The International Gemological Institute (IGI), which claims to be the largest organisation of its kind in the world, is now offering e-learning solutions for jewellery professionals.

The offering will cover a variety of topics, from an introduction to the four Cs and diamond and gemstone training to comprehensive education about lab-grown diamonds and the significant benefits the natural diamond industry brings to millions of indigenous people in the upstream value chain.

Furthermore, IGI claims that its e-learning programme is bespoke in that it offers different, specialised advice catering to the user.

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The educational components don’t change, but IGI supplements essential knowledge with added context and messaging designed for the target audience, emphasising information that can be used in-store or elsewhere.

Chief marketing officer, Arnaud Lorie, said: “We suggest different talking points for a luxury brand than we do for an e-commerce seller.

“The basics stay the same, but we help them use the information in their context immediately. We’ve received a lot of positive feedback for this approach.”

Meanwhile, Avi Levy, IGI North president, said: “There’s a lot happening in our industry right now. Those who know the latest developments are going to serve their clients best.”