Join us March 15th at 2:00 pm ET for ‘Lab Grown Diamonds: What’s now? What’s new? What’s next?’ a webinar presented by IGI and THE MVEye, as part of National Jeweler’s Supplier Spotlight webinar series.
Lab grown diamonds continue to be a hot topic in the industry. IGI was the pioneer of lab grown diamond grading in 2005, the first to instruct lab grown diamond education in its schools of gemology and is the first institute to hold ISO grading accreditation for both natural and lab grown diamonds. THE MVEye publishes a weekly subscription report providing real time analysis, insight and historical trends in the global lab-grown diamond market.
This webinar will address the latest developments, market trends and potential disruptors. The presentation will last 30 minutes, with time for questions & answers afterward.
John Pollard is Senior Director of Education for IGI, overseeing the institute’s education and diploma programs instructed at 14 schools of gemology around the world, and instructing new eLearning courses, tutorials, and seminars to IGI clients in all industry sectors, including leading luxury brands. As a consultant for diamond producers, sellers, and grading laboratories on three continents, he has presented seminars for JCK Las Vegas, the American Gem Society Conclave, the Gemological Institute of America Alumni Association, and conferences in Beijing and Shanghai, China. Since 2005 he has held management roles with companies in traditional and eCommerce channels specializing in diamond cut quality, educating thousands of industry professionals and consumers alike.
Marty Hurwitz became a third-generation jewelry retailer when he partnered with a childhood friend in a store in 1984. He founded MVI Marketing LLC (THE MVEye) in 1989, together with his wife Liz Chatelain, and grew THE MVEye into an internationally recognized organization. THE MVEye provides consumer and trade market research along with strategic consulting services to a global client list in the gem, jewelry and watch industries. In 2004 THE MVEye completed its first consumer research study on awareness and acceptance of lab-grown diamonds. Each year since, THE MVEye has monitored the progress of the lab-grown diamond category with consumers and trade organizations globally. Marty Hurwitz is a subject matter expert on lab-grown diamonds and the technologies and processes currently operating and in development in the prime growing sectors. He also publishes the highly regarded Lab-Grown Diamond Market Intel Report.