IGI has named John Pollard Senior Director of Education. In this newly created role he will oversee and expand the institute’s educational offerings, currently taught at 14 schools of gemology around the world.
IGI recently analyzed and graded a 6.18 carat round brilliant-cut, loose stone and established it was a lab-grown diamond. The stone was submitted for verification purposes, and came with a certificate that stated it was a natural diamond.
For over 45 years IGI has been a global jewelry certification and grading authority. IGI New York has extended that leadership by becoming the first gemological laboratory to commit to carbon neutral certification.