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Proposing this season? Arm yourself with information.

Proposal season in the USA runs from Thanksgiving to Valentine's Day. Of course suitors should choose the month and day best suited to their situation, but 40% of engagements normally occur between November and February. Prepare yourself with this information on recent trends, pricing and preparation.

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Read more about the article Harvard Magazine reports on IGI Certified Aether Diamonds
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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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Read more about the article 1,098 carat Diamond among Top Four Ever Discovered
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1,098 carat Diamond among Top Four Ever Discovered

The Jwaneng diamond mine has just produced the third-largest gem quality diamond ever found. This post will cover each of the top four diamonds ever unearthed, three of which have been found in Botswana.

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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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Read more about the article 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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Read more about the article World’s richest diamond mine ‘Goes Underground’
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World’s richest diamond mine ‘Goes Underground’

The legendary Jwaneng diamond mine, the world's richest by volume, will have its lifespan extended by 20 years in a joint venture by DeBeers' and the government of Botswana. The $6 billion expansion will see more than 224 miles of tunnels created underground.

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Read more about the article WIRED reports on IGI Certified Sky Diamond
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WIRED reports on IGI Certified Sky Diamond

WIRED, the popular tech-lovers' magazine which coined the term "crowdsourcing," just posted a piece about eco friendly products. "The best sustainable gear to save the planet," published on their UK…

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Read more about the article Christie’s will sell the Largest Diamond ever cut in Russia
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Christie’s will sell the Largest Diamond ever cut in Russia

Feast your eyes on this 100.94 Carat D Color, Internally Flawless masterpiece. The "Spectacle" diamond has been declared the largest ever polished in Russia and will be sold at the Christie's Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva on May 12.

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Read more about the article Three Fancy Vivid ‘Rock Stars’ sold by Christie’s
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Three Fancy Vivid ‘Rock Stars’ sold by Christie’s

"The Perfect Palette," a trio of fancy vivid colored diamonds sold in separate lots at Christie’s New York Magnificent Jewels auction, amassed a total of $8.4 million, cumulatively, after their gavels had fallen.

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Read more about the article Flawless purple pink Sakura could bring $25-38 million at auction
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Flawless purple pink Sakura could bring $25-38 million at auction

Natural pink diamonds are extremely rare. When discovered, only one in 10 weighs more than 0.20 carats. This year, as the annual cherry blossom season hits its peak, the 15.81 carat flawless, fancy vivid purple-pink Sakura Diamond will be the star of Christie's Hong Kong’s Magnificent Jewels sale.

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Read more about the article RJC and WDC join forces on Sustainability and Sourcing
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RJC and WDC join forces on Sustainability and Sourcing

The Responsible Jewellery Council and World Diamond Council have signed mutual codes of conduct, entering a partnership to advance and strengthen key United Nations' initiatives on responsible practices and sustainability.

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Read more about the article Gold and Time features IGI Design Contest Winners
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Gold and Time features IGI Design Contest Winners

The top winners of IGI's Jewel Jewelry Design Contest, which attracted over 700 submissions, have been featured in Gold and Time, the NEXO Group's digital platform for professional information on jewelry and watches, based in Madrid, Spain.

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What is Diamond ‘Quality?’

How do you define diamond quality? We value diamonds according to the 4Cs but the sticker price doesn't necessarily reflect quality. What are the fundamental reasons people cherish diamonds? What makes diamonds "great"?

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IGI Argyle Pink Program reported by Gold and Time

Gold and Time, the NEXO Group's digital platform for professional information on jewelry and watches, based in Madrid, Spain, recently reported on the IGI certified collection of pink diamonds unearthed…

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Read more about the article Rough Diamond Sales Continue Climbing
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Rough Diamond Sales Continue Climbing

Lucara, Lucapa, DeBeers, now Alrosa. Improving jewelry demand in the USA and China, coupled with low stock in the midstream, is credited for continued strong sales of rough diamonds through the first month of 2021.

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