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...
Debbie Azar, President and Co-founder of Gemological Science International (GSI): Last May, I wrote a Memo about the need for full disclosure on grading reports issued by gemological laboratories when it comes to post-growth treatments of laboratory-grown diamonds. That has...
A parcel of a few diamonds came to GSI for testing. Size of diamonds ranges from 0.40 – 0.70 Cts. Diamonds graded as high clarity and near colorless. Visual examination was difficult to identify because natural diamond and laboratory grown...
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.