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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 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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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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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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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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More Fabulous Finalists from IGI’s Jewelry Design Contest

Five more designs which were brought to life by IGI for the final round of the IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest. Over two dozen finalists were named from more than 700 submissions.

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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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More Stunning Finalists from IGI’s Jewelry Design Contest

More than two dozen finalist designs were brought to life by IGI for the final round of the IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest. We are delighted to present five of them here.

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More photos from IGI’s Jewelry Design Contest Winners

More than 700 creatives entered the first IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest. Today we are pleased to showcase the work of all seven of our spectacular winning creatives, accompanied by additional design photos and promotional materials.

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Read more about the article IGI extends discounts to members of The Jewelers Circle
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IGI extends discounts to members of The Jewelers Circle

IGI has recently partnered with The Jewelers Circle, offering 10% discounts on IGI New York's Appraisal and Jewelry Identification report services. All registered members are eligible for these discounts.

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