IGI North American President featured in INSTORE

Advocating proactivity during the ongoing crisis, IGI North American President Avi Levy champions the premise that this can't be an 'only the strong survive' scenario.

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Orlando Magazine advocates IGI Diamond Reports

In their article titled "How to Buy a Diamond From Home" we are pleased to be Orlando Magazine's diamond grading laboratory of choice - especially in a piece relating to consumer confidence.

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Read more about the article Natural diamond? Lab-grown diamond? How to choose?
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Natural diamond? Lab-grown diamond? How to choose?

“A diamond is forever,” but the makers of that slogan considered it a two-way street, connecting a diamond’s billion-year past with an infinite-future. They never imagined someone proposing with a “forever” diamond that’s younger than the bride.

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Read more about the article And the 4.4 billion-year-old winner is –
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And the 4.4 billion-year-old winner is –

The oldest earth-born object known to man, this tiny item is a part of our planet's crust which crystallized an astounding 4.4-billion-years ago. Older than our planet's diamonds. Older, even, than extraterrestrial iron and crystal that fell to earth from the sky.

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Read more about the article Gambling with colored stones?
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Gambling with colored stones?

This fascinating game gets played where the resources are rich, but the people are poor. It is like being on the stock market floor, I suppose. A point upward or downward can quickly bring delight - or defeat.

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Read more about the article Can you solve this heist online?
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Can you solve this heist online?

Living in our world's new normal, is there a chance the thieves who shattered the Green Vault and plundered Dresden Castle would turn to e-Fencing or even outright anonymous sale?

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Read more about the article Is it a diamond? Don’t get fooled.
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Is it a diamond? Don’t get fooled.

Believe it or not, there are people who like to presume they're wearing big money but don’t actually want that theory tested.  That's harmless - until it leads to misunderstandings.

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Read more about the article 1,000,000,000,000,000 tons of diamonds!
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1,000,000,000,000,000 tons of diamonds!

How much is a quadrillion? Here's how 1 quadrillion pennies would appear, stacked behind the Sears Tower, Empire State Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and a football field... Now replace each penny with a ton of diamonds!

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Read more about the article Dear humans, you’re welcome.
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Dear humans, you’re welcome.

Considered a gift from the mermaids, this translucent gemstone became worn by ancient sailors for the protection it was thought to offer at sea. As we bring March to close it's fitting to visit the wonderful aspects of this month's birthstone, the aquamarine.

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Read more about the article Why are we talking jewelry right now?
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Why are we talking jewelry right now?

It's a fair question. Health, safety and shelter must be our priorities right now. So why are people continuing to discuss, debate, and obsess over jewelry? Katherine, an active enthusiast in an online jewelry community, provided a response for the ages. Literally.

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Read more about the article Why IGI? Why now?
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Why IGI? Why now?

The new normal is here. We are quarantined and the future is unclear. IGI is not involved in health or government. However, as the world’s largest organization of our kind we can speak with authority about the current situation.

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Read more about the article A matter of expression
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A matter of expression

I was visiting with my esteemed colleague Luigi Costantini in Italy - practicing safe social email-distancing of course - and the topic of expressions came up. Namely, how the internet has influenced symbology.

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Read more about the article Frequent hand washing and jewelry care
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Frequent hand washing and jewelry care

In today's climate my attention to my hands, what I touch and how often I clean them has reached new heights. And of course, each time I clean my hands, I'm aware of the rings I am wearing. Fortunately, there’s good news ahead for jewelry wearers as it relates to sanitizing frequently.

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Read more about the article Livia Firth and ‘The Diamonds of Botswana’
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Livia Firth and ‘The Diamonds of Botswana’

Livia Firth and Andrew Morgan recently teamed up again to produce a 14-minute documentary, investigating the positive-seeming impact the diamond industry has on this mid-sized African country.

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