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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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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Enter NOW & win your Valentine a Diamond Ring!

Click here by Tuesday to enter IGI's spectacular Valentine's Day Giveaway. You can even earn multiple entries by answering a quick quiz, visiting IGI_Gemgrams on Instagram, subscribing to the IGI Gemblog (hint! hint!) and more.

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Read more about the article IGI Partners with the World’s Largest Diamond Bourse
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IGI Partners with the World’s Largest Diamond Bourse

IGI has designed a series of exclusive educational courses for members of the Bharat Diamond Bourse, the World's Largest, with more than 4,000 jewelry professionals engaged in the import, export, manufacturing and marketing of rough and polished diamonds.

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Read more about the article Uplifting Lost and Found Ring Stories
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Uplifting Lost and Found Ring Stories

It happens. People lose their wedding rings. What doesn't often happen is to find them again, especially in circumstances like those below. Here are three of my favorite, uplifting "lost and found" stories which prove that you should never give up hope.

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Read more about the article Practically Prioritizing the Diamond 4Cs
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Practically Prioritizing the Diamond 4Cs

If you know anything about diamonds it's probably the 4 Cs - Cut, Clarity, Color, and Carat Weight. There's plenty of information about the 4Cs which can be found online and learned in conversations with professionals and enthusiasts, but prioritizing them is not always easy. Here are my suggestions.

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Read more about the article 7 Staple Items for Every Jewelry-Loving Girl (and Boy)
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7 Staple Items for Every Jewelry-Loving Girl (and Boy)

What the Tiffany Solitaire is to bridal jewelry, the seven staples pictured here are to daily fashion. Each is a versatile classic which has stood the test of time. Easy to accessorize, suitable for nearly any occasion, we return to these popular pieces again and again.

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Same Carat Weight – Visible Size Differences

Different 1.00 carat diamonds can look different sizes. This is because we typically view diamonds from a single direction: Above. Imagine cooking a 1 pound meatball and a 1 pound pancake. On your scale they weigh the same. But the meatball's weight is distributed in a deeper geometry.

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Some Clarity on Diamond Clarity

Nature's birthmarks? Or unsightly specks? What do you think? There are many different philosophies regarding natural diamond and gemstone clarity. What do you think? Should a diamond be allowed to have few blemishes, or should it be as clean as the pure driven snow?

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Read more about the article Here’s why pandemic-engagements are soaring
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Here’s why pandemic-engagements are soaring

A Brides.com wedding survey reports that 82% of couples say living through the pandemic has made them want to marry their significant other more. For many, it seems “for better or for worse” and “in sickness and in health” have taken on a whole new meaning.

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Register NOW for our Wednesday Webinar

Click here to register and join us at 2:00 PM EST on Wednesday for "New Talking Points about Lab-Grown Diamonds," a 45-minute webinar from IGI and Jewelers of America. Whether you sell lab-grown diamonds or not, teaching your clients something new builds trust in your professional expertise.

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Read more about the article Scientific first – Diamonds created without heat
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Scientific first – Diamonds created without heat

Our planet's supply of diamonds were produced by four different processes. One took over a million years to achieve results. The next have been working in laboratories and factories, with increasing success, since the 1950s. But until this month man had never replicated that final process.

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