(NEW YORK) – Lavalier® Personal Jewelry Insurance is proud to officially partner with the International Gemological Institute (IGI), a leading independent diamond, gem and jewelry grading, education and appraisal institute. Through this collaboration, Lavalier offers discounted premiums to consumers who provide an official IGI grading report, along with continued educational support on subject matters such as appraisals, lab grown gemstones, jewelry-specific insurance coverage versus homeowners or renters policies, and more.
Lavalier® offers flexible policies that include worldwide coverage for loss, damage, theft, mysterious disappearance/unexplained loss and wear and tear. Consumers can obtain an instant, online insurance quote at Lavalier.com/IGI by entering just their ZIP code, value of item and their choice of deductible, and can pay online to bind coverage within minutes. Customers who specify that they have an IGI grading report will see a discount of up to 10% applied to their premium at checkout.
IGI is the largest organization of its kind, operating 29 laboratory locations around the world grading finished jewelry, natural diamonds, lab-grown diamonds and gemstones. They offer natural and lab-grown diamond and gemstone screening, appraisals, registration and other services.
“IGI has been renowned as a trusted leader in grading and reporting for almost 50 years,” says Lavalier Vice President Lorelle Henry. “As IGI and Lavalier each continue to expand and innovate within our prospective areas of expertise, this partnership is a very natural progression to collectively offer enhanced services and education to our jewelry customers.”
“Collaborating with Lavalier will not only provide our valued consumers with enhanced protection for their precious jewelry but also empower them with the knowledge and confidence that comes from working with two trusted industry leaders,” states Avi Levy, President of IGI North America.