During the month of August 2020, gemological certificates were given to 3 students in the premises of the Institute in Tiquipaya. A fourth student, absent due to isolation imposed by COVID19 will be given his certificates during the month of September
The jewelery school students team of the newspaper Le Mur, the teachers, the staffs of the European project, and the Principal of the jewelery school Jean Guéhenno have the pleasure to invite you for the private viewing of four European exhibitions presented through the JEWELS OF FUTURE … We share this private viewing with our partners of the program Erasmus + and the European jewelery school network… Delegations of high school students and teachers issued of 8 jewelry schools join us for a few days from Belgium, Spain, Greece, Italy, Portugal and the United Kingdom to pursue in our school the common European project...
PRIVATE VIEWING THE JEWELS OF FUTURE Wednesday, January 25th, 2017, 18.00
Cité de l'Or in Saint-Amand Montrond
The United Arab Emirates (UAE), represented by Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of the Dubai Multi Commodities Center, and current President of the Kimberley Process (KP), are going to support the Venezuela’s request to reinstate the Kimberley Process ( KP). Venezuela suspended itself from the KP in 2008 following tax evasions caused by the smuggling of uncertified diamonds.
The biggest diamond ever discovered in Angola, weighting 404,2 carats with an estimated value of 15 million dollars was extracted on the site of Lulo in the province of Lunda Norte of Angola by the Australian mining company Lucapa Diamond Company. In a communiqué the group indicates that 60 big diamonds have been already extracted from this site.
The Star of Adam
A blue star sapphire weighting 1.404,49 carats, actualy the biggest of the world, was found in a mine from " the city of the gems " in Ratnapura in Sri Lanka. The estimation of the value from the Gemmological Institute of Colombo can be at least over 100 millions dollars. The price of sale can rise up to 175 million dollars.
The Gemological Institute of America announced it classified a blue diamond (fancy deep blue) synthetic material HPHT type IIb, emerald cut, 5.03 carat . It is the biggest diamond of this type which the Institute had to inspect.
The stone was produced by New Diamond Technology ( NDT), company based in Saint-Petersburg in Russia and also founding member of the recently launched International Grown Diamond Association.
On Friday, the 6th of November, 2015 the Bolivian Gemological Institut IGB received the visit of the Deputy Leoncio Jancko Quispe.
On Monday, the 16th of November, 2015 the Deputy Ascencio Laxo President of the Parliamentary Brigade of Potosi visits the instalations of the IGB.
On Thursday, the 26th of November, 2015 was the participation of the Bolivian Gemologican Institut IGB to the creation of a project of law PL 347/2015-2016 which will allow the State Plurinacional of Bolivia to ask for his participation to the Kimberley Process.
The Bolivian Institute of Gemology obtained its number of mining registration of the National Service of Register and Control of the Marketing of Minerals and Metals SENARECOM.