Antwerp, Belgium (September 8, 2022) – The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world’s largest independent gemological organization of its kind, operating 20 laboratory locations and 14 schools of gemology around the world, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Pandora as its certification partner of choice for ‘Diamonds by Pandora – Exquisitely Beautiful Lab-Created Diamonds’.
‘Diamonds by Pandora’ is Pandora’s foray into the lab-grown diamond sphere and was officially launched in the US and Canada markets on August 25, 2022.
Bob Van Es, MD IGI Thailand states, ‘’IGI has been working in tandem with Pandora since Q1 2022, and has already been inspecting and grading thousands of diamonds. The consistency and uniformity of the 4C’s of Pandora’s stones is exceptional. All stones of 0.50 carats and above are being delivered with a co-branded gemological report.”
Roland Lorie, IGI CEO added, “The Pandora–IGI cooperation demonstrates that a gemological report remains at the heart of the consumer experience and continues to provide that crucial 5 th ‘C’, ‘Confidence’, at point-of-sale throughout the jewelry retail landscape.”
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) has 20 laboratories and 14 education facilities in major diamond and jewelry centers around the world. For 45 years, IGI has provided the fine jewelry community and consumers with a broad range of services including natural and laboratory grown diamond reports, colored stone grading and origin reports, as well as jewelry identification and appraisal reports. With the increase of lab grown diamonds in the marketplace, IGI screens millions of natural and lab grown diamonds in order for the industry and consumers to receive the product they expect. Regardless of location or marketplace, an authentic IGI Laboratory Report is the common language of trust and confidence in the gemological world.
IGI North America – Director of Marketing
Jen Cullen Williams