Extraordinary and unusual stones
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Extraordinary and unusual stones

Humans need variety right now. We're always hungry for something new, sick of eating the same old thing. So let's change things up. Set out your tableware, put on the candles and prepare for a nouvelle experience in three courses. Bon appétit!

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And the 4.4 billion-year-old winner is –
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And the 4.4 billion-year-old winner is –

The oldest earth-born object known to man, this tiny item is a part of our planet's crust which crystallized an astounding 4.4-billion-years ago. Older than our planet's diamonds. Older, even, than extraterrestrial iron and crystal that fell to earth from the sky.

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Why IGI? Why now?
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Why IGI? Why now?

The new normal is here. We are quarantined and the future is unclear. IGI is not involved in health or government. However, as the world’s largest organization of our kind we can speak with authority about the current situation.

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Identifying isotropic vs anisotropic gemstones
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Identifying isotropic vs anisotropic gemstones

When the Great Imperial Crown was made for the coronation of Catherine the Great in 1762 the court jewelers believed they were topping over 5,000 diamonds and pearls with an enormous 398 carat ruby. But it was never so. They had been fooled by a charming imposter.

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IGI Shanghai opens new headquarters
IGI Shanghai ribbon-cutting ceremony, January 9, 2020

IGI Shanghai opens new headquarters

On January 9, 2020, IGI Shanghai opened new offices in the prestigious Bund Finance Center. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by industry and business leaders, along with principals and personnel…

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IGI Italy launches coral course & student scholarships

Marcianise, Italy (May 28, 2019) – Traditionally a topic included in seminars on organic stones, the International Gemological Institute (IGI) – Italy will now offer its first coral class. As…

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IGI Launches two associations

NAPLES (June 12, 2017) – The International Gemological Institute (IGI) will launch two new associations this week during a one-day workshop to update attendees on the technical and commercial impact…

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