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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Rapaport GemTalks with IGI

Join IGI & Rapaport May 15 for ‘Seeing the Light:’ All about light performance in diamonds

Following the recent launch of IGI’s new science-based Light Performance Reports for round brilliant diamonds John Pollard, Senior Director of Education for IGI, and Garry Holloway, developer of the Ideal-Scope, will speak with Rapaport’s Leah Meirovich about what light performance is, how it can add value beyond the 4Cs, and why light performance reports can be helpful for selling diamonds.

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Polish Students at IGI Antwerp

IGI Provides Customized Instruction for Polish Students

For the first time, IGI is instructing a private diamond course to 12 members of the Polish Association of Jewelry Appraisers, Stowarzyszenie Rzeczoznawców Jubilerskich (SRJ). The students are jewelers, dealers and enthusiasts who wish to sharpen their skills at expert analysis and accurate grading of diamonds.

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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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Exceptional Fancy Vivid Pink diamond ring

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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Platinum diamond ring

Platinum’s White Wave

If you follow fashion at all, you can’t help but notice the plethora of white metallics that have come down the runways – whether its clothes, handbags, shoes or accessories the white wave is here.

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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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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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Lab Grown Diamond
Lab Grown Diamond Wafer

Lab Grown Diamonds To Power Computers and Cars?

In November, 2023, Diamond Foundry (DF) produced the world’s first 100mm single-crystal diamond wafer. However their end-game has nothing to […]

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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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TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma Diamant d’Avant-Garde

See TAG Heuer’s Lab Grown “Diamond Anniversary” Timepiece

Last year TAG Heuer introduced a forward-thinking Carrera Plasma timepiece, adorning the traditional design with modern pink lab-grown diamonds. This year, in celebration of the Carrera’s 60th anniversary – also known as the diamond anniversary – TAG Heuer created a new version of the timepiece featuring 15.5 carats of colorless lab grown diamonds.

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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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The Importance Of IGI

Did You Know? The Vital Role of IGI

First published in National Jeweler. Over the past 10 years the diamond and jewelry industry has evolved at a dizzying […]

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Page and Lussier

Prager replaces Lussier as NDC Chair

David Prager, Chief Brand Officer of De Beers is taking on the role of Chairman at the Natural Diamond Council (NDC). He replaces outgoing Chairman and Director Stephen Lussier, one of the NDC’s co-founders.

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Single Stone Repurposes Vintage Diamonds for a New Life

There’s been a lot of excitement around vintage these days. Celebrities are showing up on the red carpet in vintage […]

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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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Swarovski diamonds on black background

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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