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GEMOLOGICAL SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL (GSI) ANNOUNCES ITS DUBAI LABORATORY EIAC ACCREDITATION

Gemological Science International (GSI) announced today that the Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC) approved GSI’s Dubai laboratory accreditation. The accreditation is valid not only in Dubai where the GSI laboratory is located, but in all seven United Arab Emirates.  GSI is the first and the only international gemological laboratory to achieve this accreditation. This accreditation upholds GSI’s commitment to professional integrity, transparency and forward looking processes and procedures

“This accreditation further proves our leadership as the gemological laboratory for today’s consumer” said Debbie Azar, Founder and President, Gemological Science International (GSI). “Our state-of-the-art technology and processes enable us to provide dedicated, uncompromising accuracy, reliability and consistency worldwide.”

As the leading global gemological enterprise committed to advancing industry innovation and quality of service, GSI operates with a highest standards of integrity and this accreditation proved it once again. EIAC recognizes GSI’s unwavering pledge to offer its customers unmatched transparency and accuracy of service.

With 13 offices stretching over North America, Asia, Europe and Africa – GSI’s state of the art technology in hardware, software, magnification, optics, lighting and other proprietary technology are made accessible to their global clientele.

About Gemological Science International (GSI)

About GSI: Gemological Science International (GSI) is an independent gemological organization that provides gemstone identification & grading services, gemological research, and a broad range of educational programs to all levels of the diamonds, gemstone and jewelry trade. A trusted and reliable partner to thousands of clients worldwide, GSI is wholly committed to the highest ethical standards and practices throughout all of its operations.  GSI is the only major gemological enterprise established in the 21st century and has grown to become one of the largest in the world. For additional information visit www.gemscience.net.

About Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIACI)

EIAC is the governmental accreditation body located in Dubai that grants accreditation to Conformity Assessment Bodies worldwide which including Testing, Calibration, Inspection, Certification of Management Systems, Persons, Products whilst adhering to international standards. The Emirates International Accreditation Center (EIAC) was established pursuant to Law No (27) of 2015 issued by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai. The center aims to enhance Dubai’s position as the capital of the Islamic economy by gaining international recognition from leading regional and international recognition organizations, facilitating trade exchanges and strengthening the UAE’s role in industry and trade. It also seeks to contribute towards environment, health and public safety protection, support the national economy and help raise the competiveness of local economic organizations to international levels.

About the author

Debbie Azar

Debbie Azar is an experienced executive with extensive knowledge of the jewelry and gem lab industries. Her entrepreneurial skills and clarity of vision have helped GSI achieve rapid and continuous growth worldwide.

She began her industry career by starting her own successful costume jewelry business. She then expanded her knowledge of the industry with sales, marketing and business development roles at several companies. In 2005, she joined Mark Gershburg to establish GSI. Ms. Azar is an active member of myriad industry organizations and charities; she currently serves as a Board Member of Jewelers for Children. Forbes Councils Member. She is also a Forbes Councils Member

Her strengths include working directly with retail chains and stores to help build their business and brands. She is widely known in the industry for her commitment to meeting customer needs.

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FAQ

💎 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.

💎 What do I do if I lose my GSI Diamond Report?

Every GSI grading report is available on our website. Please visit gemscience.net and go to “verify your report”. Enter your GSI report number and you’ll instantly have access to a digital copy of it. You can also email us through the website to request a copy.

💎 What are the 4Cs

A beautiful diamond is one of nature’s most mesmerizing creations. But how do you objectively judge the quality of the gem? The 4Cs – Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat Weight – are the universal standard for doing this.

💎 Is there anything beyond the 4Cs?

The 4Cs are an essential and important description of a diamond’s characteristics. But there is a considerable amount of detailed information behind each “C” along with other qualities of a diamond that affect its beauty, such as fluorescence, light performance and more.

How much do you need to know? That’s up to you, but knowing the 4Cs is almost essential.

💎 What does a GSI diamond grading report look like?

GSI offers a number of grading reports (often referred to as “GSI Certificates”). You can see samples of them by browsing the Grading Reports page on our website.

💎 What does a GSI colored diamond grading report look like?

You can see samples grading reports by browsing the Grading Reports page on our website.

💎 What does a GSI Colored stone report look like?

You can see samples of Colored stones reports by browsing Grading Reports page on our website.

💎 How does a GSI grading report compare to other laboratories that issue grading reports?

It is our policy not to comment on other laboratories. However, know that GSI adheres to the highest ethical standards. We do this in a number of ways:

  • Rotating gemologists to our different labs
  • Continuously upgrading our proprietary grading software to ensure full compliance with international grading standards
  • Having our gemological research department constantly investigate new developments in the industry, which informs the grading process

💎 What’s the difference between a “GSI Certificate” and a “GSI Diamond Grading Report”?

GSI issues a variety of grading and identification reports. Consumers and industry professionals often call these reports “GSI Certificates”.

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