RAPAPORT... The International Gemological Institute (IGI) will host an educational seminar and diamond grading services in Panama City during October. IGI in conjunction with the Panama Diamond Exchange, is organizing its diamond grading seminar on October 25, 2010, for area jewelers to learn about state-of-the-art grading procedures and the importance of certification to retailers and end consumers. The seminar is free and will take place from 9 a.m. to noon local time at the Bristol Hotel.
Additionally, IGI will offer its independent diamond grading services by appointment October 25–29 on-site at the Panama Diamond Exchange. To reserve a seat for the seminar or to schedule diamond grading call 1.888.289.4447.