IGI Launches Same-Day Diamond Verification

The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world’s largest independent gemological laboratory, and the Diamond Manufacturers and Importers Association (DMIA), the leading nonprofit diamond industry organization that stands at the forefront in addressing domestic and global diamond industry issues, have joined forces to introduce a same-day diamond verification initiative initially for DMIA members. Once established, IGI will be offering this to additional groups in the diamond industry.

The diamond verification service, developed by IGI in collaboration with DMIA, ensures a same-day, expedited turnaround time for both single stones and parcels. DMIA members can access the service by completing a submission form, available through the organization or at the IGI intake counter in their offices located at 545 Fifth Avenue, 11th Floor.

A special meeting hosted by DMIA to take place on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, to formally announce the launch of this innovative initiative and other new DMIA programs. Representatives from IGI will present the same-day verification service program alongside the DMIA Diamond Integrity Committee (DDIC) to provide comprehensive details and address queries from members.

“Ensuring the authenticity of diamonds is crucial and our partnership with DMIA allows us to offer a sought after, same-day verification service. This collaboration highlights the commitment of IGI and DMIA to uphold industry standards,” states Avi Levy, president of IGI North America.

Stuart Samuels, president of DMIA adds, “We cannot overstate the importance of diamond verification in order to protect the integrity of the natural diamond industry and the reputation of each of our members.”

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