Impressions and reactions from IGI Worldwide
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As the world watches the engaging achievements of NASA and SpaceX - and Boeing sits in the wings hungry to make their own space-shots - let's take a fanciful look at the landscape ahead for diamond and jewelry enthusiasts.
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Van Cleef & Arpels' iconic ballerina clips danced onto the American stage in the early 1940s and were immediately embraced by the public, who saw them as refreshing symbols of joy and hope during the uncertain days of World War II. We could all use a bit of joy and hope right now, so let's revisit some of these beautiful jewels.
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They had been smacking their lips at the Argyle diamond mine. They were hungry to receive the $10 million that beautiful, rare rough pink diamond would bring them. Alas, evil fate!
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Much of the 20th century passed by without much attention to men in pearls. Fortunately we have seen a notable uptick in red-carpet sightings of men sporting pearl bracelets, tie-clips, earrings and - with increasing frequency - pearl neckwear.
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Are close-ups of gemological inclusions actually works of art, painted by Mother Nature in anticipation of our creative human inspirations? When exploring the mysterious spaces of crystals we must sometimes ask ourselves whether we've stepped into another area, the field of real art.
May the FOUR be with you! Emeralds, Sapphires, Rubies and Diamonds. I'm going to share some favorite vintage red carpet appearances with you here on May 4. Of course, there are thousands of moments we could celebrate. These four queens of cinema are those who first come to mind when I think about our most precious green, red, blue and white sparklers.
Last weekend I was asked to provide guidance for a quarantined self-gifter buying a diamond online. In order to make this online purchase she wanted a no-fail combination of weight, color, clarity and (drum roll, please) cut-quality.
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Humans need variety right now. We're always hungry for something new, sick of eating the same old thing. So let's change things up. Set out your tableware, put on the candles and prepare for a nouvelle experience in three courses. Bon appétit!
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Join me, music lovers! Click the playlist below. Put your earbuds on. Connect your Bluetooth speaker. Stream it all through your supernova-sized speakers and share this earth-shattering collection of diamond studded songs around the block. Let's share this musical journey together, and tell me your favorites.
Advocating proactivity during the ongoing crisis, IGI North American President Avi Levy champions the premise that this can't be an 'only the strong survive' scenario.
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“A diamond is forever,” but the makers of that slogan considered it a two-way street, connecting a diamond’s billion-year past with an infinite-future. They never imagined someone proposing with a “forever” diamond that’s younger than the bride.
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This fascinating game gets played where the resources are rich, but the people are poor. It is like being on the stock market floor, I suppose. A point upward or downward can quickly bring delight - or defeat.
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Living in our world's new normal, is there a chance the thieves who shattered the Green Vault and plundered Dresden Castle would turn to e-Fencing or even outright anonymous sale?
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It's a fair question. Health, safety and shelter must be our priorities right now. So why are people continuing to discuss, debate, and obsess over jewelry? Katherine, an active enthusiast in an online jewelry community, provided a response for the ages. Literally.
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The new normal is here. We are quarantined and the future is unclear. IGI is not involved in health or government. However, as the world’s largest organization of our kind we can speak with authority about the current situation.
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I was visiting with my esteemed colleague Luigi Costantini in Italy - practicing safe social email-distancing of course - and the topic of expressions came up. Namely, how the internet has influenced symbology.
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Dispersion is a physical constant. Fire is a variable aesthetic. Fortunately, the fact that these terms have been co-mingled and transposed over time creates an opportunity to revisit them and sharpen our skills as communicators.
Whether we like it or not, human beings just can't resist a little gossip. So why not make the best of it? As a professional, mixing just the right amount into a sales presentation can add flavor.
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For countless ages a steady stream of rough diamonds tumbled down the Orange and Vaal Rivers to the sea, washed there from inland volcanic pipes. Distributed far and wide along the coast by tidal activity, millions of carats now lie hidden beneath the territorial waters of Namibia.
Tehmasp Printer, IGI India
Tehmasp Printer, Managing Director of IGI India, appeared on CNBC TV 18 India in a segment recapping the diamond business in 2019, from IGI’s perspective.