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IGI to Partner with Dubai Gold and Jewelry Group on Retail Sales Seminars

International grading authority selected as knowledge partner for one of the world’s largest jewelry markets.

Dubai (August 11, 2021) — The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world’s largest independent gemological laboratory, has been designated as the knowledge partner for Dubai Gold and Jewelry Group’s “City of Gold” initiative starting immediately. In this capacity, the Institute will provide interactive seminars for industry professionals across a diverse range of topics to continue to elevate the market’s reputation as a powerhouse and trading hub of precious metals, stones and jewels. By providing its world class expertise to an epicenter of the trade, IGI continues to expand its reach as a global leader of education and thought leadership for jewelry and retail professionals.

“The Institute is honored to be a key stakeholder in the continued development of this emerging global jewelry market and values its partnership with Dubai Gold and Jewelry Group,” remarked IGI Dubai General Manager Shaunak Shastree. “This alliance is made up of influential organizations in Dubai, and IGI looks forward to contributing a series of enriching seminars for participants.”

Sessions led by the Institute will be available to jewelers and their retail staff under DGJG membership both online and in-person. Each seminar, led by IGI Dubai instructors, will last two to three hours. Topics for each forum will differ, with select subjects including: product and visual merchandising, jewelry designing, the allure of ruby, emerald and sapphire, differences between natural, synthetics and simulants, and more. With the Institute’s 45-year history as an industry leader, participants will have the opportunity to explore areas of interest with a refined perspective in an exclusive setting.

“As a global institute, IGI prioritizes the interconnection between different jewelry markets, and its commitment to Dubai strengthens the sector as a whole, said IGI CEO Roland Lorie. “This campaign will offer professionals and consumers in one of the most well-known regions the opportunity to develop their skills from a renowned grading authority, such as IGI.”

The classes are available now through next August and can be registered through DGJG. To learn more about IGI and the Institute’s offerings, please visit and

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About IGI

The International Gemological Institute (IGI) has 20 laboratories in all major diamond and jewelry centers around the world, as well as 14 education facilities. For 45 years, IGI has provided the fine jewelry community and consumers with a broad range of services including independent diamond grading reports, colored stone reports, identification and appraisal reports, diamond authentication and attestation of origin, laser inscription services, as well as the issuing of the traditional jewelry identification report. Regardless of location or marketplace, an authentic IGI Laboratory Report is the common language of trust and confidence in the gemological world.

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