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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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IGI featured on ‘My Favorite Things’ podcast
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IGI featured on ‘My Favorite Things’ podcast

Diamond lover Joanna Park-Tonks founded CHELSEA ROCKS to deliver 'the creme de la creme of laboratory grown diamonds.' Offered as an alternative to natural diamonds, the London-based company sells 18…

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ALROSA is Enjoying a Spectacular 2021
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ALROSA is Enjoying a Spectacular 2021

The start of their spectacular ride actually started 10 months ago, in August 2020. Since then, ALROSA's steady upwards journey reflects a worldwide return to diamonds and jewelry in all sectors from mining and tenders, to polishing, distribution and sales.

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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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