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.
Training Online and In-Person
Led by IGI Dubai instructors, IGI training sessions will be available to jewelers and their retail sales professionals both online and in-person. Each seminar will be two to three hours in duration. Topics offered will include product and visual merchandising, jewelry design, the allure of ruby, emerald and sapphire, differences between natural, synthetics and simulants, and more. With the Institute’s 45-year history as an industry leader in gemological education, participants will have the opportunity to explore areas of interest with a refined perspective in an exclusive setting. According to IGI Dubai General Manager Shaunak Shastree:
The Institute is honored to be a key stakeholder in the continued development of this emerging global jewelry market and values its partnership with Dubai Gold and Jewelry Group. This alliance is made up of influential organizations in Dubai, and IGI looks forward to contributing a series of enriching seminars for participants.
The Dubai market’s reputation as a powerhouse and trading hub of precious metals, stones and jewels is notable. By providing its world class expertise to an epicenter of the trade, IGI continues to expand its reach as a global authority of education and thought leadership for jewelry and retail professionals. As described by IGI CEO Roland Lorie:
As a global institute, IGI prioritizes the interconnection between different jewelry markets, and its commitment to Dubai strengthens the sector. This campaign will offer professionals and consumers in one of the most well-known regions the opportunity to develop their skills from a renowned grading authority, such as IGI.
Classes are available now through next August and can be registered through DGJG.
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) has 20 laboratories in all major diamond and jewelry centers around the world, as well as 14 education facilities. For 45 years, IGI has provided the fine jewelry community and consumers with a broad range of services including independent diamond grading reports, colored stone reports, identification and appraisal reports, diamond authentication and attestation of origin, laser inscription services, as well as the issuing of the traditional jewelry identification report. Regardless of location or marketplace, an authentic IGI Laboratory Report is the common language of trust and confidence in the gemological world.