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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 class of 2003 Graduate Anita Bhandari has won several prestigious international jewelry design awards in collaboration with friend, colleague and fellow Canadian Anita Agrawal, a part-time professor at Centennial College.
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Almost 150 carats of colorful rough diamonds splashed the news in July. As we close out the month, let's visit these blue, pink and violet creations of nature and their origins.
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.
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Buccellati, Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels spearheaded a 129% increase in sales for luxury group Richemont over the quarter ending June 30. This triple digit boost occurred in sales across nearly all regions, channels and business areas.
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IGI is partnering with Virtual Diamond Boutique on an auction of lab grown diamonds and jewelry to benefit Jewelers For Children. The auction begins prior to JCK Las Vegas and concludes the night of the Facets of Hope Dinner. We are accepting product or cash donations and encourage you to join us in this important mission.
The International Gemological Institute and the University of Naples Federico II, the oldest public non-sectarian university in the world, will collaborate on a presentation at the 3rd National Diamond and Colored Gems Conference in Bari, Italy on Thursday, July 22.
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The Responsible Jewelry Council, now approaching 1,500 members, released its latest progress report along with a joint video on sustainability, featuring leaders in the global diamond, jewelry and watch industry citing collective action as an accelerant for positive change.
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Yesterday Sotheby's sold an exceptional 101.38 carat pear-shaped Flawless clarity D color diamond for 12.3 million dollars in cryptocurrency.
The diamond's name, ‘The Key 10138’, was was selected to represent the past, and the present and future. How appropriate...
IGI's laboratory in Mumbai, India, recently graded a large, heart shaped laboratory grown diamond. The choice of fancy shape, top color grade and exceptional craftsmanship combine to make this large, heart-shaped specimen unique.
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Last November Kay Jewelers introduced us to a sparkling sterling silver version of "The Child" from the hit Star Wars series. The jewelers at Kay have now forged six additional pieces commemorating The Mandalorian and its popular characters and icons.
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Lucara has reported the discovery of a 1,174 carat rough diamond at its Karowe diamond mine in northern Botswana, giving that operation the distinction of being the world's first to produce three rough diamonds of 1,000 carats or more.
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Harvard Magazine, a publication founded by university alumni more than 100 years ago, recently published a piece covering Aether Diamonds, a company founded by 2011 Harvard University graduate Bob Hagemann which uses IGI's certification services.
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The Jwaneng diamond mine has just produced the third-largest gem quality diamond ever found. This post will cover each of the top four diamonds ever unearthed, three of which have been found in Botswana.
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Diamond lover Joanna Park-Tonks founded CHELSEA ROCKS to deliver 'the creme de la creme of laboratory grown diamonds.' Offered as an alternative to natural diamonds, the London-based company sells 18…
A 6.18 carat loose, round brilliant cut diamond submitted to IGI's Thailand laboratory for verification purposes was discovered to be laboratory grown, despite the fact that it was accompanied by a natural diamond grading report.
Join IGI North American President Avi Levy and Executive Vice President of SCS Global Services Stanley Mathuram for new information on sustainability certification for natural and lab grown diamonds. Registration link inside.
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IGI New York has become the first gemological institute to commit to carbon neutrality, joining the Responsible Jewelry Council, International Precious Metals Institute and Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance in this association with sustainability specialists, SCS Global Services.
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Gulf News, the most visited news website in the UAE, has published coverage of IGI's certification of the world's only market traded diamond commodity - the Diamond Standard Coin (DSC).…
IGI has begun providing retail sales training programs and accredited training courses for jewelry professionals in Egypt. The institute’s debut there was announced in a Cairo hotel at an Iftar…