IGI Unveils New Grading Report Design
Institute premieres modernized report style with enhanced security features
Antwerp, Belgium (September 21, 2020) — Today, the International Gemological Institute (IGI) announced a new, elevated design for its identification and grading reports that will debut in October of this year. This stationery format will be applied to IGI’s Natural Diamond, Colored Stone and Jewelry reports, giving all three a more dynamic look for the Institute’s customers.
IGI’s design update comes 45 years after the Institute issued its first Diamond report in Antwerp, Belgium in 1975. Established in 18 cities globally, IGI distributes thousands of reports daily to manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and private consumers alike.
“We believe in the prosperity of the jewelry market and felt that there was no time like the present to reveal a new look,” stated IGI CEO Roland Lorie. “The Institute strives to be a revolutionary leader for the industry — from technology implementation, timely design changes and creating innovative service offerings — and provide services and offerings that are beneficial to the industry and diamond dealers around the world.
In addition to refreshing the design, sophisticated, protective features have been added to the report, as well as the IGI seal, to ensure maximum levels of security. CertieyeÔ is a unique tamper evident security label that authenticates the IGI seal in real time. Traditionally vertical, the certificates will now be printed horizontally on a tearless paper that increases durability. These changes work together to make IGI reports easier to read for the end consumer and have been adapted to encompass decades of excellence from the IGI team.
“We are pleased to hear such a positive reaction from IGI customers about the rollout of these new certificates,” said Lorie. “By evolving the design, we are continuing to provide industry-leading certification and grading while also creating a fresh look, ensuring more efficient service and maximizing security for hassle-free retail operations.”
For more information on IGI and the new report, please visit www.igi.org. Current customers can find options on the website to replace their original certificates with the updated design.
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) operates 18 laboratory locations around the world grading finished jewelry, natural diamonds, lab-grown diamonds and gemstones – and 14 schools of gemology graduating thousands of new jewelry professionals annually. For over 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.