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.
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.