Gemological Science International (GSI) today announced it has received its ISO 17025 and DAC – REQ – 01 accreditation in Dubai, making it the first-ever, international gemological organization to do so in that country.
ISO/IEC 17025 was first issued in 1999 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). It covers testing and calibration performed using standard methods, non-standard methods, and laboratory-developed methods and is considered the single most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories around the world. In order to achieve this type/level of certification by the Dubai Accreditation Centre (DAC), GSI was required to go through a rigorous audit of its diamond, gemstone, and jewelry testing processes, procedures and equipment.
“We are especially proud of this achievement in Dubai for it showcases, in an internationally recognized and respected manner, the accuracy, reliability, consistency, and validity of the work we are doing not just in Dubai, but around the world,” said Debbie Azar, GSI President & Co-Founder. She added, “Achieving this certification
further showcases our competency in the gemological services field and should give GSI’s customers and future customers additional, long-lasting trust in our work.”
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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.
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💎 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?
💎 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”.