Announcements and intelligence from IGI Worldwide
Attracting over 700 entries, the first IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest has concluded. In July, 2020, IGI called upon the world’s creatives to step forward with resounding success: Jewelers, artists, teachers, students and enthusiasts were invited to submit concepts in four categories. Here are some of the striking, creative winning designs.
Photo credit: DeBeers
Citing demand ahead of the Chinese New Year, which begins February 12, and Valentine’s Day two days later, DeBeers' reported high sales for the first cycle of 2021. Total sales…
Photo Credit: Bharat Diamond Bourse
IGI has designed a series of exclusive educational courses for members of the Bharat Diamond Bourse, the World's Largest, with more than 4,000 jewelry professionals engaged in the import, export, manufacturing and marketing of rough and polished diamonds.
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A Natural Diamond Council survey reveals diamond jewelry is the most highly desired and tangible luxury item among Americans in Generation Z as well as Millennials. Together these generations account for 38% of the adult population.
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Earlier this month IGI conducted a two-day workshop on Cut Grading for more than 50 diamond experts in Surat, India. The courses, instructed on January 5th and 6th, were attended…
In a proactive move, delivering even more information to jewelry sellers and buyers around the world, IGI has added a new detail to its lab-grown diamond grading reports.
Image Credit: Diamonds Do Good
IGI North America President Avi Levy is one of 10 new members appointed. Founded Diamonds in 2007, Diamonds Do Good's mission is supporting programs that develop and empower people in countries with significant economic dependence on the natural diamond trade.
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The hits keep on coming for Lucara at their Karowe mine in Botswana. The Vancouver based company has kicked off the new year with a 341 carat top white gem quality diamond, recovered from the mine's South Lobe over the holiday period.
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Signet's stock climbed more than 6% after reporting its same store sales during the holiday season were up 5.6% compared to 2019. Most notably, the jeweler's e-commerce sales rose nearly 61% year over year.