Year of the Dragon

Enter the Dragon

As the Lunar New Year arrives, millions around the world celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Wood Dragon in 2024. This auspicious occasion, deeply rooted in tradition and culture, brings with it a sense of renewal, hope, and prosperity for the months ahead.

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Lab Grown Diamond
Season's Greetings

Season’s Greetings from Our IGI Family to Yours

As the year draws to a close many will gather at home, spending time with those we cherish, and those who cherish us. These gatherings will occur around the world, spanning many geographies, languages and cultures.

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Earrings

‘Hold on…’ Phil Collins’ Ex-Wife Auctioning His Piano, Jewelry & More

Orianne Cevey, the former wife of rock legend Phil Collins, is set to auction items from the singer’s valuable collection, […]

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Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali 2023 from IGI

IGI wishes a joyful Diwali to everyone celebrating, Nov 12-16. Diwali, the festival of lights, is India’s largest and most […]

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11.28 carat ‘Infinite Blue’ Diamond could sell for $37 Million

On October 5 Sotheby’s Hong Kong will present the 11.28 carat “Infinite Blue” diamond, with a low pre-sale estimate of $26 million, and high estimate of $37 million. The final carat weight, ending in “8,” was deliberately planned, as it’s considered highly auspicious in Asian culture.

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Adieu Gabi ~ Our Diamond World Loses A Giant

Sir Gabriel (Gabi) Tolkowsky, one of the most accomplished diamond cutters of all time, has passed away at the age of 84. Knighted by the Belgian government in 2002 for service and contributions to the jewelry industry, Sir Gabi was trusted with cutting some of the world’s most iconic diamonds.

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IGI Certifies Historic 50.25 carat Lab Grown Diamond

Just days after certifying a record-setting 35 carat lab grown diamond, IGI has certified a 50.25 carat specimen measuring 22.95 x 18.45 x 11.57 millimeters – the first lab grown diamond to surpass the significant “half-century” mark in carat weight.

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IGI Certifies 35.00 carat Lab Grown Diamond

IGI has analyzed and graded a 35.00 carat laboratory grown diamond measuring 23.37 x 15.24 x 9.06 millimeters, the largest to date. Produced by Maitri Lab Grown Diamonds (Maitri), the new record holder was grown using the Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) process.

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Join IGI at JCK Las Vegas – Daily Schedule

Take note of IGI’s daily schedule for the upcoming JCK show, where we will offer onsite diamond screening and grading, provide education at two “JCK Talks” sessions, conduct demos and host happy hours daily, and provide information to attendees at two separate booth locations.

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Feriel Zerouki

World Diamond Council Elects First Woman President

Feriel Zerouki, a trailblazer in the diamond industry, made history last week as she officially assumed the role of president of the World Diamond Council (WDC). She becomes the first woman to hold this highly regarded position.

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Attend IGI Education Sessions at JCK Las Vegas

JCK attendees are invited to join IGI for two educational sessions, Thursday at 5:00 and Saturday at 10:00, at the 2023 JCK Show in Las Vegas.

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David Gotlib Re-Elected as Chair of Antwerp Diamond Bourse

David Gotlib, a third-generation diamantaire, has been re-elected Chairman of the Antwerp Diamond Bourse, an organization that has promoted and safeguarded the interests of Antwerp’s diamond industry for the past 120 years.

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Laguna Blu Diamond

Bulgari Laguna Blu travels to Met Gala, then Auction

The 11.16 carat Bulgari Laguna Blu, the most valuable gemstone ever sold by Bulgari, will go to auction in Geneva May 12, with a pre-sale estimate of more than $25 million. With this announcement, Sotheby’s is poised to complete a trifecta of extraordinary, record breaking colored stone sales.

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Tiffany & Co. Reopens New York ‘Landmark’ on Fifth Avenue

Tiffany & Co. has made a comeback in New York after four years of construction and relocation, and will open to the public tomorrow, with a number of changes. The Fifth Ave location is now called “The Landmark,” setting it apart from other locations.

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Record Setting 116 carat Tsavorite Unveiled at Smithsonian

Last week the “Lion of Merelani,” a spectacular 116.76 carat tsavorite garnet, was unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. This exquisite gemstone has been recorded as the largest tsavorite ever cut in the United States and the largest precision-cut tsavorite in the world.

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108 carat Pink Diamond Discovered in Lesotho

A fancy intense pink rough diamond weighing 108.39 carats has been recovered in the Kingdom of Lesotho, at the Kao mine operated by Storm Mountain Diamonds. This rare Type IIa gemstone is one of the largest pink diamonds in history to have been recovered.

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IGI D Show

First International IGI D Show occurring in Dubai May 5-7

The first international edition of the popular IGI D Show will take place from May 5-7 in Dubai, UAE. Over 100,000 designs from 33 jewelry manufacturers will be on display for representatives from more than 150 prominent retail brands and chain stores.

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IGI GemBlog Climbs to Feedspot’s Top 5

The IGI GemBlog has improved its position among thousands of blogs and websites, ranked by traffic, social media followers, domain authority & freshness according to Feedspot, the internet’s largest human-curated database of bloggers.

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Christie’s $150M ‘Largest and most valuable collection’ to sell in May

Christie’s is preparing for what may be a record-breaking jewelry sale featuring The World of Heidi Horten, a two-part live auction boasting over 700 pieces of exquisite high jewelry from the estate of the late European collector.

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IGI Staff and Guests

IGI Expressions™ Showcase: Accessory Finalists

From a starting pool of more than 500 submissions, IGI is pleased to present the Accessory designs selected as finalists from the 2022 IGI Expressions™ Jewelry Design Competition.

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IGI Expressions™ Showcase: Statement Piece Finalists

From a starting pool of more than 500 submissions, IGI is pleased to present the Statement Piece designs selected as finalists from the 2022 IGI Expressions™ Jewelry Design Competition.

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IGI Expressions

IGI Expressions™ Showcase: Lightweight Jewelry Finalists

From a starting pool of more than 500 submissions, IGI is pleased to present the Lightweight Jewelry designs selected as finalists from the 2022 IGI Expressions™ Jewelry Design Competition.

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