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Colored Stones: All About Emerald, Birthstone of May

Emeralds, with their captivating green hue, have been cherished for thousands of years as one of the world’s most popular gemstones. These stunning gems are known for their vibrant color, unique clarity, and remarkable durability. From their formation within the Earth to their rich history and cultural significance, emeralds have captivated the hearts of gemstone enthusiasts and collectors alike.

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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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Pearl farm baskets

Colored Stones: All About Cultured Pearls

Unlike most gems, formed beneath the surface of the earth or in a laboratory, pearls are created by living organisms. And the reason pearls are available in abundance today is because the vast majority are “cultured” in pearl farms, guided by human assistance.

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FairMined Gold, Miners

Fairmined Gold – Building Community

When jewelry designer Dana Bronfman first started her eponymous business she was interested in learning more about ethics and sustainability…

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Peridot earrings

Colored Stones: All About Peridot

“Colored Stones: All About Peridot” provides an in-depth exploration of the vibrant green peridot gemstone. Discover its unique properties, historical significance, and geographical sources. Learn how to care for peridot jewelry and understand its value in the gemstone market. A must-read for gem enthusiasts and jewelry lovers alike.

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Rock Star

Colored Stones: All About Garnet – Rock Star of Gems

Alright, buckle up because we’re about to take a road trip on the gemstone bus to the land of garnets! If you imagine gemstones had personalities garnets would be the rock stars crashing around the stage. Garnet is truly the ‘wild child’ of gems!

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Aquamarine pendant

Colored Stones: All About Aquamarine

Once upon a time, in a mystical underwater kingdom, there lived a gemstone with the most enchanting tale to tell. This gem was none other than the illustrious aquamarine, an ancient treasure that has long captivated hearts and minds with its mesmerizing beauty and fascinating oceanic mythology.

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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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Leap Year Proposal

Leap Year Proposal Folklore and More

Leap year, the calendar’s quirky cousin, pops in every four years with the stealth of a ninja but the impact of a leapfrogging elephant.

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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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Coral

Precious Coral: What Is It?

Coral has been used in jewelry dating back to the ancient Romans, Etruscans and Egyptians, but did you know that there are over 7,300 species of coral? Of those, only ten are considered precious coral,

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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 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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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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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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