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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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Lulo Pink cut into 15.2 carat Heart Shape
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Lulo Pink cut into 15.2 carat Heart Shape

The enormous 46.7 carat pink rough diamond recovered at the Lulo Diamond Project in Angola earlier this year has been cut and polished into three diamonds, the largest of which is a Fancy Intense Orangy Pink heart-shape.

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Register NOW for our Wednesday Webinar
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Register NOW for our Wednesday Webinar

Click here to register and join us at 2:00 PM EST on Wednesday for "New Talking Points about Lab-Grown Diamonds," a 45-minute webinar from IGI and Jewelers of America. Whether you sell lab-grown diamonds or not, teaching your clients something new builds trust in your professional expertise.

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Scientific first – Diamonds created without heat
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Scientific first – Diamonds created without heat

Our planet's supply of diamonds were produced by four different processes. One took over a million years to achieve results. The next have been working in laboratories and factories, with increasing success, since the 1950s. But until this month man had never replicated that final process.

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Register for our Dec 2 Lab-Grown Diamond Webinar

Jewelers of America and IGI are pleased to present an educational webinar at 2:00 PM Eastern Time Wednesday December 2. Learn physical differences, distinctive characteristics and quality-factors attributable to growth methods and timelines.

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998 carat diamond unearthed by Lucara
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998 carat diamond unearthed by Lucara

Lucara's Karowe Diamond Mine in Botswana just produced one of the five largest diamonds ever found, continuing a series of noteworthy diamond recoveries on those premises.

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‘Spirit of the Rose’ commands $26.7 million at auction
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‘Spirit of the Rose’ commands $26.7 million at auction

An anonymous bidder, buying over the phone, was the winner of the 14.8 carat 'Spirit of the Rose' sold at auction in Geneva, Switzerland one week ago. The largest purple-pink diamond ever to be auctioned, the gavel fell at a final price of 24,393,000 Swiss francs, or 26,700,871 dollars.

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IGI Hong Kong certifies largest CVD grown diamond to date

Following a similar benchmark set three months ago, IGI Hong Kong recently certified the largest laboratory-grown diamond received to date. With a finished weight of 12.75 carats, this collection-quality man-made gemstone was fashioned from a staggering 46.20 carat CVD-grown rough crystal

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See IGI’s new Digital Report Platform

Shopping by computer and smartphone is on the rise, with no sign of stopping. In the interest of serving consumers and retailers alike, IGI recently introduced a new digital platform for loose or mounted diamonds, gemstones and jewelry items.

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