The International Gemological Institute (IGI) will unveil two new organizations at a jewelry workshop in Italy this week on the technical and commercial impact of synthetic diamonds on the jewelry industry. Firstly, the IGI Italy Association, which will represent the Antwerp-based laboratory’s operations in Italy, combines the five territorial districts involved in implementing IGI’s School of Gemology programs in Italy. Secondly, the IGI Italy Alumni Association will also be introduced at the workshop. It will be open will be open to IGI graduate gemologists, present and past students, gem cutters and enthusiasts, and is intended help professionals network via websites, as well as through a gemological journal published in English and Italian. The workshop will be held on June 14, at the Centro Orafo (Jewelry & Goldsmith Center) in Caserta, which is located roughly 30km north of Naples.