Gift Ring
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Americans are buying diamonds instead of vacations

USA jewelry sales are climbing. Signet Jewelers, the parent of Kay and Jared, saw sales rise at the end of the last quarter and continue to climb in August. Tiffany & company reported the same trend. And diamond jewelry was one of the top product categories at both Macy's and Bloomingdale's during the quarter ending August 1.

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IGI welcomes GIA and AGS to lab-grown diamond grading

Earlier this month GIA and AGS announced policy changes regarding lab-grown diamonds. IGI is proud to see other organizations adopt our long-held philosophy regarding the dual-channel legitimacy of natural and lab-grown diamonds, and believe professionals and consumers alike will benefit from the increased transparency in our industry.

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Hue, Tint, Saturation
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How the gemstone Color Universe works

Gemstones and fancy-colored-diamonds appear in all the colors of the rainbow, at different shades, with different intensities. Since the human eye can distinguish around 13 million shades and nuances of color, gemologists have developed a consistent method of mapping a gemstone's proper position in the broad 'Color Universe.'

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Read more about the article Will a feather EXPLODE my diamond?
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Will a feather EXPLODE my diamond?

Crack! Fracture! Cleavage! Gletz! These words are used to describe one of mother nature’s most common clarity characteristics. The feather. The dreaded feather. That notorious, ticking-time-bomb that could cause your diamond to EXPLODE!

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New York Magazine touts IGI grading reports

10 writers and editors from New York Magazine’s Strategist tested the eCommerce jewelry experience firsthand. The article's mission involved more than product quality. It was an exercise in consumer confidence.

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Tehmasp Printer, IGI India

IGI India featured on CNBC TV18

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.

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IGI Launches Progressive Diamond ID Report

Antwerp, Belgium (October 23, 2017) – The International Gemological Institute (IGI) today formally announced its diamond evaluation card – the Diamond ID report. Unlike other reports where the diamond is…

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