mokume Gane. Each of the rings he creates boasts its own unique pattern. His pendants, bracelets, earrings and other accessories represent an array of distinctive, sustainable choices for modern jewelry lovers.
IGI is again calling upon the world’s creatives to step forward and contribute. Starting next week submissions will be accepted for the 2022 IGI Expressions™ Jewelry Excellence Awards. Provided free of charge, this opportunity to share and celebrate talent is open to jewelers, designers, students, teachers, and fans alike.
Eight fancy blue diamonds Sotheby's calls one of the “rarest and most notable collections of colored diamonds in the world," will be offered to the public at upcoming auctions. Collectively weighing more than 32 carats, these 'Exceptional Blues' are expected to bring in between $70 and $85 million.
Diamond Standard's coin, the world's only market-traded diamond commodity, is up 30% in the two years since launch, outperforming gold by almost 40% and the S&P 500 by 20%. Last week that commodity's first spot market was established, giving all investors in the product liquidity.
The IGI GemBlog has earned a top position among thousands of blogs and websites, ranked by traffic, social media followers, domain authority & freshness according to Feedspot, the internet's largest human-curated database of bloggers.
An emerald and diamond necklace created by Graff exceeded its presale estimate by more than five times at Bonhams' 2022 London Jewels auction. A pair of emerald and diamond earrings also smashed expectations, quadrupling their estimated value.
Earlier this month IGI participated in a presentation at the Antwerp Diamond Bourse. The session, staged in the heart of Antwerp's historic diamond district, was part of a 'diamond immersion tour,' arranged for a group of 60 jewelry enthusiasts.