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Since May is the fifth month of the year I thought it appropriate to visit five of history's most notable and valuable emerald jewels, beginning with the most expensive emerald piece ever sold at auction and finishing with, perhaps, the most historic of all time. Enjoy.
For just a handful of years now, "Ethiopian Emeralds" have been appearing on the world stage. It still seems strange that we had to wait for such a long time.
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WIRED, the popular tech-lovers' magazine which coined the term "crowdsourcing," just posted a piece about eco friendly products. "The best sustainable gear to save the planet," published on their UK…
IGI recently graded this incredible 5.00 carat Fancy Intense Orangy Pink Lab Grown Diamond Cross from FireDiamonds. 5.00 carat Fancy Intense Organgy Pink VS1 The remarkable adamantine icon was planned…
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US jewelry sales doubled in March 2021, compared to 2020, and were up 30% compared to 2019. This continues a steady trend which actually began last summer.
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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.
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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.
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,…
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.
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.
IGI called upon the world’s creatives to step forward in July 2020, with resounding success. Attracting over 700 entries, the first IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest has concluded. This post features the singular Outstanding Design Awards in each of the contest’s four categories.
Attracting over 700 entries, the first IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest has concluded. In July, 2020, IGI called upon the world’s creatives to step forward with resounding success: Jewelers, artists, teachers, students and enthusiasts were invited to submit concepts in four categories. Here are some of the striking, creative winning designs.
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A Natural Diamond Council survey reveals diamond jewelry is the most highly desired and tangible luxury item among Americans in Generation Z as well as Millennials. Together these generations account for 38% of the adult population.
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It happens. People lose their wedding rings. What doesn't often happen is to find them again, especially in circumstances like those below. Here are three of my favorite, uplifting "lost and found" stories which prove that you should never give up hope.
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If you know anything about diamonds it's probably the 4 Cs - Cut, Clarity, Color, and Carat Weight. There's plenty of information about the 4Cs which can be found online and learned in conversations with professionals and enthusiasts, but prioritizing them is not always easy. Here are my suggestions.
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What the Tiffany Solitaire is to bridal jewelry, the seven staples pictured here are to daily fashion. Each is a versatile classic which has stood the test of time. Easy to accessorize, suitable for nearly any occasion, we return to these popular pieces again and again.