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Dec 11, 2019
IGI Provides Sustainable and Secure Way to Purchase Rare & Valuable  Argyle Pink Diamonds

IGI Provides Sustainable and Secure Way to Purchase Rare & Valuable Argyle Pink Diamonds

 The International Gemological Institute (IGI), has joined forces with John Glajz, a Singapore-based authorized partner of Argyle Pink Diamonds for nearly 25 years, to certify these gems, which are some of the rarest in the world, creating The Collector’s Edition: An Exclusive Selection of Argyle Pink Diamonds. 

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Apr 11, 2019
This record-breaking perfume bottle is covered in 3,500 diamonds – and costs more than $1 million

This record-breaking perfume bottle is covered in 3,500 diamonds – and costs more than $1 million

A perfume bottle boasting more than 3,500 diamonds has been unveiled in Dubai. Called SHUMUKH, the perfume now holds the record for most diamonds set on a perfume bottle with 3,571.

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Jan 22, 2019
IGI TO HOLD FIRST JEWELRY DESIGN COURSE IN ANTWERP

IGI TO HOLD FIRST JEWELRY DESIGN COURSE IN ANTWERP

Due to continued popularity among students, the International Gemological Institute (IGI) will host its first Jewellery Design course in Antwerp this spring.

Historically offered in Shanghai, India and Dubai, the Antwerp offeri

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Sep 10, 2018
NDT'S RECORD-SETTING 10 CARAT LAB-GROWN FANCY INTENSE YELLOW DIAMOND TO DEBUT AT SEPTEMBER HONG KONG SHOW

NDT'S RECORD-SETTING 10 CARAT LAB-GROWN FANCY INTENSE YELLOW DIAMOND TO DEBUT AT SEPTEMBER HONG KONG SHOW

HONG KONG, Sept. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- New Diamond Technology (NDT) will showcase its 10.06 carat, SI Clarity HPHT, octagonal step cut Fancy Intense Yellow diamond at September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair (booth3B18, AWE Hall 3). 
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Jul 10, 2018
IGI ANNOUNCES NEW LABORATORY AND GEMOLOGY SCHOOL IN BENGALURU

IGI ANNOUNCES NEW LABORATORY AND GEMOLOGY SCHOOL IN BENGALURU

(IDEX Online) – The International Gemological Institute (IGI) will open its 13th branch in Bengaluru which will evaluate diamond jewelry as well as providing educational services in gemology. 
The Bengaluru branch complements IGI’

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Oct 23, 2017
IGI LAUNCHES PROGRESSIVE DIAMOND ID REPORT

IGI LAUNCHES PROGRESSIVE DIAMOND ID REPORT

Antwerp, Belgium (October 23, 2017) – The International Gemological Institute (IGI) today formally announced its diamond evaluation card – the Diamond ID report. Unlike other reports where the diamond is kept in a vault and the report in a

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Jun 19, 2017
IGI'S D'SHOW SETS NEW STANDARDS FOR NATIONAL BUYER SELLER MEETS

IGI'S D'SHOW SETS NEW STANDARDS FOR NATIONAL BUYER SELLER MEETS

International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world's largest independent gem certification and appraisal institute, hosted their 7thedition of the National Buyer-Seller Knowledge Meet which got together India’s finest jewellery craftsmen and va

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Jun 14, 2017
IGI LAUNCHES TWO ASSOCIATIONS

IGI LAUNCHES TWO ASSOCIATIONS

NAPLES (June 12, 2017) – The International Gemological Institute (IGI) will launch two new associations this week during a one-day workshop to update attendees on the technical and commercial impact on the jewelry industry, taking into considerat

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Mar 20, 2017
INTERNATIONAL GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE CERTIFICATION ENSURES AUTHENTICITY & ADDS ROCK-SOLID CONFIDENCE TO JEWELRY PURCHASES

INTERNATIONAL GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE CERTIFICATION ENSURES AUTHENTICITY & ADDS ROCK-SOLID CONFIDENCE TO JEWELRY PURCHASES

Buying a diamond engagement ring is one of the most important purchases in someone’s lifetime. It’s a choice everybody wants to get right the first time, especially because it’s not cheap. The average price of engagement rings hovers

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May 26, 2016
IGI HONG KONG CERTIFIES FOUR RECORD BREAKING LAB-GROWN STONES

IGI HONG KONG CERTIFIES FOUR RECORD BREAKING LAB-GROWN STONES

Marc Brauner, co-CEO IGI Worldwide, confirmed that the rapid technological advances being realized by New Diamond Technology (NDT) in the realm of growing diamond in a laboratory are phenomenal in all respects: size, clarity and color. These four stone

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Mar 16, 2016
IGI Hong Kong Certifies World's Largest and Rarest lab-grown Blue Stone

IGI Hong Kong Certifies World's Largest and Rarest lab-grown Blue Stone

New Diamond Technology (NDT), a leader in lab-grown diamonds will present an emerald-cut blue diamond, 5.03-carat, VS1 high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) type-IIb stone, certified, and with its beauty captured, by International Gemological Institut

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May 26, 2015
IGI Hong Kong Certifies Record-Breaking, World’s Largest Colorless Grown Diamond

IGI Hong Kong Certifies Record-Breaking, World’s Largest Colorless Grown Diamond

IGI Hong Kong reports that this week it certified what it believes is the world’s largest HPHT-grown colorless diamond, a 10.02 carat Square Emerald Cut. The stone was fashioned from a record-breaking, 32.26 Ct. piece of man-made rough, grown by

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Sep 02, 2014
IGI's D-Show Opens in Bangalore

IGI's D-Show Opens in Bangalore

The International Gemological Institute announced today its fourth IGI D-Show, held in Bengaluru’s Taj Westend, September 1 to 3. A unique buyer-seller knowledge event, the workshop is designed to facilitate better relations between retailers and

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May 22, 2014
IGI Certifies Magnum® Ice Cream Pendant

IGI Certifies Magnum® Ice Cream Pendant

In conjunction with the grand opening of the Magnum Pleasure Store in Antwerp’s World Diamond Center, the International Gemological Institute (IGI) certified and laser-inscribed a noteworthy jewel for the occasion – one highlighted within a

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Oct 30, 2013
IGI Seminar Examines Industry Challenges at the China Int'l Jewelry Fair

IGI Seminar Examines Industry Challenges at the China Int'l Jewelry Fair

"These are challenging times for the jewellery retail sector," says IGI Hong Kong based CEO Marc Brauner. "Many factors come into play, current economics, increasing number of retail outlets in China, improving knowledge of consumers, the advent of syn

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Oct 21, 2013
IGI Antwerp Announces Inaugural Workshop Week

IGI Antwerp Announces Inaugural Workshop Week

The five-day session is aimed at freshmen and alumni alike who wish to update their knowledge base and study the most cutting-edge developments in the gemological arena.

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Oct 07, 2013
Marc Brauner Addresses Issues With the Synthetic Diamond Market

Marc Brauner Addresses Issues With the Synthetic Diamond Market

In his second consecutive year speaking at the Rapaport International Diamond Conference, Marc Brauner, the co-CEO of the International Gemological Institute (IGI) Worldwide addressed the most pressing issue: synthetic diamonds and their diffusion into

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May 15, 2013
Marc Brauner Speaks On Jewelry Certification and Imaging

Marc Brauner Speaks On Jewelry Certification and Imaging

Marc Brauner, Co-CEO of IGI Worldwide gave a presentation at the International Colored Gem Association (ICA) Conference 2013, speaking on the topics of jewelry certification and imaging. Brauner covered two different areas: the difficulty of certifying

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Oct 16, 2012
IGI Presents Synthetic Diamonds Seminar in Dubai

IGI Presents Synthetic Diamonds Seminar in Dubai

Conducted by Marc Brauner, Co-CEO of IGI Worldwide, the session focussed on colourless and near colourless CVD stones, and the measures that industry members should take to intercept undisclosed synthetic diamonds.

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Sep 27, 2012
Marc Brauner Speaks at Rapaport Intl. Diamond Conference

Marc Brauner Speaks at Rapaport Intl. Diamond Conference

IGI co-CEO Marc Brauner addresses the issue of synthetic diamonds at the Rapaport International Diamond Conference in Mumbai and answers the question of whether these stones are a "trick" or a "treat" to the industry.

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May 30, 2012
Exposing the Fraudulent Undisclosed Synthetic Diamond Trail

Exposing the Fraudulent Undisclosed Synthetic Diamond Trail

The notorious undisclosed synthetic polished diamond parcel submitted to the International Gemological Institute (IGI) laboratory in Antwerp has catapulted to the top of the industry's concerns.

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May 21, 2012
Antwerp IGI Lab Discovers over 600 Undisclosed Synthetic Diamonds

Antwerp IGI Lab Discovers over 600 Undisclosed Synthetic Diamonds

Synthetics Specifically Made to Defraud — Industry Leadership Contemplating Strong Response.

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Oct 24, 2011
IGI’s Guadalajara Polished Diamond Course Hits Maximum Enrollment

IGI’s Guadalajara Polished Diamond Course Hits Maximum Enrollment

“We are excited to have had such success as a result of our continued focus in South America,” said IGI President and CEO Jerry Ehrenwald, G.G., A.S.A. “We look forward to furthering our commitment here and hosting this course for fut

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Sep 28, 2011
IGI Dubai conducts Gemology workshop for Afghan Jewelers

IGI Dubai conducts Gemology workshop for Afghan Jewelers

IGI recently conducted a practical course for DAI / ASMED, a USAID project aimed at the future development of the Gemstone Industry in Afghanistan, at the IGI School of Gemology in Dubai. For the first time ever, Afghan students travelled abroad in ord

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Aug 24, 2011
Buy $1M engagement ring from Costco?

Buy $1M engagement ring from Costco?

Costco is selling the 6.2-carat one-of-a-kind solitaire diamond ring, valued at $1,496,255 by the International Gemological Institute, only to members online for $1 million.

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Aug 01, 2011
IGI students shine at IIJW 2011

IGI students shine at IIJW 2011

International Gemological Institute is pleased to offer its students an industry-led platform to showcase their jewellery designs at the India International Jewellery Week 2011 (IIJW). The IIJW is an initiative to showcase India's finest jewellery desi

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Mar 14, 2011
IGI and CEEC to Establish Congo School of Gemology

IGI and CEEC to Establish Congo School of Gemology

“The establishment of a school of gemology is of paramount importance as it will provide the Congo diamond industry the necessary experts, professional support and instruction in order to contribute to improving the accuracy of the country's coll

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Feb 09, 2011
Gem laboratory to help Dubai sparkle

Gem laboratory to help Dubai sparkle

"It is very important to be here," said Roland Lorie, the chief executive of the International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world's largest diamond and gemstone certifier. "Dubai can go one step forward from being a jewellery seller, in the souqs,

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Feb 08, 2011
IGI opens its largest full-fledged diamond certifying lab and training institute in the Middle East at Almas Tower

IGI opens its largest full-fledged diamond certifying lab and training institute in the Middle East at Almas Tower

The sprawling 5000 square feet facility will host a diamond laboratory employing the latest technology in diamond grading; and certification of loose diamonds, diamond jewellery and coloured stones. It is also home to IGI School of Gemology, offering a

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Jan 12, 2011
Trade Group in India Awards IGI

Trade Group in India Awards IGI

The International Gemological Institute (IGI) was named the best gemstones testing lab for 2011 by the All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation.

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Dec 14, 2010
IGI Holds Inaugural Polished Diamond Grading Class in Greece

IGI Holds Inaugural Polished Diamond Grading Class in Greece

The six-day IGI Polished Diamond Grading Course was held November 14-19 in the center of Athens, at the Electra Palace Hotel, close to area jewelers and diamond dealers. Led by Jean-Mathieu Mangnay, IGI worldwide head of education, the course provided

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Nov 30, 2010
IGI Certifies Diamond-Encrusted Pen

IGI Certifies Diamond-Encrusted Pen

IGI certified a pen studded with thousands of diamonds that ultimately sold for 2.3 million rupees, or, over half a million U.S. dollars. The pen comprised of white gold and approximately 2,500 natural diamonds in colorless and fancy yellow, all graded

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Oct 16, 2010
Joyalukkas Announces New 'Shudh Diamonds' Collection Certified by IGI

Joyalukkas Announces New 'Shudh Diamonds' Collection Certified by IGI

The new collection was inaugurated by Mr Tehmasp Printer, Managing Director, IGI. On this occasion, he said ‘Joyalukkas has always been ahead in bringing out exclusive offers for their clients...we expect the customer soon to become very aware of

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Sep 23, 2010
IGI To Bring Diamond Grading Education and Full Gemological Services to Panama

IGI To Bring Diamond Grading Education and Full Gemological Services to Panama

The Institute, in conjunction with the Panama Diamond Exchange, is organizing a diamond grading seminar on Monday, October 25 for Panamanian jewelers to learn about state-of-the-art grading procedures and the importance of certification to retailers an

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Aug 06, 2010
IGI Graduates First Polished Diamond Grading Class from Fudan University

IGI Graduates First Polished Diamond Grading Class from Fudan University

IGI CEO Marc Brauner called the completion of the first class a significant milestone for both IGI and Fudan University’s Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts (SIVA). “At the diploma ceremony, many students asked when we would hold the next co

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Aug 05, 2010
IGI Organizes ‘Jewelers Meet’ and Opens State-of-the-art Lab in Chennai

IGI Organizes ‘Jewelers Meet’ and Opens State-of-the-art Lab in Chennai

As a follow up to the success of their ‘Satellite laboratory’ in Thrissur and mobile labs in the south, IGI opened its facility in Chennai and once again had the opportunity to interact with jewelers and retailers through its ‘Jeweler

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Jul 17, 2010
First IGI Polished Diamond Course in Lebanon

First IGI Polished Diamond Course in Lebanon

A 6-day diamond course kicked off in Biel, downtown Beirut, led by iGI Senior Instructor Jean-Mathieu Mangnay, and attended by trade professionals as well as diamonds and jewellery enthusiasts from Lebanon and abroad.

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Jul 13, 2010
IGI Announces 'Sales Development Program'

IGI Announces 'Sales Development Program'

The program focuses on product knowledge involving topics like identification of imitations and synthetics, types of jewelry, and branding and market trends. The course also sheds light on selling skills and management aspects.

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Apr 07, 2010
IGI Series Stresses Growth at Jewelry Shanghai 2010

IGI Series Stresses Growth at Jewelry Shanghai 2010

Speaking on the event, Marc Brauner, IGI's Hong Kong-based CEO, said growth will remain the overarching theme of China's jewelry consumer market for years to come. "I am sure many Chinese jewelers share our view on the benefits of investing in customer

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Apr 07, 2010
IGI Certifies the World’s Smallest Diamond

IGI Certifies the World’s Smallest Diamond

Bhavani Gems created a record of manufacturing the world’s smallest certified cut and polished diamond with 57 facets weighing just 0.0003 carat. On the occasion, Mr. Tehmasp Printer, Managing Director — IGI India said “Surat is alway

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Nov 06, 2009
IGI Brings Cutting-Edge Know-How to China's Jewellery Sector

IGI Brings Cutting-Edge Know-How to China's Jewellery Sector

International Gemological Institute (IGI) today held a seminar called "Your Clients of the Future and the Internet...Are You Ready?" at the annual China International Jewellery Fair 2009. Said IGI chief executive Marc Brauner, "The way consumers are sh

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