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International Gemological Institute (IGI) Expands Global Footprint with 30th Laboratory in Pune, Maharashtra

by Madonna

Pune, Maharashtra – In a significant milestone, the International Gemological Institute (IGI), a renowned global authority in diamond and gemstone certification, proudly announces the opening of its 30th laboratory, strategically located in the heart of Maharashtra, Pune.

Headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium, IGI boasts nearly half a century of expertise in the field of diamond, colored stones, and jewelry certification, serving as a trusted source of industry knowledge and assurance.


The inauguration ceremony was marked by the ceremonial lighting of lamps, followed by the auspicious Ganesh Puja, signifying a blessed beginning for the Pune laboratory and education institute. The event commenced with a warm welcome address delivered by Mr. Printer.


With the addition of Pune, IGI now boasts a global network of 30 state-of-the-art laboratories, with an impressive tally of 19 labs serving the vibrant jewelry industry in India.


Mr. Tehmasp Printer, expressing his delight, spoke about the significance of bringing IGI’s esteemed services to Pune. He highlighted Pune’s potential as a thriving jewelry market, citing the growing young working population and the enduring tradition of jewelry being an integral part of Maharashtrian culture.

IGI remains steadfast in its commitment to providing authenticity to consumers and instilling trust in every purchase. The Pune laboratory officially commenced its operations on September 15, 2023, marking a new era in the gemological landscape of the region.

The addition of IGI’s Pune laboratory reaffirms the institute’s dedication to offering cutting-edge gemological services and certification, further strengthening its position as a global leader in the field.


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