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IGI to Certify Roseco Lab Grown Moissanite

Institute issuing Certificates of Authenticity for Roseco Jewelry

New York, New York (December 16, 2022) – The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world’s largest independent gemological laboratory, will issue grading reports for moissanite from Dallas based Roseco Inc. IGI Certificates of Authenticity will verify that the material is lab- grown moissanite, stating the gemstone’s shape, weight and colorless characteristics. Certificates will accompany all shapes in weights from 0.50 – 5.00 carats. This program is designed as a consumer protection initiative, analyzing and clearly identifying Roseco’s product as an increasing number of synthetics, simulants and counterfeits come to market.

“There are a lot of different gemstone and jewelry options on the market, which is great, but it can also be confusing,” noted IGI North American President Avi Levy. “Our laboratory analysis and verification will help retailers and consumers be assured of the authenticity and quality of the Roseco moissanite they are selling and buying.”

Roseco will offer IGI certified loose moissanite in most shapes and sizes, as well as finished stud earrings, solitaire rings and solitaire pendant jewelry. The gemstones are colorless and include a limited lifetime warranty.

French scientist Henri Moissan first discovered natural moissanite near a meteor crater in Arizona in 1893. Scientists perfected the process of growing moissanite in a lab in the 1950s and the gemstone quickly grew in popularity. The material has a higher refractive index (RI) than diamond at 2.69 (compared to 2.42). On the Mohs hardness scale moissanite ranks between 9.25 to 9.50, exceeding sapphires and rubies, coming nearer diamond’s 10.

Learn more about IGI and other offerings. For more information on Roseco, please contact moissnite@roseco.com or (800) 527-4490.


About Roseco
Roseco, established in Dallas in 1979, is the originator of the “Cathedral” solitaire, the “Martini” three-prong earring and the “Margarita” semi-mount collection. Roseco offers a broad assortment of settings, findings, mountings, tools & supplies, and other items that retail jewelers need and use on a daily basis with an excellent reputation for overnight service and quality products. All Roseco’s products can be found in their 700-plus page catalog or at Roseco.com.

About IGI
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) has 20 laboratories and 14 education facilities in major diamond and jewelry centers around the world. For over 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.

Media Contacts
IGI North America – Director of Marketing
Susan Baughman
susan.baughman@igi.org
+1-440-263-2257

Public Relations
Jen Cullen Williams
jen@jencullenwilliams.com
+1-562-382-3802

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