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Sarine Joins Race to Buy HRD Antwerp
Sarine Technologies has entered the running to acquire HRDAntwerp, according to two sources close to the sale process. The Israel-based diamond-technology company has registered its interest in buying the Belgian laboratory, as have two previous...
Polished Markets Dec 03, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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HRD Antwerp Receives Two Takeover Bids
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) and industry veteran Peter Meeus have put in rival bids to acquire HRD Antwerp.Meeus, HRD’s former managing director, lastweek submitted a proposal to buy at least 51% of the lab in partnership...
Financial-Legal Nov 06, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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IGI Names North American President
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) has appointedAvi Levy president of its North American business, where he will be tasked withexpanding the group’s international identity. “I look forward to growing [IGI’s] current relationships, aswell as forging new...
Polished Markets Sep 04, 2019 Rapaport News
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Signet Enters Lab-Grown Market
James Allen has launched sales of lab-grown diamonds,marking parent company Signet Jewelers’ entry into the synthetics market. The e-commerce business, which Signet acquired in 2017,now gives consumers the option of “earth-created” or “lab-created” stones...
Retail May 05, 2019 Rapaport News
China’s Fosun Buys 80% of IGI
Chinese corporate giant Fosun has agreed to buy an 80%stake in the International Gemological Institute (IGI), the grading laboratorysaid Wednesday. “The interest of this large conglomerate to invest in IGIshows the confidence it has in our industry,” said...
Financial-Legal Sep 13, 2018 Rapaport News
IGI Launches Synthetics Screening Center
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) will open anew screening facility for detecting laboratory-grown stones at the SantacruzElectronic Export Processing Zone (SEEPZ) in Mumbai, the grading organization said Tuesday. The center — which IGI...
Polished Markets Mar 21, 2018 Rapaport News
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Labs Launch Credit Card-Sized Grading Reports
HRD Antwerp and the International Gemological Institute(IGI) have both released credit card-sized diamond reports, aiming to makegrading more efficient for traders. The two Antwerp-based laboratories unveiled the polished-diamondidentity cards this week,...
Polished Markets Oct 26, 2017 Joshua Freedman
IGI to Launch Associations in Italy
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) will unveiltwo new organizations at a jewelry workshop it’s running in Italy this week.The first, the IGI Italy Association — which is behind theworkshop — will represent the Antwerp-based laboratory’s operations...
Technology Jun 13, 2017 Rapaport News
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IGI Chief Jerry Ehrenwald Elected USKPA Director
The U.S. Kimberley Process Authority (USKPA) electedInternational Gemological Institute (IGI) president and chief executive officerJerry Ehrenwald to its board.The election of Ehrenwald (pictured), who has 50 years’ industryexperience, comes after Gemological Science International...
Rough Markets Dec 19, 2016 Rapaport News
IGI Launches Radio Ad Campaign
TheInternational Gemological Institute (IGI) will target millennials in a seriesof radio commercials on the importance of reliable diamond reports.Theadvertisements will feature in five radio spots in select markets fromSeptember 6 to the end of the year on iHeartMedia, which reaches...
Marketing Aug 30, 2016 Rapaport News
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IGI Becomes Curator of Museum of Named Diamonds
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) has been designatedcurator-at-large for the Museum of Named Diamonds, a non-profit organizationset up as a registry for the world’s named diamonds.Curators assist the museum with the registration and namingof purchased...
Marketing Jun 06, 2016 Rapaport News
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IGI North America Airs TV Ads to Boost Consumer Confidence
International GemologicalInstitute (IGI) North America launched a national advertising campaign on U.S.cable television to increase consumer awareness about and confidence in thediamond and fine-jewelry industry.The advertisements started airingon Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, HLN...
Marketing Mar 15, 2016 Rapaport News
IGI Hosts D-Show in Jaipur for Local Manufacturers and Retailers
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) hosted its buyer-seller knowledge meeting, called the IGI D-Show, at Jaipur’s Fairmont Hotel from June 13 to 15 to bring together regional manufacturers and retailers. The vision of IGI’s D-Show is to holistically...
Manufacturing Jun 18, 2015 Jeff Miller
Press Release: IGI's CAD Programs Receives Tamkeen Approval in Bahrain
Press Release: Jewelry designers have traditionally relied on drawings to show their clients what the final piece will look like when it is finished. This often takes time especially if the client requests multiple revisions....
Technology May 04, 2015 IGI
Press Release: Mayur Alankar Launches 'Liora' Diamond Brand
Press Release: At a recent high-end fashion event in Nashik, Mayur Alankar Jewelers officially launched a new brand of studded diamond jewelry. “Liora” showcases an exquisite collection of earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces at affordable price options with...
Marketing Mar 05, 2015 IGI
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IGI to Operate Mobile Diamond Jewelry Testing Lab at Jewellery Arabia 2014
Press Release: For the first time ever in Bahrain, visitors to Jewellery Arabia 2014 can receive expert real-time advice on the quality and authenticity of their diamond jewelry from International Gemological Institute (IGI) DMCC,...
Retail Nov 17, 2014 International Gemological Institute
IGI Launches Jaipur Testing Laboratory, Education Institute
Press Release: International Gemological Institute (IGI) – a pioneer in diamond and gem testing services with an unmatched school of gemology – today launched its first testing laboratory and education institute in Jaipur, one of the most active...
Marketing Aug 12, 2014 IGI
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IGI Hosts Buyer–Seller Knowledge Meeting in Hyderabad
Press Release: The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world's largest independent gem certification and appraisal institute, announced today the launch of their new and exclusive property called the “The IGI D-Show,”...
Polished Markets Nov 26, 2012 IGI
IGI, CEEC Further Efforts on Congo School of Gemology
Press Release: Following the March 2011 announcement for intent to establish a School of Gemology in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, the International Gemological Institute (IGI) and the Centre of Expertise, Evaluation and Certification of Precious Minerals and Semi-precious Stones of Congo (CEEC) report progressed efforts in solidifying...
Polished Markets Jul 10, 2011 IGI
IGI Launches 9th Diamond Certification Laboratory in Ahmedabad
Press Release: The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world’s largest independent laboratory for testing and grading gemstones and fine jewelry and India’s only ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited laboratory, launched its state‐of‐the art facility at CG Road in Ahmedabad. This shall be IGI’s second diamond certifying...
Manufacturing Jun 15, 2011 International Gemological Institute
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