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.
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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”.