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IGI Launches Same-Day Diamond Verification Program for DMIA Members

New York, NY (January 9, 2024) – The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world’s largest independent gemological laboratory, and the Diamond Manufacturers and Importers Association (DMIA), the leading nonprofit diamond industry organization that stands at the forefront in addressing domestic and global diamond industry issues, have joined forces to introduce a same-day diamond verification initiative initially for DMIA members. Once established, IGI will be offering this to additional groups in the diamond industry.

The diamond verification service, developed by IGI in collaboration with DMIA, ensures a same-day, expedited turnaround time for both single stones and parcels. DMIA members can access the service by completing a submission form, available through the organization or at the IGI intake counter in their offices located at 545 Fifth Avenue, 11th Floor. 

A special meeting hosted by DMIA to take place on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, to formally announce the launch of this innovative initiative and other new DMIA programs. Representatives from IGI will present the same-day verification service program alongside the DMIA Diamond Integrity Committee (DDIC) to provide comprehensive details and address queries from members.

“Ensuring the authenticity of diamonds is crucial and our partnership with DMIA allows us to offer a sought after, same-day verification service. This collaboration highlights the commitment of IGI and DMIA to uphold industry standards,” states Avi Levy, President of IGI North America. 

Stuart Samuels, President of DMIA adds, “We cannot overstate the importance of diamond verification in order to protect the integrity of the natural diamond industry and the reputation of each of our members.” 

To learn more about IGI and other offerings, visit

For more about DMIA membership and the upcoming meeting, visit 

About IGI

The International Gemological Institute (IGI), a Blackstone portfolio company, IGI has 30 laboratories and 19 education facilities in major diamond and jewelry centers around the world. For close to 50 years, 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.

Media Contacts:

IGI North America – Director of Marketing
Susan Baughman
+ 1 440-263-2257

Public Relations 
Jen Cullen Williams
+1 562-382-3802

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