Industry News: IGI Uncovers Largest Misrepresented Lab Grown Diamond

A 6.18 carat loose, round brilliant cut diamond submitted to IGI's Thailand laboratory for verification purposes was discovered to be laboratory grown, despite the fact that it was accompanied by a natural diamond grading report.

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Watch: Sustainable Diamonds Session with SCS Global and IGI

Join IGI North American President Avi Levy and Executive Vice President of SCS Global Services Stanley Mathuram for new information on sustainability certification for natural and lab grown diamonds. Registration link inside.

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IGI becomes first Gem Lab to commit to Carbon Neutrality
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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, joining the Responsible Jewelry Council, International Precious Metals Institute and Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance in this association with sustainability specialists, SCS Global Services.

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Home Jewelry Cleaning – Seven Steps to Sparkle

First things first: A friendly reminder not to expose your gemstone jewelry to mechanical cleaners. Traditional oil treatments can be driven out, dulling transparency or color, and many gems can crack or shatter when exposed to sudden temperature changes or ultrasonic bubble implosions. Use these SEVEN STEPS TO SUCCESS for safe home cleaning.

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Gulf News Touts IGI Certified Diamond Coins
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Gulf News Touts IGI Certified Diamond Coins

Gulf News, the most visited news website in the UAE, has published coverage of IGI's certification of the world's only market traded diamond commodity - the Diamond Standard Coin (DSC).…

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IGI Expands into Egypt

IGI has begun providing retail sales training programs and accredited training courses for jewelry professionals in Egypt. The institute’s debut there was announced in a Cairo hotel at an Iftar…

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Christie’s May Jewelry Auctions rake in $140 million
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Christie’s May Jewelry Auctions rake in $140 million

From Switzerland to Hong Kong, Christie's Magnificent Jewels auctions have had a merry month of May, posting record sales of diamonds and iconic jewelry creations, with results from Hong Kong exceeding those of any Christie's jewelry sale for the past four years.

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See Rock Stars from the Argyle Diamond Tender’s Farewell Tour
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See Rock Stars from the Argyle Diamond Tender’s Farewell Tour

The Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender has historically showcased the pinnacle of the Argyle Diamond mine's production. With the mine's closure last year the final collection to be offered has now been announced and includes the largest Fancy Intense Pink diamond ever offered at the Tender.

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ALROSA to invest $60M in Social and Economic Development for Yakutia
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ALROSA to invest $60M in Social and Economic Development for Yakutia

Russia has the most diamond resources of any country in the world. The world's largest miner, ALROSA, has a history of ensuring that those buried treasures create a two-way revenue stream to benefits the indigenous people. Yesterday they raised the bar again.

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Princess Secrets – REVEALED
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Princess Secrets – REVEALED

Under store spotlights one princess can sizzle with electric white scintillation, while a second princess boils with big, colorful flashes. Others fall somewhere between. Why the differences? The secret is revealed within.

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