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Happy New Year expressions from IGI around the world
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Happy New Year expressions from IGI around the world

Around the world, IGI celebrated the arrival of New Year's Day over a period of 16 hours. As we celebrated from one location to the next and the next - stepping into January with anticipation and excitement - we thought it would be nice to start the new year with these positive expressions and sentiments.

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Some Clarity on Diamond Clarity

Nature's birthmarks? Or unsightly specks? What do you think? There are many different philosophies regarding natural diamond and gemstone clarity. What do you think? Should a diamond be allowed to have few blemishes, or should it be as clean as the pure driven snow?

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Update! Ohio Snowfall Brings Free Jewelry
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Update! Ohio Snowfall Brings Free Jewelry

With 5.5 inches of snow in Ohio on Christmas Day, 2020 is going out on a high note for about 500 jewelry buyers in Canfield, Ohio. The White Christmas triggers a "Snowfall Promotion" by Komara Jewelers clients who will now receive past-purchases for free.

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Free jewelry in Ohio if it snows on Christmas
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Free jewelry in Ohio if it snows on Christmas

Christmas Day flurries could bring free bling and an even happier holiday to 500 jewelry buyers in Ohio. If Mother Nature and Kris Kringle conspire to deliver just four-inches of White Christmas to the Cleveland area - a sugar-plum of a deal gets triggered.

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Enter to win $2,500 IGI Certified Diamond Studs

IGI recently debuted a holiday “Shop with Confidence” campaign. Unveiled on the famous NASDAQ billboard in Times Square, shoppers are encouraged to insist on IGI diamond & Jewelry grading reports when making holiday purchases.

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Christie’s Paris Auction dances its way to $5 Million
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Christie’s Paris Auction dances its way to $5 Million

Violaine d’Astorg of Christie's France touted the success of the Paris Jewels sale, which took place from November 24th to December 9th, noting that the results speak to the powerful attachment people continue to have with jewelry, despite the pandemic.

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IGI certifies Guinness World Record 12,638-diamond ring
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IGI certifies Guinness World Record 12,638-diamond ring

Renani Jewels and jewelry designer Harshit Bansal have earned the Guiness World Record title for setting 12,638 diamonds into a single wearable ring - smashing previous records by more than 4,800 stones.

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Ekati Mine has sold and will Restart in early 2021
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Ekati Mine has sold and will Restart in early 2021

America's neighbor to the north will resume some sparkle in early 2021. Canada's Ekati diamond mine, closed since March due to the pandemic, has been acquired and is set to restart operations by January 29, 2021.

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Here’s why pandemic-engagements are soaring
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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 the Asteroid worth more than our global economy
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See the Asteroid worth more than our global economy

The valuable asteroid composed entirely of iron and nickel drew to within 1.6 astronomical units (AU) of Earth over the weekend. If you're in the USA grab your telescope, escape light-pollution, find an elevated position and look to the north. 16 Psyche will be in the constellation of Taurus tonight.

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