Read more about the article 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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Read more about the article WIRED reports on IGI Certified Sky Diamond
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WIRED reports on IGI Certified Sky Diamond

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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Read more about the article 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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Read more about the article 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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Read more about the article 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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Read more about the article 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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IGI Labs are World’s First with ISO Accreditation for Lab-Grown and Natural Diamonds

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the world's largest developer of voluntary international standards, has certified IGI with the ISO 17025 accreditation for lab-grown diamonds, making IGI's laboratories the world's first to hold ISO accreditation for both natural and lab-grown diamonds.

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Read more about the article IGI celebrates Pantone’s Color Of The Year in Gemstones
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IGI celebrates Pantone’s Color Of The Year in Gemstones

Pantone, the international color authority, previously announced its Colors of the Year. Gemologists from IGI Shanghai have provided images and information celebrating 2021's vibrant color: Illuminating Yellow.

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Read more about the article Flawless purple pink Sakura could bring $25-38 million at auction
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Flawless purple pink Sakura could bring $25-38 million at auction

Natural pink diamonds are extremely rare. When discovered, only one in 10 weighs more than 0.20 carats. This year, as the annual cherry blossom season hits its peak, the 15.81 carat flawless, fancy vivid purple-pink Sakura Diamond will be the star of Christie's Hong Kong’s Magnificent Jewels sale.

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Rough Diamond Sales Surge into April

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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The Final Four Fabrications from IGI’s Jewelry Design Contest

The last four designs, of more than two dozen brought to life by IGI for the final round of the IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest. There were 700 submissions in the contest's inaugural year.

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