Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, announced today its new membership in The Plumb Club, becoming the first-ever gemological laboratory to be invited to join the prestigious organization.
“GSI is thrilled to become a member of The Plumb Club,” says Debbie Azar, President, and Co-Founder of GSI. “We are honored to join this prestigious organization that is recognized for its leadership and positive impact on the diamond and jewelry industry.”
Since its inception in 1983, The Plumb Club has been an organization of responsible jewelry and watch suppliers committed to ethics and to observing the highest standards of business and personal conduct. All members annually sign The Plumb Club Code of Responsibility and seek to enhance retailer and consumer confidence in the club and its members. Recently, the board decided to allow respectable and fully vetted service suppliers to join the organization.
“The Plumb Club is thrilled to welcome GSI to our membership roster,” said Lawrence Hess, executive director of The Plumb Club. “With our Board’s recent decision to open membership to service providers, GSI will become the very first gem lab to join our membership.”
GSI is a globally renowned gemological organization that offers a myriad of services to the diamond and jewelry industry including grading reports and services for diamonds (both natural and lab-grown), colored gemstones, and jewelry. GSI is the leader in the testing and detection of undisclosed lab-grown diamonds in finished jewelry. The company also offers a variety of educational programs to the trade and has a dedicated internationally recognized team of researchers, scientists, and professionals committed to advancing gemological research in the industry.
Gemological Science International (GSI) is the only major gemological organization established in the 21st century. Founded in 2005 in New York City, it has grown to become one of the largest gemological entities in the world with laboratory facilities spanning four continents. Utilizing cutting-edge processes and proprietary technologies, along with a commitment to the highest ethical standards and practices, GSI provides manufacturers and retailers globally with a wide range of gemstone identification and grading services. The company is committed to advancing gemological research and offers gemological educational programs for trade professionals and the general public through its state-of-the-art research center.
About The Plumb Club
Founded in 1983 by a small group of distinguished manufacturers as a social club, The Plumb Club has evolved into one of the jewelry industry’s leading supplier organizations. Today, The Plumb Club is a unique coalition of leading, responsible, and important suppliers spanning all facets of the jewelry, diamond, and watch industries. The purpose of the organization is to connect its members and their customers and help shape the future of the jewelry industry. The Plumb Club’s membership accounts for a significant percentage of the domestic fine jewelry market.