Gemological Science International organizes yet another successful exclusive seminar ‘Man made diamond – Myths and the Facts’ to educate the audience on the rising concerns of diamond synthetics. GSI conducted a successful Seminar at DMCC on the imperative topic in the industry – Managing the Challenges of Man Made Diamonds – Myths, Facts, and Realities.
GSI receives an overwhelming response from the seminar. It focussed on the history, formation, myths, and the challenges associated with the Man made diamonds. In the recent years, the industry has developed new techniques like CVD and HPHT to grow diamonds in the labs in a short period of time. Though it is used for industrial purposes, the threat lies in the usage of ‘undisclosed’ lab grown diamonds that can be illegally mixed in jewelry sets and sold to customers. To maintain consumer trust and confidence, gemological labs like GSI takes credible measures and uses the best state of art technology and practices to make sure the right diamond reaches the right consumers. The final consumer of all diamond products must be rest assured that the items they purchase are accurately labeled and graded. The only way to achieve this through an industry-wide commitment to the proper classification of man made stones and impossible to evade safeguards that will catch any and all attempts at circumventing these procedures.
Seminar attendees were left with a superior understanding of all these underlying factors as well as got an early look at all of the new verification measures designed to provide accurate and swift classification in a low- cost manner. A brief demo of Testing was also given by our Chief – Gemologist Ms. Seema Athavale — GSI.
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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”.