As reported in Diamond Digest magazine:
Gemological Science International (GSI), a New York Head Quartered independent gemological laboratory that provides professional gemstone identification, grading and appraisal services to the fine jewelry industry introduces professional mobile lab equipment to India – Mobilab™ A breakthrough initiative and an integrated approach to innovation, this comprehensive laboratory was launched during IIJS, Signature Show on the 21st Feb’2014. The prominent figures of the industry honoured us by their presence and inaugurated the Mobilab™. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Nitin Khandelwal, a Director of the All India Gem & Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF); Dilip Lagu, Secretary of Maharashtra Saraf & Suvarnakar Mahamandal; Shantikaka Patel, President of the Gem & Jewellery Trade Council of India (GJTCI); and Ajit Pendurkar, President of the Dadar Saraf Association.
In response to the growing need to bring laboratory capabilities to the field, Mobilab™ is the first and only mobile lab in India which has pioneered the accessibility for on-site identifications and grading process. The complexity of carrying all the gem-testing equipment made the mobile lab service handicapped; GSI’s Mobilab™ is the answer to this problem. With the introduction of Mobilab™ a jeweler is assured of the highest quality standard.
GSI’s mobile laboratory enhance existing laboratory operations by showcasing an innovative approach which gives an ‘out-of-office’ option emphasizing on accuracy, reliability and accountability service delivered with personal attention and sensitivity meeting customers’ needs. Mobilab™ plays a vital role in reaching out to its target audience facilitating a rapid response to their need at the platform of their choice. GSI boasts highly specialized expertise in the geological world to make the process function effectively and with complete assurance.
Mark Gershburg, CEO, GSI said, “Mobilab™ will greatly reduce the cost and turnaround time of the gem identification process, while making it more accessible and attractive to high-volume merchants. Our skilled gemologists fully understand and have an in-depth working knowledge of how each piece of equipment works and operates, which give customers an extra level of confidence and additional reason to come back to us.”
GSI utilize the latest gemological evaluation equipments which has an eye for detail and a dedication to quality and authenticity. The Mobilab™ consists of basic testing equipments necessary to test and evaluate a gemstone for color, weight, refractive indices, fluorescence and many more. The testing equipments included in the Mobilab™ are Gemological Microscope which is a high-quality device for evaluation and identification by determining diamonds and gemstone’s characteristics. Diamond tester is to test suspicious mounted stones. Leveridge Gauge has been a staple tool for gemologists. It is vital in making weight estimations by measurement formula. Besides, Daylight Color Grading Instrument, UV Fluorescence Lamp, Colour Set and Boat, Fiber Optic Light and many more are included in the kit to carry out the identification and grading method.
“In addition to the existing grounded laboratory, GSI is capable of going right to their jewelry manufacturing clients to serve, anywhere through the Mobilab™ This mobility gives GSI incredible flexibility to serve the industry, when and where they need it” adds Mark Gershburg. GSI continue to leverage its experience in the development of innovative approaches to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers. GSI endeavoured in making laboratory mobile by configuring the system for the proper integration of laboratory equipment.