National and International
COOPERATION FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT
On February 8th, 2023, the BOLIVIAN NUCLEAR ENERGY AGENCY ABEN and the BOLIVIAN GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE IGB SRL sign a Cooperation Framework Agreement whose purpose is to establish coordination and cooperation mechanisms for the development of joint projects and activities related to the irradiation and characterization of gems and / or precious stones among others.
Planning, organization and development of research projects with applications of nuclear technology, which are of interest and benefit for the Bolivian population.
THE IGB WITH THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
Medal of the Liberator Simon Bolivar
This work, which lasted 5 days, was carried out in the premises of the Institute in Tiquipaya by a team made up of 4 students aspiring to professor of gemology with the official photographer of the IGB, the whole headed by the founder of the Institute Expert Gemologist.
Delivery of gemological certificates
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
CVD diamonds production
Participation of IGB to the XI South Americans games Cocha 2018
The stones are in blue sodalite from the region of Independencia in the department of Cochabamba mounted on a redwood base from the Amazon.
The trophies were awarded by the founder of the IGB Gérard Quintin in the presence of the Minister of Sports Tito Montaño to the representatives of each participating country, during a ceremony which took place in the hotel of the Tamporada at the Sport Center of Villa in Cochabamba on Thursday, 8 June 2018.
This event is an act marking the participation of the Gemological Institute of Bolivia to the development and the Bolivian Image in the world.
New diamondHardness 11
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.
After his brilliant performance the actor caught the virus and now invests in "Diamond Foundry" a company specialized in the manufacturing of synthetic diamonds, also cofinanced by entrepreneurs of the Silicon Valley.
To make sure of the success he surrounds itself with masters diamond cutters such as Israel Itzkowitz, among others, the inventor of "Princess Cut" and Maarten de Witte multi-facets diamond expert.
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.
IGB IS MOVING
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.