What We Do

International Gemological Institute (IGI) primarily focuses on two key areas in the diamond and gemstone industry:

1. Grading and Certification:

  • IGI is a renowned gemological laboratory that provides independent grading reports for diamonds, colored gemstones, and jewelry. These reports analyze and certify the characteristics of these stones using internationally recognized standards, including the 4Cs for diamonds (Color, Cut, Clarity, and Carat weight).
  • IGI reports offer transparency and assurance to consumers and professionals by providing an unbiased assessment of a gem’s quality and authenticity.

2. Gemological Education:

  • IGI offers a comprehensive range of gemological education resources for both aspiring professionals and curious consumers. They provide:
    • In-person and online courses: These courses cover various topics like diamond grading, colored gemstone identification, jewelry manufacturing, and ethical sourcing.
    • Workshops: Intensive, hands-on workshops focusing on specific topics like colored gemstones.
    • Free eLearning content: Educational articles, infographics, and videos on various gemological topics.
  • This education empowers individuals with the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions regarding diamond and gemstone purchases, navigate the industry, and potentially pursue careers in gemology.

In summary, IGI serves as a trusted institution within the diamond and gemstone industry, offering grading and certification services to ensure transparency and educational resources to empower individuals with knowledge and expertise.