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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IGI Resumes Diploma Programs in Turkey

IGI has resumed classes in Istanbul, again providing Middle East residents with training and paths to careers in the diamond, gem, and jewelry industry. Students from Turkey, Syria, and Iran attended the first classes to recommence last month.

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Scenes from JCK

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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Gemologist Studying Diamonds

Inclusions Seen in Lab Grown Diamonds

There are two sophisticated ways of producing lab-grown diamonds. One process assembles the diamond in vertical layers and the other uses a metal catalyst to dissolve carbon. These different approaches produce inclusions which differ from those seen in natural diamonds.

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Happy New Year wishes from IGI around the world

Around the world, IGI welcomes the arrival of New Year’s Day over a period of 16 hours. As we celebrate from one location to the next and the next – stepping into the new year with anticipation, excitement and hope – we share this collection of positive expressions and sentiments.

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Video: ‘Behind The Scenes’ with IGI at NYC Jewelry Week

IGI provided a ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour to attendees of last month’s NYC Jewelry Week in Manhattan, showcasing the institute’s grading and appraisal processes for diamonds, gemstones, and jewelry.

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IGI Now Issuing Cut Grade for Fancy Shapes

IGI has added a grade for cut to fancy shape diamond reports. In addition to traditional polish and symmetry analysis, the institute is now assessing the influence cut quality has on light behavior seen in shapes other than round.

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IGI and Luxus Become Valuation and Content Partners

IGI has partnered with Luxus, a new platform permitting people to invest in a “best in class” selection of precious gems, high jewelry and rare watches. The institute will serve as Luxus’ independent valuation partner, setting the value of pieces listed on the platform. 

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Minneapolis Convention Center

IGI Presents Seminars at RJO Minneapolis

Representatives from more than 300 independent jewelry stores around the United States gathered at the Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota last weekend for the biannual Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO) Show.

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Market by Macy's

Macy’s Opening More Small Stores

With sales at smaller stores exceeding expectations in the fourth quarter of 2021, Macy’s will be opening another 10 off-mall locations in the next year, to include new Market by Macy’s and Macy’s Backstage stores, as well as Bloomie’s and Bloomingdale’s outlet stores.

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The Zoe Report Quotes IGI on Sustainability

The Zoe Report (TZR), one of BDG’s brands which collectively reach over 100 million readers per month, recently cited input from IGI on sustainability in the diamond and jewelry industry.

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Lady Shopping

How to Buy Diamond Jewelry in 2022

Many things have evolved or changed since the turn of the century, and especially in the last 2 years. These changes have impacted many aspects of life, including how we interact and how we buy things.

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Lab Grown Rough Diamonds

Meylor Produces World Record 150 & 141ct Lab Grown Rough Diamonds

IGI has analyzed world record setting 150.42 and 141.48 carat lab grown diamond crystals produced by Meylor Global. These crystals smash the previous world record of 115 carats, also set by Meylor Global in September, 2020.

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Happy New Year sentiments from IGI around the world

Around the world, IGI welcomes the arrival of New Year’s Day over a period of 16 hours. As we celebrate from one location to the next and the next – we like to share this collection of positive expressions and sentiments.

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Fancy Colored Lab Grown Diamonds

See Fantastic Fancy Colored Lab Grown Diamonds

As lab grown producers continue to sharpen their skills we are seeing quality advancements in many areas, including fancy colors. This video compilation features a visual buffet of lab grown diamonds, recently submitted to IGI North America for grading.

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IGI Ribbon Cutting

IGI Expands Capacity with New Mumbai Offices

IGI is expanding its operations at the Bharat Diamond Bourse in Mumbai, India. The institute will continue providing full-fledged sorting and screening services from a new facility which will handle greater capacity.

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Bloomberg TV

Watch: IGI-graded Diamonds featured on Bloomberg.

Earlier this year Diamond Standard and IGI received regulatory approval to offer the world’s only market-traded diamond commodity. On August 20 Bloomberg’s Alix Steel interviewed Cormac Kinney, Diamond Standard’s Founder and CEO about the Diamond Standard Coin.

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IGI and University of Naples Federico II to present in Italy on July 22

The International Gemological Institute and the University of Naples Federico II, the oldest public non-sectarian university in the world, will collaborate on a presentation at the 3rd National Diamond and Colored Gems Conference in Bari, Italy on Thursday, July 22.

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IGI Gemologists tell your diamond's story with certification and grading

Watch ‘Your Diamond Story’ video from IGI

A diamond’s journey through our laboratory is one of sophisticated assessment and analysis. From intake through inscription, every step is performed with careful attention to detail and thorough, transparent reporting. See how Your Diamond Story may be told to the world with confidence, in this descriptive video.

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heart shaped lab grown diamond

IGI Certifies 10 carat Heart Shaped Lab Grown Diamond

IGI’s laboratory in Mumbai, India, recently graded a large, heart shaped laboratory grown diamond. The choice of fancy shape, top color grade and exceptional craftsmanship combine to make this large, heart-shaped specimen unique.

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Harvard Magazine reports on IGI Certified Aether Diamonds

Harvard Magazine, a publication founded by university alumni more than 100 years ago, recently published a piece covering Aether Diamonds, a company founded by 2011 Harvard University graduate Bob Hagemann which uses IGI’s certification services.

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IGI featured on My Favorite Things podcast

Diamond lover Joanna Park-Tonks founded CHELSEA ROCKS to deliver ‘the creme de la creme of laboratory grown diamonds.’ Offered as […]

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