The 2022 GEM Awards, presented by Jewelers of America, will take place in New York tomorrow night, marking the event's 20th anniversary. The black tie affair at Cipriani 42nd Street begins at 6:30 pm with a social hour followed by the GEM Awards dinner.
Winifred Mason created her first piece of jewelry in 1940, a pendant made of bronze, copper and silver. In the years that followed she began filling orders for prestigious Fifth Avenue stores in New York, including Lord & Taylor and Bloomingdales. She is considered by many to be the first commercial black jeweler in the USA.
The IGI Expressions™ jewelry design competition is accepting submissions through October 22. Submissions will be evaluated by our esteemed panel of jurists, an all-star group of experts supporting new, creative talent through IGI Expressions™.
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.
The Responsible Jewelry Council, now approaching 1,500 members, released its latest progress report along with a joint video on sustainability, featuring leaders in the global diamond, jewelry and watch industry citing collective action as an accelerant for positive change.
At the height of the pandemic The Natural Diamond Council launched "For moments like no other," a campaign emphasizing diamonds as powerful every day symbols beyond adornment, underscoring the benefit natural diamond purchases bring to indigenous people in the upstream value chain.