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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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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Lab Grown Diamond
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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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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IGI Graduation Ceremony

IGI Graduation Ceremony Held in Rome

Some of IGI’s newest graduates were honored with a diploma ceremony in the evocative, historically significant lecture hall of Sapienza University in Rome. Timed to follow a major international gemological conference at the same site, the ceremony united over 30 IGI students and instructors from various parts of Italy.

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Modi gifts IGI certified LG diamond to Jill Biden

IGI Certified Gemstone Gifted to Jill Biden by Narendra Modi

A 7.50 carat IGI certified lab-grown diamond recently made headlines around the world, when it was gifted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India to Jill Biden, First Lady of the United States. Manufactured in Surat, Modi’s gift stands out for its exceptional quality, environmentally conscious production methods and national symbolism

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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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Scenes from JCK

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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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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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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Watch! Video Shorts of Model Shoots from IGI D Show

Enjoy a series of video shorts featuring some of the beautiful jewelry models and dazzling adornments appearing at the first international IGI D Show this weekend at the Hilton Dubai, Al Habtoor City in Dubai, UAE.

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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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Webinar March 15

Register Now: Lab Grown Diamond Webinar, March 15

Join us March 15th at 2:00 pm ET for ‘Lab Grown Diamonds: What’s now? What’s new? What’s next?’ a webinar presented by IGI and THE MVEye, as part of National Jeweler’s Supplier Spotlight webinar series.

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Young students and parents

IGI Teaches Children About Gemstones

Students of the Eugenio Montale Institute in Italy participated in a series of learning sessions involving gemstones and human values. Gemologist Francesco Sequino added his professional experience and insight on behalf of the International Gemological Institute.

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