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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Happy International Women’s Day from IGI

International Women's Day occurs annually on March 8. Celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women everywhere, it's a day to recognize women's achievements, raise awareness about equality,…

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IGI Argyle Pink Program reported by Gold and Time

Gold and Time, the NEXO Group's digital platform for professional information on jewelry and watches, based in Madrid, Spain, recently reported on the IGI certified collection of pink diamonds unearthed…

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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 Rough Diamond Sales Continue Climbing
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Rough Diamond Sales Continue Climbing

Lucara, Lucapa, DeBeers, now Alrosa. Improving jewelry demand in the USA and China, coupled with low stock in the midstream, is credited for continued strong sales of rough diamonds through the first month of 2021.

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Presenting IGI JEWEL’s Outstanding Design Awards

IGI called upon the world’s creatives to step forward in July 2020, with resounding success. Attracting over 700 entries, the first IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest has concluded. This post features the singular Outstanding Design Awards in each of the contest’s four categories.

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Presenting the IGI Jewelry Design Content Winners

Attracting over 700 entries, the first IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest has concluded. In July, 2020, IGI called upon the world’s creatives to step forward with resounding success: Jewelers, artists, teachers, students and enthusiasts were invited to submit concepts in four categories. Here are some of the striking, creative winning designs.

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Read more about the article DeBeers Encouraged by first sales of 2021
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DeBeers Encouraged by first sales of 2021

Citing demand ahead of the Chinese New Year, which begins February 12, and Valentine’s Day two days later, DeBeers' reported high sales for the first cycle of 2021. Total sales…

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Read more about the article Millennials & Gen-Zs Highly Desire Diamonds
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Millennials & Gen-Zs Highly Desire Diamonds

A Natural Diamond Council survey reveals diamond jewelry is the most highly desired and tangible luxury item among Americans in Generation Z as well as Millennials. Together these generations account for 38% of the adult population.

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Read more about the article The Spinel Murder Mystery of 2015
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The Spinel Murder Mystery of 2015

Mystery \ mist(ə)rē \ : inexplicable or secretive quality or character. A plot. An (international) intrigue, along with the solution to an enigma whose clues seem to lead to obvious…

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Read more about the article Holiday E-Commerce Sees Signet Sales Soar
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Holiday E-Commerce Sees Signet Sales Soar

Signet's stock climbed more than 6% after reporting its same store sales during the holiday season were up 5.6% compared to 2019. Most notably, the jeweler's e-commerce sales rose nearly 61% year over year.

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Read more about the article 25 Year Extension for Lucara in Botswana
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25 Year Extension for Lucara in Botswana

If you watched the documentary "The Diamonds of Botswana" you know how diamonds benefit the citizens of that country. Lucara's Karowe Mine has just received a license renewal and extension from Botswana's Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security into January, 2046.

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