(NEW YORK) - The International Gemological Institute (IGI) announced it now provides QR (quick response) codes for IGI-certified jewelry. The code will link to an article’s unique IGI report, which can be conveniently viewed with a smartphone.
The IGI QR codes will not only easily assist sales associates in communicating relevant gemological grading information - 4Cs, authentication of precious metals, etc. - but this tool is also directly available to consumers, assuring them of an item’s quality.
As part of the certification process, the QR code will be included within the IGI Seal of Inspection/Standard of Excellence, affixed to each article. As before, hard copy reports are also available for all IGI-certified jewelry.
“We are eager to bring additional benefit to both retailers and consumers by offering a real-time way to access a unique IGI report, as this is a crucial step in the fine jewelry buying process,” said IGI President & CEO Jerry Ehrenwald.