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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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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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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 Presents Seminars at HardRock Summit

Over 400 exhibitors gathered at the Colorado Convention Center, many for the second consecutive year, to take part in the only USA show to bring mineral & fossil dealers and jewelry & gemstone companies together under one roof.

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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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IGI certifies Guinness World Record 24,679-diamond ring

SWA Diamonds of India has produced a ring set with 24,697 diamonds, a new world record. Designed by Rijisha TV, a post graduate in lifestyle accessory design, from the National Institute of Design, the ring has been named ‘The Touch of Ami.’

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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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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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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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IGI and Lindsey Scoggins debut New Report Format

In response to a growing need for diamond screening in finished jewelry, IGI has launched a new Designer Appraisal Report. With more insurance companies requiring third-party appraisals for high-value articles, these independent reports will be useful protection for clients of quality-minded designers and brands.

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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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IGI becomes first Gem Lab to commit to Carbon Neutrality

IGI New York has become the first gemological institute to commit to carbon neutrality through association with SCS Global Services (SCS). Since 1984, SCS has been advancing sustainable development goals across multiple sectors, working with a number of prominent diamond and jewelry industry entities including the Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC) and Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), among others.

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See Metal I.D. Performed on an Antique Etruscan Necklace

Recently the IGI Lab in Shanghai received an antique Etruscan revival style necklace from the mid to late 19th century. When the necklace was submitted, IGI gemologists immediately understood the reason it was sent for identification: It seemed to weigh less than it should and, therefore, was suspected to be made of gilt copper, rather than gold.

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Happy International Women’s Day from IGI

International Women’s Day occurs annually on March 8. Celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women everywhere, it’s […]

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Here’s why pandemic engagements are soaring

A Brides.com wedding survey reports that 82% of couples say living through the pandemic has made them want to marry their significant other more. For many, it seems “for better or for worse” and “in sickness and in health” have taken on a whole new meaning.

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See IGI’s new Digital Report Platform

Shopping by computer and smartphone is on the rise, with no sign of stopping. In the interest of serving consumers and retailers alike, IGI recently introduced a new digital platform for loose or mounted diamonds, gemstones and jewelry items.

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IGI publishes ‘New Normal’ advice via JCK online

IGI has provided insight and advice to diamond, gem and jewelry industry professionals in tandem with JCK Online’s sponsored-content initiative: “Solving New Trends in the New Normal” addresses explosive growth in two disruptive industry areas.

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See IGI’s dynamic new Grading Report format

We are pleased to announce a new, elevated design for our identification and grading reports. This design update comes 45 years after our first Diamond report was issued in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1975.

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What are Hearts & Arrows diamonds?

Hearts & Arrows (H&A) diamonds are precisely cut to show kaleidoscopic patterns when seen in a special reflective viewer. Typically associated with Excellent-Ideal cuts of superior quality, fashioning the highest levels of H&A optical precision when working with the world’s hardest substance is an exacting process.

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