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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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 Seven Special Rubies to Celebrate July
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Seven Special Rubies to Celebrate July

Happy Birthday, July Babies. You crabs and lions of the zodiac. You lovely summer souls. You, who enjoy a special birthstone with special, distinctive color. The birthstone of July - the ruby!

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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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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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Read more about the article Let’s talk about that Tiffany YELLOW
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Let’s talk about that Tiffany YELLOW

Less than 90 days after Tiffany's Instagram account pulled an April Fools' Day prank, the company made good on their promise of "coming excitement" by fulfilling the Fools' Day foreshadowing with a yellow makeover of their Rodeo Drive boutique. What else are we in store for?

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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 Harvard Magazine reports on IGI Certified Aether Diamonds
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Harvard Magazine reports on IGI Certified Aether Diamonds

Harvard Magazine, a publication founded by university alumni more than 100 years ago, recently published a piece covering Aether Diamonds, a company founded by 2011 Harvard University graduate Bob Hagemann which uses IGI's certification services.

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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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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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Read more about the article ALROSA is Enjoying a Spectacular 2021
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ALROSA is Enjoying a Spectacular 2021

The start of their spectacular ride actually started 10 months ago, in August 2020. Since then, ALROSA's steady upwards journey reflects a worldwide return to diamonds and jewelry in all sectors from mining and tenders, to polishing, distribution and sales.

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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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