Previous News:
October 2021
September 2021
August 2021
July 2021
June 2021
May 2021
April 2021
March 2021
February 2021
January 2021
December 2020
November 2020
October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
May 2016
April 2016
December 2015
March 2015
January 2015
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
January 2013
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011

IGI Expands Reach Into Egypt

International grading authority becomes the first to offer education services for the country

The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world’s largest independent gemological laboratory, has begun providing its education services in the Arab Republic of Egypt. The Institute provides retail sales training programs for diamonds and gemstones, as well as facilitates accredited training courses for jewelry professionals.

“We are honored to extend IGI’s world-class expertise into the Egyptian market,” remarked IGI General Manager Shaunak Shastree. “This expansion is in line with the Institute’s ongoing efforts to be a growth catalyst in market development by educating the industry professionals as well as by attracting the best talent in the sector with formal globally recognized gemology education opportunities.”

IGI’s debut in the country was announced during a Iftar dinner ceremony held during the Ramadan month at a Cairo hotel in the presence of Dr. Wasfi Wasif, head of the gold division of the federation of Chambers of Commerce, and Aida Zayed, director of the fashion and design center of the Egyptian Ministry of Commerce and Industry, as well as representatives from leading jewelry brands in Egypt, including Damas Jewelry, Cherif El Sirgany, Botros Jewelry, Rafaat Jewelry, Sarana Jewelry and Omar El Khayam Jewelry.

“The Arab Republic of Egypt works hard to provide high-quality jewelry and gemstones to our residents, and we are confident IGI will help us meet and exceed that standard,” said Wasif. “In addition to its well-known and widely accepted certification services in the classification and evaluation of fine jewelry, gemstones, natural and lab-grown diamonds, the Institute’s training courses will help increase our country’s knowledge and empower consumers who aspire to specialize in jewelry trading or design.”

IGI currently offers training courses that cover fundamental jewelry topics, ranging from raw diamond classification to gemstones, pearls, modern processing types and jewelry design. Trainees interested in becoming a specialist in precious stones can also complete training courses for a certification from Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and IGI. This achievement is one of the most prestigious recognitions that qualifies candidates to confidently enter the labor market and start their careers in the jewelry industry.

About IGI
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) has 18 laboratories spread across all major diamond and jewelry centers around the world, as well as eight educational facilities. For 45 years, IGI has provided jewelry retailers and consumers with a wide range of services including independent diamond classification reports, colored stone reports, stone identification and evaluation reports, diamond certification and proof of origin, laser engraving services, as well as the issuance of traditional jewelry certificates. IGI has been in the Middle East since 2001, with its first office in the UAE. For more information, please visit:

AT: 05/27/2021 04:42:20 PM   LINK TO THIS NEWSLETTER

Post a Comment
Comments are closed.
Copyright © 2009 - 2022 TRJ Publishing LLC.

Sitemap | Privacy Policy