GSI Surat Breaks New Ground in Bulk Star and Melee Testing
Surat, India – September 2015, GSI (Gemological Science International) one of the world’s leading gemological labs, is pleased to announce that it is the first and the only laboratory in India to begin batch testing for star and melee sized diamonds using the latest state of the art technology. In response to increasing demand for FTIR services, GSI offers resourceful and cost effective testing by utilizing a powerful and robust mid-IR spectrometer used for routine and advanced laboratory analysis.
“The infiltration of synthetics into the melee trade has become a legitimate concern to the industry. We, at GSI, view ourselves as a highly technologically savvy entity and are proud to boast bright and talented professionals in our ranks. This combination allows us to deliver this testing method, which may be the long-awaited solution to the time-consuming and inefficient method of testing used till now.” said GSI CEO Mark Gershburg. “We are extremely happy to offer this service in Surat and hope to expand its use to our offices in Mumbai.”
Gemological Science International (GSI) is an independent gemological laboratory. It combines state-of-the-art technology with deep professional expertise. GSI provides reliable, fast, and professional gemstone identification, grading and appraisal services to the global fine jewelry industry. GSI is the only major gemological laboratory established in the 21st century. Within a relatively short period of time, GSI has grown to become one of the largest gem labs in the world. In recent years, GSI has expanded its global footprint by opening offices in the United States, India, Israel, Belgium and Botswana. From New York City to Antwerp and Mumbai, GSI’s goal is to make gem lab services as reliable and convenient as possible for leading companies in the gem and jewelry trade.
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. She is also a Forbes Business Council 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.