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IGI's Grading Reports Offer Spanish, Portuguese Formats

Aug 19, 2013 1:17 PM   By IGI
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Press Release: The International Gemological Institute (IGI) today announced the expansion of its diamond report series to include Spanish and Portuguese language options. As the Hispanic and Latino markets for jewelry continue to grow, IGI felt it vital to ensure grading reports are available in bilingual formats and is currently the only major worldwide gemological lab to present these specific offerings.

As a testament to IGI’s efforts, recent studies have identified the Hispanic and Latino demographics as key markets for jewelry. Specifically, despite Brazil’s current economic doldrums, industry analysts have seen an increase in consumer purchasing power and expect its economy to show positive performance in the coming years. According to the Jewelry Consumer Opinion Council (JCOC), the overall estimate of the Hispanic jewelry market is approximately $8 billion a year, and Spanish-language cable network, Univision, led ratings for the number one spot on primetime television in the month of July – also speaking to the domestic growth of the Hispanic population.

“Taking into account the current and impending jewelry market growth among Hispanics and Latinos, we saw an opportunity to provide an essential service,” said IGI's president and CEO, Jerry Ehrenwald. “We are thrilled to equip retailers and consumers alike with the necessary tools to understand their reports and the respective diamond quality.”

Essentially a statement attesting to the authenticity of a diamond, IGI diamond reports provide reliable and accurate information on the diamond’s identity and grade based on the internationally recognized system. As with all IGI diamond series offerings, the bilingual options will include a full-page report, diamond diagram and details on the stone’s characteristics, as per the one internationally accepted system for diamond grading.


About IGI
IGI was established in 1975 and is currently the world’s largest independent laboratory for testing and grading gemstones and fine jewelry with offices in Antwerp, New York, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Tel Aviv, Bangkok, Tokyo, Dubai, Toronto, Los Angeles, Kolkata, New Delhi, Surat, Chennai, Thrissur, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Cavaleze and Shanghai. IGI has received ISO accreditation in many countries. A certificate from IGI represents the all-important 5th C that no one should be without: Confidence. IGI is a standard of excellence for industry professionals and consumers around the globe. For more information, please visit www.igiworldwide.com.


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