Diamond Notes

New Millennium Etched in Stone Just in time for the new millennium, the International Gemmological Institute, a grading lab and appraising firm in New York City, is offering to laser-inscribe a store logo alongside a millennium or personal message on the girdle of a diamond submitted for a laboratory report. The service, called LaserScribe, can imprint whatever a customer wants (within reason). The example that IGI uses to illustrate the service shows its logo beside the word “Millennium.” The report comes in a pocket-sized format that eliminates the typical plotting diagram and includes a close-up photo of the inscription. Here in the United States, only IGI and Lazare Kaplan International (LKI), as well as any LKI licensee (such as GIA's Gem Trade Laboratory), have the rights to inscribe per their protected U.S. patents. Diamonds submitted to IGI can now be packaged with De B

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