The IGI Expressions™ Jewelry Design Competition is now accepting submissions through December 31, 2022. The organizers granted this extension, recognizing how busy the jewelry industry becomes during the holiday season.
Donna Hourani’s exquisite jewelry has a focus on minimal, feminine designs that easily transition from day to night. Her journey to jewelry design included earning a BA in Interior Architecture and experience in both art and dance, as well as formal training in gemology.
Sheikha Dalia Zaal Al Maari is a Dubai based, Emirati artist and an alumni of the IGI School of Gemology, Middle East. Coming from a professional background in the Aviation & Tourism industries, Sheikha Dalia found her true calling in jewelry design.
It’s been over ten years since Varuna D Jani burst onto the Indian jewelry scene with a fresh, modern aesthetic. One thing hasn’t changed, though, and that is her quest to surprise and delight her customers from the moment they walk in through the door.
Chris Ploof specializes in unique, hand-forged pieces made with distinctive metals paired with the ancient art of Mokume Gane. Each of the rings he creates boasts its own unique pattern. His pendants, bracelets, earrings and other accessories represent an array of distinctive, sustainable choices for modern jewelry lovers.
IGI is again calling upon the world’s creatives to step forward and contribute. Starting next week submissions will be accepted for the 2022 IGI Expressions™ Jewelry Excellence Awards. Provided free of charge, this opportunity to share and celebrate talent is open to jewelers, designers, students, teachers, and fans alike.
The IGI GemBlog has earned a top position among thousands of blogs and websites, ranked by traffic, social media followers, domain authority & freshness according to Feedspot, the internet's largest human-curated database of bloggers.
IGI has partnered with Luxus, a new platform permitting people to invest in a “best in class” selection of precious gems, high jewelry and rare watches. The institute will serve as Luxus' independent valuation partner, setting the value of pieces listed on the platform.
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."
Calling all rebels with a cause: London-based jeweler CHELSEA ROCKS has launched a competition inviting creative university students around the world to design a lapel pin incorporating lab grown diamonds as a symbol of generational expression, societal comment or social activism.
As people across America celebrate their Independence Day, we'd like to celebrate these distinctive diamonds in Fancy Red, White and Vivid Blue. Each one appeared separately in IGI GemBlog posts during the past year. Today we'll revisit them together.
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.