LVMH Commits to 100% Traceability by 2030
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LVMH Commits to 100% Traceability by 2030

LVMH has committed to 100% traceability across their strategic supply chains by 2030. The Group is also making traceability an integral part of the customer experience by providing a dedicated…

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WIRED reports on IGI accredited Sky Diamonds
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WIRED reports on IGI accredited Sky Diamonds

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…

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Incredible Pink 5.00 carat Lab Grown Diamond Cross

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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Jewelry Sales Super Since Summer
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Jewelry Sales Super Since Summer

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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Christie’s will sell the Largest Diamond ever cut in Russia
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Christie’s will sell the Largest Diamond ever cut in Russia

Feast your eyes on this 100.94 Carat D Color, Internally Flawless masterpiece. The "Spectacle" diamond has been declared the largest ever polished in Russia and will be sold at the Christie's Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva on May 12.

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A Photo Feast of Luxurious Garnet Jewelry
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A Photo Feast of Luxurious Garnet Jewelry

Cartier, Tiffany, Harry Winston, Louis Vuitton. Those iconic names quickly conjure visions of diamond, ruby, emerald and sapphire jewelry, but give the humble garnet its due. This versatile gemstone is…

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IGI Jewelry Design Contest Grand Showcase

In February we announced results from the inaugural IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest. We have shared the winners and finalists several at a time in prior posts. Now we are pleased to feature all 26 creations together, bringing our coverage of this uplifting event to a close.

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Three Fancy Vivid ‘Rock Stars’ sold by Christie’s
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Three Fancy Vivid ‘Rock Stars’ sold by Christie’s

"The Perfect Palette," a trio of fancy vivid colored diamonds sold in separate lots at Christie’s New York Magnificent Jewels auction, amassed a total of $8.4 million, cumulatively, after their gavels had fallen.

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See Metal I.D. Performed on an Antique Etruscan Necklace

Recently the IGI Lab in Shanghai received an antique Etruscan revival style necklace from the mid to late 19th century. When the necklace was submitted, IGI gemologists immediately understood the reason it was sent for identification: It seemed to weigh less than it should and, therefore, was suspected to be made of gilt copper, rather than gold.

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