|INTERNATIONAL GEMOLOGICAL INFORMATION
International Gemological Information, a division of IGI was established in New York
in 1981, as a source for unbiased appraisals of gems and jewelry. IGI is totally
independent of all commercial sales organizations and does not trade in diamonds
or precious stones. Thus, IGI is able to provide independent, accurate appraisals,
identification reports, as well as appraisal updates and estimates in cases of loss,
theft or damage. These monetary valuations are based on a constant surveillance
of current retail prices through the use of a computerized network. This network
monitors a cross section of the pricing structure throughout the world by means
of national and international surveys.
IGI’s Appraisal Report provides a description of the gem of article of jewelry - its
identification, weight, measurements, shape, cut, finish, proportions, clarity, color,
and when appropriate, the quantity of precious stones. Also included are the
identification, content and weight of precious metals. To further identify the item,
an enlarged color photograph showing the details – and in the case of diamonds,
a diagram indicating inclusions if any – is also provided (.95 ct. and above).
Finally, the Appraisal Report states the estimated retail replacement value for
insurance purposes. The valuations are expressed in U.S. dollars, euro or other
Consumers, retailers, jewelers, insurance companies, public accountants, financial
planners, commercial banks and estate executors are assured of the most reliable
and accurate gemological appraisal reports available today, thanks to IGI’s
advanced technology and superior expertise in the field of gems and jewelry.
IGI’s experienced appraisers convert the grading information of gems and jewelry
into retail replacement values for insurance purpose. These results are based on
continuous international monitoring of retail prices charged by established retail stores.
After you receive your IGI appraisal report with your jewelry item, you can verify it online. Click here to verify your report. The IGI also offers updated appraisal reports. To obtain an update on your original IGI appraisal, simply visit http://www.igionline.com. Click on Online Services and then Report Update to fill out an ’online report request’. The cost is $25.00.
SUMMATION OF APPRAISALS (S.O.A.)
The S.O.A. will summarize pertinent gemological factors with regard to an article
of jewelry. Each article of jewelry is independently examined by experience graduate
gemologists working in unison with certified, accredited gem and jewelry appraisers.
These gemological factors include the authenticity and weight of the precious metals,
identification and the quality of diamonds and gemstones.
A color photo of the article of jewelry is also indicated with each summation. IGI’s
seal of inspection will be attached to each article of jewelry appraised and upon
request the unique S.O.A. report number and IGI logo will be engraved into the
shank of the ring for identification purposes.
IGI’s Summation of Appraisal is available in several formats. The computer
generated micro-cert format fits perfectly into IGI’s new Appraisal Summary.
This credit card format is available in a passport holder or an IGI box as well.
Returning an item that was purchased with an IGI Certificate:
Anjolee issues a free Certificate of Authenticity for each diamond jewelry order. Anjolee allows you to add to your order and purchase a third party certificate from the International Gemological Institute (IGI). Purchasing a third party IGI jewelry certificate is an optional feature. The exact cost of the certificate is shown while customizing each product, on the shopping cart, and on your invoice. Note that Anjolee does not refund the cost of the certificate in case of a return.