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IGI Certifies 10.02 carat Heart Shaped Lab Grown Diamond

Top color and craftsmanship combine to make this fancy shaped specimen unique

Mumbai, India (July 1, 2021) — The International Gemological Institute (IGI) laboratory in Mumbai, India, has certified a large D color, VS2 clarity diamond with “excellent” craftsmanship. Certified as weighing 10.02 carats, IGI gemologists determined the diamond was grown using the High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) process. The choice of shape, top color grade and exceptional craftsmanship combine to make this large, heart-shaped lab grown diamond unique.

Lab grown diamonds are experiencing steadily increasing demand among consumers, establishing an ever-growing niche in the jewelry market. The popular optical properties and hardness of diamond, combined with the use of advanced technology to grow them, is proving to have undeniable appeal for certain audiences.

IGI pioneered the grading of lab grown diamonds in 2005. That historic decision provided a first-foothold in terms of authenticity and standardization for this growing industry segment. For more than 45 years, IGI has protected consumers will full reporting on diamonds, gemstones and finished jewelry. In April 2021, IGI became the world’s first to earn ISO accreditation for both natural and lab grown diamonds.

To learn more about IGI and the Institute’s offerings, please visit IGI and IGI’s Gemblog.

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About IGI

IGI has 20 laboratories in all major diamond and jewelry centers around the world, as well as 14 education facilities. For 45 years, IGI has provided the fine jewelry community and consumers with a broad range of services including independent diamond grading reports, colored stone reports, identification and appraisal reports, diamond authentication and attestation of origin, laser inscription services, as well as the issuing of the traditional jewelry identification report. Regardless of location or marketplace, an authentic IGI Laboratory Report is the common language of trust and confidence in the gemological world.

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