The art of diamond grading

Video: The Art of Diamond Grading at IGI

Since the 15th century the diamond ring has been the celebrated symbol of faithfulness, love and commitment. Starting in 1975, when IGI was first established in Antwerp, the world capital of diamonds, we have analyzed countless gemstones with meticulous care – as we recognize and respect the emotional importance each diamond we grade may have as it moves on to become someone’s cherished forever-treasure.

We hope you enjoy this short video showcasing the various stages of analysis, grading and teaching at the International Gemological Institute.


About IGI

IGI has 20 laboratories and 14 education facilities in major diamond and jewelry centers around the world. Since 1975, IGI has provided the fine jewelry community and consumers with a broad range of services including natural and laboratory grown diamond reports, colored stone grading and origin reports, as well as jewelry identification and appraisal reports. With the increase of lab grown diamonds in the marketplace, IGI screens millions of natural and lab grown diamonds in order for the industry and consumers to receive the product they expect.

Regardless of location or marketplace, an authentic IGI Laboratory Report is the common language of trust and confidence in the gemological world.

John Pollard

John Pollard is Senior Director of Education for IGI, overseeing and expanding the institute’s traditional educational offerings and diploma programs, instructed at 14 schools of gemology around the world, along with customized eLearning courses, tutorials, seminars, and webinars for IGI clients across all sectors, including leading luxury brands.

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