FAQs, advice and education from from IGI Worldwide
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Thousands of years ago in southwest Africa a party of Nama People discovered a field of odd iron fragments to use in tools and weapons. Imagine their shock if they were told those fragments had come from the very stars they worshipped.
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Crack! Fracture! Cleavage! Gletz! These words are used to describe one of mother nature’s most common clarity characteristics. The feather. The dreaded feather. That notorious, ticking-time-bomb that could cause your diamond to EXPLODE!
The three largest diamonds ever found on planet Earth are under the control of three notable icons. So, where did they come from? How much did they cost? Where are they now? Take a look at three of the most unique and spectacular diamond crystals ever unearthed.
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You just had a wonderful night on the town. Happy, but exhausted, you set your rings and jewelry aside for the night. STOP...
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Florida adopted the moonstone as it's state gem in 1970. But our ancestors believed they could touch the moon long before humans ever traveled to outer space.
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Once upon a time… A lonely rough diamond met another. The two began growing together. For countless ages they shared their lattices, twinning happily with each other until they were…
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You’ve found the perfect partner and want to propose. Wonderful! Now you need a symbol of affection and connection. A symbol of your glorious lives together. A physical reminder of…
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History’s most famous black-diamonds may be those included in the Fantasy Bra worn by Adriana Lima at the 2008 Victoria’s Secret fashion show.. That's perfectly fitting, since black-diamonds have a “Secret” of their own, as we will reveal below...
From the beginning, the International Gemological Institute has had total commitment to understanding consumer concerns. So it’s appropriate, at the beginning of 2020, that we are launching another means of…