GSI Inaugurates Lab in Surat

 

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Gemological Science International (GSI) a full-service, high-tech lab designed specifically to meet the rapidly changing needs of the jewelry industry, inaugurated its new laboratory in Surat at the Varacha Road, Diamond Complex on 15th December 2014.

As a result of growing business and more demand for GSI certification, GSI adds 4th lab in the Indian market, which will be the 9th lab worldwide.

On the occasion clients, immediate neighbours in the vicinity and media graced the inaugural function to convey their best wishes and continuous success to GSI. GSI celebrated in a real Gujarati style by distributing mouth-watering ice-creams in the lobby area, which added further enthusiasm amongst eve  ryone present. Ice-cream is described as a luxury item reserved for special occasions in Gujarat.

Mr. Mark Gershburg, CEO of GSI expressed, “GSI has built a gem lab equipped to meet the evolving challenges of the industry by combining innovative thinking, new technology, and traditional values such as integrity and shared research. Our advanced technology and research capabilities help to offer clients the shortest turnaround time in the industry while maintaining consistent grading standards worldwide”

GSI Surat is launching educational programs in the diamond hub from April 2015 onwards.

 

About GSI

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. Visit www.gemscience.net or contact Neha Nangia, Corporate Communications Manager at neha.nangia@gemscience.net

About the author

Debbie Azar

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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