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GSI COMPLETES INSPECTION OF INVENTORY, FOR MARKS JEWELERS, FOR UNDISCLOSED LAB GROWN DIAMONDS

GSI’s sent a mobile team to Montgomeryville, PA to inspect each piece of diamond jewelry for undisclosed lab-grown diamonds

NEW YORKAugust 21, 2019Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, conducted a full review of Marks Jewelers’ inventory for undisclosed lab grown diamonds.

GSI sent a mobile team to Marks Jewelers’ 25,000 square foot state of the art store in Montgomeryville, PA to screen and test all diamond jewelry in their showcase and inventory. Going forward, Marks Jewelers has implemented an inventory control process to have all incoming jewelry screened and tested by GSI.

“The GSI team was extremely professional and knowledgeable and we are pleased that they screened our entire inventory fast and efficiently,” said Jim Brusilovsky, President of Marks Jewelers. “The GSI team came in with their equipment, set up their testing area and went to work with minimal disruption to regular business” said Dareen Brusilovsky,” V.P. of Merchandise. “With the assurance of GSI, we know that all of our existing and incoming diamond inventory does not have any undisclosed lab grown diamonds.”

“Marks Jewelers is a true leader in the industry. Jim has a strong sense of responsibility to his customers and has therefore pioneered the way for independent jewelers to screen and test their diamond jewelry inventories,” said Debbie Azar, President and Co-Founder of GSI. “We commend Jim and the Mark Jewelers team for best practices and encourage all retailers to put a process in place for the detection of undisclosed lab grown diamonds. I want to stress that the issue of undisclosed diamonds is still a problem within our industry. “

GSI is a world leader in gemological services, with 13 gemological laboratories across four continents, combining state-of-the-art technology with the highest ethical standards. GSI recently opened a new 4,200-square-foot Laboratory in New York dedicated to the screening and detection of undisclosed diamonds to continue its groundbreaking work.

About Gemological Science International (GSI)

Gemological Science International (GSI) is one of the largest gemological organizations in the world. Founded in 2005 in New York City, it has since grown to have 13 gemological lab facilities spanning four continents. Utilizing leading-edge processes and proprietary technologies, GSI provides manufacturers and retailers globally with a wide range of gemstone identification and grading services. The company is committed to advancing gemological research through its Research Center, and it offers gemological educational programs for trade professionals and the public at all levels.

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Debbie Azar
Co-founder & President at | +12122074140 | Website | + posts

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. Forbes Councils Member. She is also a Forbes Councils 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.

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FAQ

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?

Every GSI grading report is available on our website. Please visit gemscience.net and go to “verify your report”. Enter your GSI report number and you’ll instantly have access to a digital copy of it. You can also email us through the website to request a copy.

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”.

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