Todd Powell

Todd Pownell on Pin Setting Diamonds

Hand-fabricating jewelry in his Cleveland, Ohio studio, designer Todd Pownell is always thinking of new ways to set stones. His recent inspiration comes from loose diamonds. “I’m inspired by those little parcels that hold diamonds,” comments Pownell.

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Tiffany & Company

‘With Love, Since 1837’ Honors Tiffany & Co. Origins

Tiffany & Co. has unveiled a fresh campaign celebrating its long history and the captivating narratives behind its renowned collections. “With Love, Since 1837” is a nod to the company’s start, founded in New York City by Charles Lewis Tiffany in 1837.

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The Five Most Coveted Jewels at May’s Phillips Geneva Auction

The Phillips Geneva Auction will showcase five highly coveted and colorful diamonds, expected to fetch record-breaking prices.

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Five Trailblazing Jewelry Designers for International Women’s Day

Today we reflect on some past pioneers who redefined the boundaries of craftsmanship and artistic expression in the world of jewelry, leaving behind a legacy of innovation, elegance, and timeless beauty – and smashing through the glass ceiling on behalf of women everywhere.

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We Dream in Colour

Celebrating 10 Brilliant Designers in Black History Month

From cherished heirlooms steeped in family history to the everyday necklace that becomes a personal talisman, jewelry possesses a remarkable […]

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IGI Expressions

IGI Expressions Surges to Over 1,000 Entries from 40 Countries

IGI Expressions, the free jewelry design competition hosted by IGI, has attracted 1,141 unique entries, the highest total by far. The submissions period, which ended on January 31, was extended by a week due to surging popular demand.

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Cartier

Richemont Reports Surging 4Q Jewelry Sales

Richemont’s best performing division was jewelry during the the last quarter of 2023. Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Buccellati collectively experienced a 6% year-on-year increase in sales, reaching $4.31 billion for the three months ending December 31.

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Surat Diamond Bourse

Surat Diamond Bourse Surpasses the Pentagon in Size

On December 17th Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India officially inaugurated the Surat Diamond Bourse in the state of Gujarat, India. Boasting a constructed area of 6.6 million square feet, the Surat bourse becomes the world’s largest office complex, surpassing Washington D.C.’s Pentagon which opened 80 years ago and covers 6.5 million square feet.

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Chris Ploof

Mokume Gane: From Swords to Jewelry

An ancient Japanese sword making technique, Mokume Gane, has become a uniquely modern jewelry making process.

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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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California Sunset Diamond Earrings

Christie’s to Auction $12M Earrings

Leading the upcoming Christie’s sale in New York is a pair of exquisite fancy vivid orange-yellow diamond earrings, set to […]

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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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74 ct Diamond Necklace Headlines HK’s Magnificent Jewels Auction

See the internally flawless fancy vivid yellow diamond set in a diamond studded necklace that will headline Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction this weekend, with a high estimate of $5.1 million USD, and more popular lots.

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Sapphire, Ruby & Diamond Rings Lead Bonham’s Auction

A Ruser ring with a 21.15 carat sapphire and diamond side stones set in platinum surpassed its pre-sale estimate by four times, commanding $127,500 when the gavel fell at Bonham’s California Jewels auction in Los Angeles.

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The Unique Beauty of Inclusions

It all started in 2008/2009 when the global economy went into a downward spiral that launched a new jewelry trend. Many people were unemployed and those who were employed chose to wear jewelry that was more understated. Enter the highly included diamond.

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5 Must-See High Jewelry Collections From Paris Couture Week

Every year, while Americans are celebrating the Fourth of July over fireworks, sparklers of an entirely different variety descend on Paris around the same time. Known as Paris Couture Week, this important summertime event is when some of the most influential fine jewelry houses unveil their high jewelry collections to buyers, press and other VIPs.

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Blue Sapphire

$1M ‘Royal Sapphire’ helps Christie’s to $12M total in Paris

A vintage sapphire weighing 7.58 carats, previously connected with a royal family, sold for more than three times its low valuation, helping Christie’s fetch a record-setting $12.03 million – well exceeding the sale’s $9.8 million upper presale estimate.

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IGI Returns to Jewelry Shanghai 2023

IGI China returned to the stage at Jewelry Shanghai 2023 after a three-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic. The institute showcased the latest developments in the lab-grown diamond sector, all categories of IGI reports, and hosted a thought-leadership seminar.

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18th Century King George III Medallion To Be Auctioned

A 234 year old diamond, ruby and emerald crowned medallion/locket, containing locks of both King George III and Queen Charlotte’s hair, will be offered at auction during Christie’s Classic Week in London, June 30th – July 14.

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CNBC India

IGI Addresses Diamond Industry Developments on CNBC India

During the first international version of the IGI D Show in Dubai, May 5-7, 2023, CNBC India’s Manisha Gupta discussed diamond industry developments with IGI Global CEO Roland Lorie, and Tehmasp Printer, President of IGI India.

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