New York, NY – Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the world’s leading gemological institutions, today announced it has expanded its’ synthetic testing services for finished diamond jewelry to Hong Kong, India, New York and Dubai. This service is offered to manufacturers and retailers that wish to have goods as small as melee set in finished jewelry tested. At the same time, GSI’s loose diamond testing services continues to be offered at all of GSI’s facilities around the world. This is the latest in a series of services that GSI offers to the jewelry trade to address industry current concerns. “At GSI, we put our customers’ needs first and foremost,” said Debbie Azar, GSI CoFounder. “We are therefore taking every step necessary to provide the most state of the art services and offerings that allow all levels of our trade to guarantee the validity of their products.”
GSI does not require clients to have their diamonds and/or finished diamond jewelry graded by the lab, or have any certificate for that matter, in order to order to have their diamonds and/or finished diamond jewelry tested for synthetics.
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. For additional information visit www.gemscience.net.
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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”.