John Pollard is a professional educator who has been collaborating on projects with IGI for more than a decade. On January 1, 2022 he became Senior Director of Education for the institute.
IGI New York has become the first gemological institute to commit to carbon neutrality, joining the Responsible Jewelry Council, International Precious Metals Institute and Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance in this association with sustainability specialists, SCS Global Services.
Nature's birthmarks? Or unsightly specks? What do you think? There are many different philosophies regarding natural diamond and gemstone clarity. What do you think? Should a diamond be allowed to have few blemishes, or should it be as clean as the pure driven snow?
A chance to win awards, cash-prizes, education, recognition and exposure: The 2020 IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest invites jewelers, artists, teachers, students and fans alike to submit design-concepts in four categories by August 20. Participation is free of charge and open to anyone, whether professional or not.
Due to continued popularity among students, the International Gemological Institute (IGI) will host its first Jewelry Design course in Antwerp this spring. Historically offered in Shanghai, India and Dubai, the…