Written by: Alethea Inns, GG, FGA, Chief Learning Officer, Gemological Science International Published in: Jewellery Business Magazine, December 2021 Human beings love to classify and categorize items—and for good reason! This type of organization helps us better understand common attributes...
GSI President Debbie Azar gives an expert take on diamond clarity. PHOTO BY LYNN DUNSTON By Brides - https://www.brides.com/diamond-clarity-chart-5192329 If you’ve dabbled with the idea of a diamond engagement ring, you’re no doubt well-acquainted with the 4Cs: cut, carat, color, and...
About Diamond Diamond is a mineral composed of mainly of pure carbon, and the arrangement of carbon atoms within the crystal is almost perfectly symmetrical. Gem quality diamonds are typically 99.95% carbon and can be up to 99.99% pure. This...
Where is Gemological Science International (GSI) located?
GSI is headquartered in New York, NY. It has 13 laboratories on four continents and in a number of countries: the United States, India, Dubai, Israel, Belgium, Hong Kong, and Botswana. This makes GSI one of the largest independent gemological organizations in the world.
Is there a difference between grading reports issued by different GSI laboratories?
All GSI laboratories grade using the same methods and adhere to the same standards. Every laboratory is staffed with highly trained professionals who have years of grading experience and an extensive gemological background.
What does it mean when a sales associate tells me my diamond is “GSI Certified” or is accompanied by a “GSI Certificate”?
The phrases “GSI Certificate” and “GSI Certified” are industry shorthand for GSI grading or identification reports. What this means to you is that expert gemologists and trained professionals meticulously evaluated the item. When your diamond, jewelry or gemstone is accompanied by a GSI grading report, you can be completely confident in the accuracy and objectivity of the evaluation.
Where can I find “GSI Certified Diamonds”?
GSI diamond grading and identification reports can be found in jewelry stores worldwide and online. Insist on a GSI grading report when shopping for a diamond, jewelry or gemstone.