Mumbai, 27th November, 2014 – Gemological Science International (GSI) a full-service, high-tech lab designed specifically to meet the rapidly changing needs of the jewelry industry, participates at the Kerala Gems and Jewellery Show (KGJS), 2014. At this premier industry platform, GSI hosts an interesting and informative workshop on the understanding of Diamonds, everyday from 06th December until 8th December 2014 at KGJS, Kerala.
Neeta Shah, VP of India Operations said, “So many people tell me that they would love to understand their diamonds, but find it hard to. Everyone has heard of the four Cs i.e. Cut, Clarity, Carat and Color, but it becomes difficult for them to use this knowledge practically. Therefore, we based our workshop on answering their questions as simply and practically as possible.”
Mark Gershburg, CEO, GSI further adds, “The workshop will be conducted by highly professional and dedicated staff with vast experience in grading loose and diamond jewelry. GSI uses the most advanced proprietary software as well as the newest technology during each step of the process.”
Furthermore, GSI experienced tremendous growth worldwide and in India particularly. GSI has a lab in Thrissur which serves gem and jewelry industry based in South India region, therefore it’s completely logical for GSI to exhibit in Kerala. All show visitors will be able to familiarize with GSI’s services and reports, and GSI’s existing customers will be able to learn about our new products.
The workshop covers following in detail:
- Identification of Diamond
- Grading Symmetry & Polish of a Diamond
- Tips on Jewelry Grading
- Clarity Grading of Loose & Mounted Grading
The GSI booth will be located in the CIAL Trade Fair & Exhibition Centre (Booth No. G11).
💎 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”.