Read more about the article Dispersion & fire are not the same thing
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Dispersion & fire are not the same thing

Dispersion is a physical constant. Fire is a variable aesthetic. Fortunately, the fact that these terms have been co-mingled and transposed over time creates an opportunity to revisit them and sharpen our skills as communicators.

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Read more about the article Meteorites and diamonds from space!
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Meteorites and diamonds from space!

Thousands of years ago in southwest Africa a party of Nama People discovered a field of odd iron fragments to use in tools and weapons. Imagine their shock if they were told those fragments had come from the very stars they worshipped.

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A little gossip about pearls

Whether we like it or not, human beings just can't resist a little gossip. So why not make the best of it? As a professional, mixing just the right amount into a sales presentation can add flavor.

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Read more about the article Will a feather make my diamond EXPLODE?
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Will a feather make my diamond EXPLODE?

Crack! Fracture! Cleavage! Gletz! These words are used to describe one of mother nature’s most common clarity characteristics. The feather. The dreaded feather. That notorious, ticking-time-bomb that could cause your diamond to EXPLODE!

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Largest diamond EVER. Who has it? Who wins?

The three largest diamonds ever found on planet Earth are under the control of three notable icons. So, where did they come from? How much did they cost? Where are they now? Take a look at three of the most unique and spectacular diamond crystals ever unearthed.

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New York Magazine touts IGI grading reports

10 writers and editors from New York Magazine’s Strategist tested the eCommerce jewelry experience firsthand. The article's mission involved more than product quality. It was an exercise in consumer confidence.

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Read more about the article Never do this with your jewelry
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Never do this with your jewelry

You just had a wonderful night on the town. Happy, but exhausted, you set your rings and jewelry aside for the night. STOP...

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Read more about the article The marvelous magic of moonstone
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The marvelous magic of moonstone

Florida adopted the moonstone as it's state gem in 1970. But our ancestors believed they could touch the moon long before humans ever traveled to outer space.

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Read more about the article Cleaning diamonds from the ocean
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Cleaning diamonds from the ocean

For countless ages a steady stream of rough diamonds tumbled down the Orange and Vaal Rivers to the sea, washed there from inland volcanic pipes. Distributed far and wide along the coast by tidal activity, millions of carats now lie hidden beneath the territorial waters of Namibia.

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Read more about the article IGI India featured on CNBC TV18
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IGI India featured on CNBC TV18

Tehmasp Printer, Managing Director of IGI India, appeared on CNBC TV 18 India in a segment recapping the diamond business in 2019, from IGI’s perspective.

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Read more about the article Diamonds with heart: A Valentine’s Day story
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Diamonds with heart: A Valentine’s Day story

Once upon a time… A lonely rough diamond met another. The two began growing together. For countless ages they shared their lattices, twinning happily with each other until they were…

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Read more about the article You must spend THIS MUCH on an engagement ring
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You must spend THIS MUCH on an engagement ring

You’ve found the perfect partner and want to propose. Wonderful! Now you need a symbol of affection and connection. A symbol of your glorious lives together. A physical reminder of…

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Read more about the article Identifying isotropic vs anisotropic gemstones
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Identifying isotropic vs anisotropic gemstones

When the Great Imperial Crown was made for the coronation of Catherine the Great in 1762 the court jewelers believed they were topping over 5,000 diamonds and pearls with an enormous 398 carat ruby. But it was never so. They had been fooled by a charming imposter.

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Read more about the article IGI Shanghai opens new headquarters
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IGI Shanghai opens new headquarters

On January 9, 2020, IGI Shanghai opened new offices in the prestigious Bund Finance Center. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by industry and business leaders, along with principals and personnel…

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Read more about the article The ‘Secret’ of black diamonds
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The ‘Secret’ of black diamonds

History’s most famous black-diamonds may be those included in the Fantasy Bra worn by Adriana Lima at the 2008 Victoria’s Secret fashion show.. That's perfectly fitting, since black-diamonds have a “Secret” of their own, as we will reveal below...

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