Impressions and reactions from IGI Worldwide
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Since May is the fifth month of the year I thought it appropriate to visit five of history's most notable and valuable emerald jewels, beginning with the most expensive emerald piece ever sold at auction and finishing with, perhaps, the most historic of all time. Enjoy.
For just a handful of years now, "Ethiopian Emeralds" have been appearing on the world stage. It still seems strange that we had to wait for such a long time.
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WIRED, the popular tech-lovers' magazine which coined the term "crowdsourcing," just posted a piece about eco friendly products. "The best sustainable gear to save the planet," published on their UK…
IGI recently graded this incredible 5.00 carat Fancy Intense Orangy Pink Lab Grown Diamond Cross from FireDiamonds. 5.00 carat Fancy Intense Organgy Pink VS1 The remarkable adamantine icon was planned…
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US jewelry sales doubled in March 2021, compared to 2020, and were up 30% compared to 2019. This continues a steady trend which actually began last summer.
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April's birthstone is diamond and her majesty, Diamond, the queen of gemstones, is having a scintillating 2021 so far. Record setting prices, climbing volume and exceptional stone sales all reflect the enduring value of diamonds.
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Hello music lovers! If you enjoyed my diamond related movie suggestions from the past, I hope you'll enjoy the collection of wonderful diamond-specific music videos below.
How do you define diamond quality? We value diamonds according to the 4Cs but the sticker price doesn't necessarily reflect quality. What are the fundamental reasons people cherish diamonds? What makes diamonds "great"?
More than two dozen finalist designs were brought to life by IGI for the final round of the IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest. We are delighted to present five of them here.
International Women's Day occurs annually on March 8. Celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women everywhere, it's a day to recognize women's achievements, raise awareness about equality,…