Read more about the article Rough Diamond Sales Continue Climbing
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Rough Diamond Sales Continue Climbing

Lucara, Lucapa, DeBeers, now Alrosa. Improving jewelry demand in the USA and China, coupled with low stock in the midstream, is credited for continued strong sales of rough diamonds through the first month of 2021.

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Presenting IGI JEWEL’s Outstanding Design Awards

IGI called upon the world’s creatives to step forward in July 2020, with resounding success. Attracting over 700 entries, the first IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest has concluded. This post features the singular Outstanding Design Awards in each of the contest’s four categories.

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Enter NOW & win your Valentine a Diamond Ring!

Click here by Tuesday to enter IGI's spectacular Valentine's Day Giveaway. You can even earn multiple entries by answering a quick quiz, visiting IGI_Gemgrams on Instagram, subscribing to the IGI Gemblog (hint! hint!) and more.

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Presenting the IGI Jewelry Design Content Winners

Attracting over 700 entries, the first IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest has concluded. In July, 2020, IGI called upon the world’s creatives to step forward with resounding success: Jewelers, artists, teachers, students and enthusiasts were invited to submit concepts in four categories. Here are some of the striking, creative winning designs.

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Read more about the article DeBeers Encouraged by first sales of 2021
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DeBeers Encouraged by first sales of 2021

Citing demand ahead of the Chinese New Year, which begins February 12, and Valentine’s Day two days later, DeBeers' reported high sales for the first cycle of 2021. Total sales…

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Read more about the article IGI Partners with the World’s Largest Diamond Bourse
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IGI Partners with the World’s Largest Diamond Bourse

IGI has designed a series of exclusive educational courses for members of the Bharat Diamond Bourse, the World's Largest, with more than 4,000 jewelry professionals engaged in the import, export, manufacturing and marketing of rough and polished diamonds.

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Read more about the article Millennials & Gen-Zs Highly Desire Diamonds
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Millennials & Gen-Zs Highly Desire Diamonds

A Natural Diamond Council survey reveals diamond jewelry is the most highly desired and tangible luxury item among Americans in Generation Z as well as Millennials. Together these generations account for 38% of the adult population.

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Read more about the article The Spinel Murder Mystery of 2015
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The Spinel Murder Mystery of 2015

Mystery \ mist(ə)rē \ : inexplicable or secretive quality or character. A plot. An (international) intrigue, along with the solution to an enigma whose clues seem to lead to obvious…

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IGI India starts 2021 with a Cut Grade workshop

Earlier this month IGI conducted a two-day workshop on Cut Grading for more than 50 diamond experts in Surat, India. The courses, instructed on January 5th and 6th, were attended…

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Read more about the article Uplifting Lost and Found Ring Stories
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Uplifting Lost and Found Ring Stories

It happens. People lose their wedding rings. What doesn't often happen is to find them again, especially in circumstances like those below. Here are three of my favorite, uplifting "lost and found" stories which prove that you should never give up hope.

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Read more about the article Practically Prioritizing the Diamond 4Cs
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Practically Prioritizing the Diamond 4Cs

If you know anything about diamonds it's probably the 4 Cs - Cut, Clarity, Color, and Carat Weight. There's plenty of information about the 4Cs which can be found online and learned in conversations with professionals and enthusiasts, but prioritizing them is not always easy. Here are my suggestions.

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Read more about the article IGI President appointed to the Board of Diamonds Do Good
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IGI President appointed to the Board of Diamonds Do Good

IGI North America President Avi Levy is one of 10 new members appointed. Founded Diamonds in 2007, Diamonds Do Good's mission is supporting programs that develop and empower people in countries with significant economic dependence on the natural diamond trade.

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Read more about the article Lucara begins 2021 with a 341 carat stunner
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Lucara begins 2021 with a 341 carat stunner

The hits keep on coming for Lucara at their Karowe mine in Botswana. The Vancouver based company has kicked off the new year with a 341 carat top white gem quality diamond, recovered from the mine's South Lobe over the holiday period.

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Read more about the article Holiday E-Commerce Sees Signet Sales Soar
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Holiday E-Commerce Sees Signet Sales Soar

Signet's stock climbed more than 6% after reporting its same store sales during the holiday season were up 5.6% compared to 2019. Most notably, the jeweler's e-commerce sales rose nearly 61% year over year.

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