Clinohumite by any other name…

It's doesn't quite sizzle, does it? "Fire Spinel" is far more electrifying, and that's how it's named in Bangkok gemstone shops. But Clinohumite, by any other name, is still Clinohumite.

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Read more about the article Proposing this season? Arm yourself with information.
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Proposing this season? Arm yourself with information.

Proposal season in the USA runs from Thanksgiving to Valentine's Day. Of course suitors should choose the month and day best suited to their situation, but 40% of engagements normally occur between November and February. Prepare yourself with this information on recent trends, pricing and preparation.

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Watch ‘Your Diamond Story’ video from IGI

A diamond's journey through our laboratory is one of sophisticated assessment and analysis. From intake through inscription, every step is performed with careful attention to detail and thorough, transparent reporting. See how Your Diamond Story may be told to the world with confidence, in this descriptive video.

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IGI Certifies 10 carat Heart Shaped Lab Grown Diamond

IGI's laboratory in Mumbai, India, recently graded a large, heart shaped laboratory grown diamond. The choice of fancy shape, top color grade and exceptional craftsmanship combine to make this large, heart-shaped specimen unique.

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Read more about the article IGI featured on ‘My Favorite Things’ podcast
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IGI featured on ‘My Favorite Things’ podcast

Diamond lover Joanna Park-Tonks founded CHELSEA ROCKS to deliver 'the creme de la creme of laboratory grown diamonds.' Offered as an alternative to natural diamonds, the London-based company sells 18…

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Industry News: IGI Uncovers Largest Misrepresented Lab Grown Diamond

A 6.18 carat loose, round brilliant cut diamond submitted to IGI's Thailand laboratory for verification purposes was discovered to be laboratory grown, despite the fact that it was accompanied by a natural diamond grading report.

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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 Enjoy these Diamond Themed Music Videos
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Enjoy these Diamond Themed Music Videos

Hello music lovers! If you enjoyed my diamond related movie suggestions from the past, I hope you'll enjoy the collection of wonderful diamond-specific music videos below.

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What is Diamond ‘Quality?’

How do you define diamond quality? We value diamonds according to the 4Cs but the sticker price doesn't necessarily reflect quality. What are the fundamental reasons people cherish diamonds? What makes diamonds "great"?

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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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Same Carat Weight – Visible Size Differences

Different 1.00 carat diamonds can look different sizes. This is because we typically view diamonds from a single direction: Above. Imagine cooking a 1 pound meatball and a 1 pound pancake. On your scale they weigh the same. But the meatball's weight is distributed in a deeper geometry.

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Some Clarity on Diamond Clarity

Nature's birthmarks? Or unsightly specks? What do you think? There are many different philosophies regarding natural diamond and gemstone clarity. What do you think? Should a diamond be allowed to have few blemishes, or should it be as clean as the pure driven snow?

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Read more about the article Here’s why pandemic-engagements are soaring
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Here’s why pandemic-engagements are soaring

A Brides.com wedding survey reports that 82% of couples say living through the pandemic has made them want to marry their significant other more. For many, it seems “for better or for worse” and “in sickness and in health” have taken on a whole new meaning.

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Read more about the article Keeping diamond color in context
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Keeping diamond color in context

Where do you start seeing color in diamonds? Can you see the difference between F and H color? Can you see the difference between D and E color? In full context those answers will become diamond-specific.

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Read more about the article Americans are buying diamonds instead of vacations
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Americans are buying diamonds instead of vacations

USA jewelry sales are climbing. Signet Jewelers, the parent of Kay and Jared, saw sales rise at the end of the last quarter and continue to climb in August. Tiffany & company reported the same trend. And diamond jewelry was one of the top product categories at both Macy's and Bloomingdale's during the quarter ending August 1.

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