Impressions and reactions from IGI Worldwide

Clinohumite by any other name…

It's doesn't quite sizzle, does it? "Fire Spinel" is far more electrifying, and that's how it's named in Bangkok gemstone shops. But Clinohumite, by any other name, is still Clinohumite.

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Read more about the article Get involved: IGI-VDB auction benefitting Jewelers For Children
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Get involved: IGI-VDB auction benefitting Jewelers For Children

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.

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Read more about the article Seven Special Rubies to Celebrate July
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Seven Special Rubies to Celebrate July

Happy Birthday, July Babies. You crabs and lions of the zodiac. You lovely summer souls. You, who enjoy a special birthstone with special, distinctive color. The birthstone of July - the ruby!

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Read more about the article Proposing this season? Arm yourself with information.
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Proposing this season? Arm yourself with information.

Proposal season in the USA runs from Thanksgiving to Valentine's Day. Of course suitors should choose the month and day best suited to their situation, but 40% of engagements normally occur between November and February. Prepare yourself with this information on recent trends, pricing and preparation.

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Watch ‘Your Diamond Story’ video from IGI

A diamond's journey through our laboratory is one of sophisticated assessment and analysis. From intake through inscription, every step is performed with careful attention to detail and thorough, transparent reporting. See how Your Diamond Story may be told to the world with confidence, in this descriptive video.

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Read more about the article Red White & Blue Sparkles in Video for July 4th
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Red White & Blue Sparkles in Video for July 4th

While you're preparing for the big celebration, I thought it would be nice to share some videos featuring iconic dazzling red, white and blue gemstones... Two pieces sold by Christie's and Sotheby's - and a little something to tempt you with, at the end. Enjoy!

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Read more about the article Let’s talk about that Tiffany YELLOW
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Let’s talk about that Tiffany YELLOW

Less than 90 days after Tiffany's Instagram account pulled an April Fools' Day prank, the company made good on their promise of "coming excitement" by fulfilling the Fools' Day foreshadowing with a yellow makeover of their Rodeo Drive boutique. What else are we in store for?

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IGI Certifies 10 carat Heart Shaped Lab Grown Diamond

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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Read more about the article Launched: New Mandalorian-Themed Jewelry
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Launched: New Mandalorian-Themed Jewelry

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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Read more about the article Harvard Magazine reports on IGI Certified Aether Diamonds
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Harvard Magazine reports on IGI Certified Aether Diamonds

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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Read more about the article IGI featured on ‘My Favorite Things’ podcast
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IGI featured on ‘My Favorite Things’ podcast

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…

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Read more about the article ALROSA is Enjoying a Spectacular 2021
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ALROSA is Enjoying a Spectacular 2021

The start of their spectacular ride actually started 10 months ago, in August 2020. Since then, ALROSA's steady upwards journey reflects a worldwide return to diamonds and jewelry in all sectors from mining and tenders, to polishing, distribution and sales.

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Watch: Sustainable Diamonds Session with SCS Global and IGI

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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Home Jewelry Cleaning – Seven Steps to Sparkle

First things first: A friendly reminder not to expose your gemstone jewelry to mechanical cleaners. Traditional oil treatments can be driven out, dulling transparency or color, and many gems can crack or shatter when exposed to sudden temperature changes or ultrasonic bubble implosions. Use these SEVEN STEPS TO SUCCESS for safe home cleaning.

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Read more about the article ALROSA to invest $60M in Social and Economic Development for Yakutia
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ALROSA to invest $60M in Social and Economic Development for Yakutia

Russia has the most diamond resources of any country in the world. The world's largest miner, ALROSA, has a history of ensuring that those buried treasures create a two-way revenue stream to benefits the indigenous people. Yesterday they raised the bar again.

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