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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
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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
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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
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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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Hong Kong Dealers Face Random Synthetics Checks
Hong Kong’s diamond-promotion body plans to start checking wholesalers’ inventory for synthetics, as part of a program aimed at boostingconsumer confidence and giving retailers better peace of mind.The Diamond Federation of Hong Kong, China (DFHK) has been...
Polished Markets May 22, 2017 Joshua Freedman
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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
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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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Synthetic Diamonds: Legitimize, Don’t Ostracize
Traders of mined diamonds are divided over how to best respond to the growth of their laboratory-grown counterparts. Last week, India’s Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) became the second exchange to ban trading of man-made diamonds, ignoring...
Polished Markets Oct 15, 2015 Avi Krawitz
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Pure Grown Diamonds Appoints Curtis Lowrey as National Director of Brand Training
Synthetic diamond manufacturer Pure Grown Diamonds has appointed Curtis Lowrey as national director of brand training. Lowrey is a co-founder of Independent Gemological Laboratories. The lab will continue to operate under new management following Lowrey’s departure....
Polished Markets Aug 09, 2015 Rapaport News
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EGL South Africa Determined to Defend its Reputation
Alan Lowe leads the operations of EGL South Africa which has two gemological laboratories in that country. He is managing director and a minority owner, while the estate of the late Guy Margel, founder of the EGL...
Polished Markets Jul 10, 2015 Avi Krawitz
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IGI Certifies 10-Carat Diamond Grown With New Technology
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) Hong Kong certified lab-grown, 10.02-carat, E, VS1, type IIa, square, emerald-cut stone produced by New Diamond Technology LLC of St. Petersburg, Russia. The lab stated that the stone...
Technology May 26, 2015 Jeff Miller
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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
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Press Release: IGI Hosts On-Site Diamond Laboratory at Vicenzaoro in Dubai
Press Release: International Gemological Institute DMCC (IGI), the world's largest independent gem certification and appraisal institute for diamonds, colored gemstones and jewelry, will host an on-site diamond laboratory for the first...
Polished Markets Apr 20, 2015 IGI
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Press Release: IGI Trains Young Gemologists at Oberoi
Press Release: The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world's largest independent gem certification and appraisal institute, recently organized a special children-oriented seminar – “Young Gemologists” – for the students of Oberoi International School in Goregaon,...
Marketing Mar 10, 2015 IGI
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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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GJTCI Awards IGI for Lab Service Excellence, BVC for Logistics
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) received the “Excellence in Laboratory Services” award from the Gem & Jewellery Trade Council of India (GJTCI). “We at IGI are committed to the utmost quality in laboratory services, so to be recognized...
Marketing Jan 07, 2015 Jeff Miller
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IGI's D-Show Opens in Bangalore
Press Release: The International Gemological Institute (IGI) – the world's largest independent gem certification and appraisal institute – today announced its fourth IGI D-Show, held in Bengaluru’s Taj Westend, September 1 to 3. A unique buyer-seller knowledge...
Marketing Sep 02, 2014 IGI
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