IGI Moves to Expanded New York Offices and Gem Laboratory
NEW YORK, NY (March 15, 2023) – The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world’s largest independent gemological laboratory, is proud to announce the expansion and opening of their new state-of-the-art gemological laboratory and offices at the historic and sustainable building 545 Fifth Avenue. Built in 1897 as a hotel and later converted to offices in 1930, the neo-classical building is located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.
Occupying two floors and over 20,000 square feet, nearly double its previous office space, the new modern industrial IGI offices feature an open loft style with bright natural light.
“We built this new office for many reasons. The foremost is we wanted to provide our employees a place where they can come in every day and feel comfortable, happy and proud of the place where they work,” says Avi Levy, President of IGI North America. “At IGI we are doing a lot of great work servicing the industry at large, retailers and consumers. Our eye is looking to the future for growth, and we needed a space that could handle that. We are excited about this new office and to welcome customers to set appointments to visit.”
IGI CEO Roland Lorie continues, “Expanding our footprint in New York City is a strategic, customer-centric move to accommodate the tremendous growth in demand for IGI reports and services in the US and globally. Demand for IGI reports has more than tripled in the last three years and we are looking to build our team and attract the best talent for exponential growth in the years ahead.”
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The International Gemological Institute (IGI) has 20 laboratories and 14 education facilities in major diamond and jewelry centers around the world. For over 45 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. https://www.igi.org/
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