By Maria Mrozek, Senior Gemologist GSI One of the fascinating features which gemologists are observing in diamonds, both natural and laboratory-grown, are inclusions. Inclusions are imperfections within a diamond that are result of different events during formation of natural and...
Myths, Facts, and Realities Gemological Science International (GSI) presented a seminar entitled 'Man-Made Diamonds - Myths and the Facts - Realities' to interested parties at the DMCC Dubai on 20th November, Monday at 9.00 a.m. The seminar was intended to...
Synthetic Diamonds: Better Understanding Will Calm Confusion, Says GSI’s Mark Gershburg “A better understanding of the facts and issues surrounding synthetic diamonds will help dispel some of the needless panic and confusion. It will help the diamond industry cope more...
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.