Read more about the article Get involved: IGI-VDB auction benefitting Jewelers For Children
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Get involved: IGI-VDB auction benefitting Jewelers For Children

IGI is partnering with Virtual Diamond Boutique on an auction of lab grown diamonds and jewelry to benefit Jewelers For Children. The auction begins prior to JCK Las Vegas and concludes the night of the Facets of Hope Dinner. We are accepting product or cash donations and encourage you to join us in this important mission.

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IGI and University of Naples Federico II to present in Italy on July 22

The International Gemological Institute and the University of Naples Federico II, the oldest public non-sectarian university in the world, will collaborate on a presentation at the 3rd National Diamond and Colored Gems Conference in Bari, Italy on Thursday, July 22.

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Read more about the article RJC releases ‘Create Beautiful’ video at Cannes 2021
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RJC releases ‘Create Beautiful’ video at Cannes 2021

The Responsible Jewelry Council, now approaching 1,500 members, released its latest progress report along with a joint video on sustainability, featuring leaders in the global diamond, jewelry and watch industry citing collective action as an accelerant for positive change.

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Read more about the article Sold! ‘The Key’ diamond unlocks Sotheby’s Cryptocurrency Door
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Sold! ‘The Key’ diamond unlocks Sotheby’s Cryptocurrency Door

Yesterday Sotheby's sold an exceptional 101.38 carat pear-shaped Flawless clarity D color diamond for 12.3 million dollars in cryptocurrency. The diamond's name, ‘The Key 10138’, was was selected to represent the past, and the present and future. How appropriate...

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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 Karowe sets World Record with 1174 carat Diamond Discovery
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Karowe sets World Record with 1174 carat Diamond Discovery

Lucara has reported the discovery of a 1,174 carat rough diamond at its Karowe diamond mine in northern Botswana, giving that operation the distinction of being the world's first to produce three rough diamonds of 1,000 carats or more.

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Read more about the article 1,098 carat Diamond among Top Four Ever Discovered
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1,098 carat Diamond among Top Four Ever Discovered

The Jwaneng diamond mine has just produced the third-largest gem quality diamond ever found. This post will cover each of the top four diamonds ever unearthed, three of which have been found in Botswana.

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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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Watch: Sustainable Diamonds Session with SCS Global and IGI

Join IGI North American President Avi Levy and Executive Vice President of SCS Global Services Stanley Mathuram for new information on sustainability certification for natural and lab grown diamonds. Registration link inside.

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Read more about the article IGI becomes first Gem Lab to commit to Carbon Neutrality
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IGI becomes first Gem Lab to commit to Carbon Neutrality

IGI New York has become the first gemological institute to commit to carbon neutrality, joining the Responsible Jewelry Council, International Precious Metals Institute and Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance in this association with sustainability specialists, SCS Global Services.

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IGI Expands into Egypt

IGI has begun providing retail sales training programs and accredited training courses for jewelry professionals in Egypt. The institute’s debut there was announced in a Cairo hotel at an Iftar…

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Read more about the article Christie’s May Jewelry Auctions rake in $140 million
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Christie’s May Jewelry Auctions rake in $140 million

From Switzerland to Hong Kong, Christie's Magnificent Jewels auctions have had a merry month of May, posting record sales of diamonds and iconic jewelry creations, with results from Hong Kong exceeding those of any Christie's jewelry sale for the past four years.

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Read more about the article See Rock Stars from the Argyle Diamond Tender’s Farewell Tour
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See Rock Stars from the Argyle Diamond Tender’s Farewell Tour

The Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender has historically showcased the pinnacle of the Argyle Diamond mine's production. With the mine's closure last year the final collection to be offered has now been announced and includes the largest Fancy Intense Pink diamond ever offered at the Tender.

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Read more about the article ALROSA to invest $60M in Social and Economic Development for Yakutia
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ALROSA to invest $60M in Social and Economic Development for Yakutia

Russia has the most diamond resources of any country in the world. The world's largest miner, ALROSA, has a history of ensuring that those buried treasures create a two-way revenue stream to benefits the indigenous people. Yesterday they raised the bar again.

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Read more about the article World’s richest diamond mine ‘Goes Underground’
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World’s richest diamond mine ‘Goes Underground’

The legendary Jwaneng diamond mine, the world's richest by volume, will have its lifespan extended by 20 years in a joint venture by DeBeers' and the government of Botswana. The $6 billion expansion will see more than 224 miles of tunnels created underground.

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