Botswana, February 2015 – Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest independently owned gemological laboratories in the world is pleased to announce that its Botswana laboratory is the first in Africa to use DiaMension™ Axiom in Africa. DiaMension™ Axiom is Sarine’s next generation high-end technology diamond scanner for measuring and modeling polished diamonds.
Ms. Debbie Azar, EVP, GSI, said, “We are proud to be the first user of the DiaMension™ Axiom. With its introduction, GSI can now detect the tiniest attributes and features of the diamond, such as facets’ pointing down to a microns level of accuracy.” Our clients will significantly benefit from one of the new capabilities offered by its products”, she added.
The DiaMension™ Axiom is the only scanner that enables fully automated cut & symmetry grading. Such innovative technology breaches the boundaries of the old Shadows modeling concept and limitations.
Uzi Levami, the chief executive of Sarine, stated, “After 25 years of 3D modeling based on shadows the DiaMension™ Axiom revolutionizes with new in-light direct modeling of real-time microscope analysis, detecting the tiniest imperfections of the diamond, such as facet Junctions.” “We are deeply honored that GSI, one of the largest laboratories in the world, has placed their trust in our products and consider it a privilege to continue to be their supplier of choice”, he added.
In 2005 Gemological Science International (GSI) was established in New York City as a full-service, high-tech lab designed specifically to meet the rapidly changing needs of the jewelry industry. With offices in the USA, India, Israel, and Belgium, it is currently one of the world’s largest and most technically advanced gem laboratories. GSI is known for its integrity, innovations and its commitment to the highest CSR standards.
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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”.