The International Gemological Institute (IGI) has independently assessed and professionally graded many of the jewelry items we sell. IGI operates 18 laboratory locations around the world grading finished jewelry, natural diamonds, lab-grown diamonds and gemstones – and 14 schools of gemology graduating thousands of new jewelry professionals each year.
IGI’s unique position
IGI is the only worldwide gemological institute serving consumer protection by evaluating and grading finished jewelry creations, as well as loose diamonds and colored gemstones.
Partners in protection
Our partnership with IGI is motivated by shared-commitment to transparency, authenticity and full disclosure for our clients. By providing independent authentication of your purchase from the world leader in jewelry evaluation we have built a value-chain of protection from its creation all the way into your hands.
Why laboratory assessment?
In the modern world even experts require specialized tools to detect gemstone treatments and enhancements and determine natural or lab-grown origins. IGI has been developing and implementing the world’s most advanced identification spectrometry since the 1980s, and was the first gemological institute to provide full assessment of lab-grown diamonds in 2005.
The World Leader in jewelry evaluation
Issuing millions of reports annually, IGI’s experience and reach are unrivaled. Not simply in North America; IGI is the most trusted name in jewelry grading across Europe and Asia. In 2020, responding to explosive growth in online sales, eBay India created a national program for sellers to have products graded by IGI, empowering trust and confidence among buyers in the world’s largest domestic jewelry market.
The World Leader in education
Offering more courses in more locations around the world, IGI’s schools of gemology are unrivaled in diversity and reach. From rough diamonds to computer-assisted jewelry design and retail support, IGI goes above and beyond traditional diamond and gemstone training, fostering creativity and graduating thousands of new jewelry professionals each year.
The World Leader in gemological variety
IGI insructs a wider variey of courese, provides a wider array of services and grades a wider variety of gemstones and jewelry in more locations around the world than any other gemological organization.
IGI co-created the modern laser-inscription process, was first to issue Jewelry Identification Reports, first to offer rough diamond courses, first to protectively seal diamonds, first to issue comprehensive cut-grading criteria, first to offer appraisal services and the first to offer co-branded reports in cooperation with renowned jewelry brands.
Commitment to our clients
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Macy’s was founded in 1858 and has always been an active and responsible citizen in the communities we serve. Today, these core values remain in our DNA and guide our operations. From responsible sourcing and sustainable practices to corporate governance, we are proud of our current standards and always strive to improve.
A shared commitment to transparency, authenticity and disclosure in the area of diamond and gemstone jewelry serves as the foundation of our partnership with IGI.