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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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. She is also a Forbes Business Council 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.