International Gemological Institute (IGI) has now developed into the largest independent
gem certification and appraisal institute renowned for its quality services, extensive
experience and know-how. IGI, the oldest institute of its kind in Antwerp, was
set up in 1975 and along with its sister laboratory in New York, is one of the
leading gemological institutions in the world. Today, a staff of just 3 has grown
to over 250 professionals dedicated to a standard of excellence second to none
in Antwerp, New York, Bangkok, Mumbai and Tokyo. Today IGI issues more than 400.000
reports a year.
Thousands of jewellers, retail stores, insurance
companies, internet sales organizations, catalogue companies (mail order), accounting
and securities firms and consumers are relying on the IGI reports.
gemological Information, a division of IGI, was established in New York in 1981,
as a source for unbiased appraisals of gems and jewelry. Like its parent company,
IGI Information is totally independent of all commercial sales organizations and
does not trade in diamonds or precious stones. Thus, IGI Information is able to
provide objective and accurate appraisals and identification reports, as well
as appraisal updates and estimates in case of damage.
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