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IGI Provides QR Codes for Certified Jewelry

May 20, 2013 11:55 AM   By IGI
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Press Release:  The International Gemological Institute (IGI) announced it now provides QR (quick response) codes for IGI-certified jewelry. The code will link to an article’s unique IGI report, which can be conveniently viewed with a smartphone.

The IGI QR codes will not only easily assist sales associates in communicating relevant gemological grading information – 4Cs (cut, color, clarity and carat), authentication of precious metals, etc. – but this tool is also directly available to consumers, assuring them of an item’s quality.

As part of the certification process, the QR code will be included within the IGI Seal of Inspection/Standard of Excellence, affixed to each article. As before, hard copy reports are also available for all IGI-certified jewelry. 

“We are eager to bring additional benefit to both retailers and consumers by offering a real-time way to access a unique IGI report, as this is a crucial step in the fine jewelry buying process,” said IGI's president and CEO, Jerry Ehrenwald.

Those attending the JCK Las Vegas Show can see an IGI QR code demonstration at IGI’s booth (#B5100) by scheduling an appointment (contact Scott Friedman, GG; ASA at sfriedman-at-igi-usa.com). 

About IGI
IGI began in Antwerp in 1975 and is currently the largest independent certification institute in the world with offices in Antwerp, New York, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Tel Aviv, Bangkok, Tokyo, Dubai, Toronto, Los Angeles, Kolkata, New Delhi, Surat, Chennai, Thrissur, Ahmedabad, Cavaleze and Shanghai. IGI is a worldwide organization and has received ISO accreditation in many countries, including IGI North & South America, which is also a certified member of the Responsible Jewelers Council (RJC). For more information, please visit www.igiworldwide.com or www.igionline.com

 

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Tags: certified jewelry, IGI, JCK, qr codes, smartphone, vegas
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