Read more about the article Historic Emeralds for May Babies to adore
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Historic Emeralds for May Babies to adore

Since May is the fifth month of the year I thought it appropriate to visit five of history's most notable and valuable emerald jewels, beginning with the most expensive emerald piece ever sold at auction and finishing with, perhaps, the most historic of all time. Enjoy.

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Read more about the article LVMH Commits to 100% Traceability by 2030
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LVMH Commits to 100% Traceability by 2030

LVMH has committed to 100% traceability across their strategic supply chains by 2030. The Group is also making traceability an integral part of the customer experience by providing a dedicated…

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Read more about the article WIRED reports on IGI Certified Sky Diamond
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WIRED reports on IGI Certified Sky Diamond

WIRED, the popular tech-lovers' magazine which coined the term "crowdsourcing," just posted a piece about eco friendly products. "The best sustainable gear to save the planet," published on their UK…

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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 Jewelry Sales Super Since Summer
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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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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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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 Rough Diamond Sales Surge into April
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Rough Diamond Sales Surge into April

April's birthstone is diamond and her majesty, Diamond, the queen of gemstones, is having a scintillating 2021 so far. Record setting prices, climbing volume and exceptional stone sales all reflect the enduring value of diamonds.

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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 IDEX covers IGI’s First Ever Diamond Commodity
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IDEX covers IGI’s First Ever Diamond Commodity

IDEX was among the first jewelry industry news outlets to cover IGI's unprecedented partnership with Diamond Standard, an entity which has received regulatory approval to offer the world's only market traded diamond commodity - the Diamond Standard Coin.

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Read more about the article RJC and WDC join forces on Sustainability and Sourcing
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RJC and WDC join forces on Sustainability and Sourcing

The Responsible Jewellery Council and World Diamond Council have signed mutual codes of conduct, entering a partnership to advance and strengthen key United Nations' initiatives on responsible practices and sustainability.

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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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Read more about the article Gold and Time features IGI Design Contest Winners
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Gold and Time features IGI Design Contest Winners

The top winners of IGI's Jewel Jewelry Design Contest, which attracted over 700 submissions, have been featured in Gold and Time, the NEXO Group's digital platform for professional information on jewelry and watches, based in Madrid, Spain.

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