Martin Rapaport’s “State Of The Diamond Industry” Sunday breakfast is one of JCK’s best attended events. That trend continued in 2021 with a full ballroom at the Venetian Resort and hundreds watching via live stream.
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In response to a growing need for diamond screening in finished jewelry, IGI has launched a new Designer Appraisal Report. With more insurance companies requiring third-party appraisals for high-value articles, these independent reports will be useful protection for clients of quality-minded designers and brands.
IGI India recently certified a 14.60 carat lab grown diamond, reportedly the largest ever produced using the Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) growth method. The recorded weight surpasses the previous record-holder, certified by IGI last November, by nearly two carats.
Earlier this year Diamond Standard and IGI received regulatory approval to offer the world’s only market-traded diamond commodity. On August 20 Bloomberg's Alix Steel interviewed Cormac Kinney, Diamond Standard's Founder and CEO about the Diamond Standard Coin.
Bids will be accepted for one more week at the IGI and Virtual Diamond Boutique (VDB) auction of lab grown diamonds and jewelry to benefit Jewelers For Children (JFC). The auction will conclude this coming Sunday, the night of the Facets of Hope Dinner at The Venetian Las Vegas.
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?
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.