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.
With sales at smaller stores exceeding expectations in the fourth quarter of 2021, Macy's will be opening another 10 off-mall locations in the next year, to include new Market by Macy’s and Macy’s Backstage stores, as well as Bloomie’s and Bloomingdale’s outlet stores.
In the normal diamond color range 'Z' is classified as most tinted while 'D' is classified as most colorless. So what happened to A, B and C? Are they reserved for new diamond discoveries? Extraterrestrial diamonds? What could possibly be more colorless than most colorless? If there are 23 classifications why not start with 'A' and end with 'W?'
In 2020 Synova, introduced the "Da Vinci Diamond Factory," an automated system capable of transforming rough diamonds into fully polished round brilliants. Synova has continued to increase its range and recently made it possible for rough diamond scans, used by many entities, to be incorporated into its planning and execution.
Gold and gemstone prospectors work the streets of New York's illustrious diamond district, but you might not recognize them at first. Kneeling, gloved, scraping and brushing, they could be mistaken for pedantic street cleaners but don't be fooled. Historically some Big Apple prospectors have claimed over $300 per day in "paydirt."
Creativity in diamond design continues to expand, thanks to the expanded possibilities offered by the CVD growth process. IGI recently graded another groundbreaking creation, an 8.96 carat Fancy Intense Green cannabis-inspired lab grown diamond.
"The mother of all fairs," Jewellery & Gem World (JGW) will temporarily relocate from Hong Kong to Singapore in 2022. The move is made with pandemic restrictions in mind, with a goal of becoming more accessible to international suppliers and buyers. Update: The event will now be staged September 27-30 at the Singapore Expo.
In Diamond 4Cs analysis, clarity evaluates a gemstone’s relative freedom from inclusions and blemishes. There are 11 different clarity grades which descend gradually from flawless. However, nuanced gemological analysis notwithstanding, many buyers just want to know, is it "eye-clean?"
As lab grown producers continue to sharpen their skills we are seeing quality advancements in many areas, including fancy colors. This video compilation features a visual buffet of lab grown diamonds, recently submitted to IGI North America for grading.
The IGI D Show will take place again on November 24-25 at the Grand Hyatt, Goa, India. Focused entirely on the Indian jewelry market and its dynamics, this national meet has become a benchmark among diamond and jewelry industry events.