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The 11.15 carat Williamson Pink Star is the second largest internally flawless fancy vivid pink diamond to appear at auction. The cushion cut diamond, estimated at $21 million, will be sold in a single-lot auction in Hong Kong on October 5.
During her 91 years of life Mary Anne Sammons Cree supported many Dallas causes, including the Opera, Art Museum, Symphony, United Way and Girl Scouts, among others. After passing in July, her generous spirit will continue to benefit others, and you can participate.
Forbes.com, "Home Page for the World's Business Leaders," has published an article describing IGI's new eLearning Courses on diamonds as "first-rate professional online gemological education, ideally suited and ideally timed for a global audience."
SWA Diamonds of India has produced a ring set with 24,697 diamonds, a new world record. Designed by Rijisha TV, a post graduate in lifestyle accessory design, from the National Institute of Design, the ring has been named 'The Touch of Ami.'
Mahenge is a small village in the Morogoro region of Tanzania, East Africa. In 2007 deposits of high quality pink and red spinel, discovered there revived the spinel market. Last year a deposit of cobalt blue material was discovered in the same region.
On June 13 the International Gemological Institute, Italy and Gem-Tech presented a workshop entitled "Sales Support Tools: Magazines and Certificates." The well-attended session took place at Officina Vanvitelli, in the Monumental Complex of the Belvedere di San Leucio, Caserta, Italy.
The gavel fell at $12.9 million for the 101.41 carat 'Juno' diamond and $0.7 million for the 111.59 carat 'Earth Star' at Sotheby's New York last week, pushing the total sum for this distinctive pair of pear shaped diamonds over the $13 million mark.
Demonstrations of IGI's new interactive eLearning Courses were provided to attendees of the recent JCK Las Vegas show. The on-demand, fully responsive courses provide fundamental gemological education while emphasizing information buyers are most interested in.
IGI has analyzed and graded a 30.18 carat emerald cut laboratory grown diamond, the world’s largest to date. Produced by Ethereal Green Diamond, LLP the 30.18 ct “Pride of India” is the first polished lab grown diamond to exceed 30 cts.
IGI Education Director John Pollard will join Rob Bates, Tanya Nisguretsky and Marty Hurwitz to present "The State of Lab Grown Diamond Industry" this Thursday. Rather than the usual "pro/con" arguments, the panel will address evolving new topics including melee, the implications of patent expirations and paradigm shifts in planning and cutting.
IGI recently graded 27.27 carat, 20.24 carat and 15.16 carat lab grown diamonds produced by Greenlab Diamonds LLP as part of their "sustainable and affordable luxury" project. The 27.27 and 20.24 carat gemstones are the largest polished lab grown diamonds ever produced.
Handheld gemstone testers are commonly used to differentiate between diamond and diamond-simulants like CZ and moissanite. However, as diamond growing technology advances the technology used in those devices becomes more limited.
After a heated 11 minutes of bidding, the 205 carat Red Cross Diamond "rocked" Christie's Geneva by selling for $14 million dollars, a whopping 40% over its high pre-sale estimate. The famous Fancy Intense Yellow diamond, originally unearthed in 1901, was fashioned with a pavilion distinctively crafted in the shape of a Maltese cross.