(NEW YORK) – The International Gemological Institute (IGI) has announced the launch of its new Same Day Grading Service, enabling clients of IGI’s North and South American laboratories to submit and pick up graded stones within the same business day.
IGI’s Same Day Service, available for natural D-Z diamonds, also includes IGI’s Security Seal Packaging, if requested. This exclusive packaging option for IGI-certified stones eliminates the possibility of tampering or replacement by sealing a stone in a secure and tamper-proof container, ensuring the contents were last handled by an IGI professional. A miniature copy of the IGI Diamond Report is enclosed within the seal (and is visible from the back). Once the packaging is opened, the IGI Seal will display a chemically-generated pattern, confirming the seal has been broken.
“We at IGI understand time is money,” stated IGI President and CEO Jerry Ehrenwald. “We are working to ensure our clients receive the most efficient, secure and reliably graded stones available. We believe the Same Day Grading Service coupled with the IGI Security Seal Packaging does just that.”
An additional charge equal to 50 percent of the grading fee is applied for Same Day Service.
For more information, please visit www.igiworldwide.com.