Debbie Azar Joins the Most Elite Jewelry Industry Professionals in NYC
New York, New York – January 25, 2019 – Gemological Science International (GSI) announced today that Debbie Azar, Co-Founder and President, has become the newest member of the elite 24 Karat Club. Since 1902, The 24 Karat Club, located in Manhattan has fostered the interests of the jewelry industry. With a profound belief that values and integrity are found in creating lasting relationships, The 24 Karat Club aligns with GSI’s own value proposition. As the latest member, Ms. Azar will broaden her connections among the exclusive group of industry women and men who help shape the global conversation in the jewelry industry.
“I am honored to become a member of the 24 Karat Club,” said Debbie Azar, GSI Co-Founder and president. “As one of the world’s largest gemological organizations, we play an important part in ensuring transparency and confidence in the global diamond industry, and US markets specifically. Having the opportunity to develop deeper relationships with likeminded industry professionals is invaluable.”
With an unwavering dedication to reliable, efficient and accessible gemstone identification, grading services, research and more, GSI has amassed a loyal global customer base. All GSI gemological processes and reports are backed by a commitment to the highest ethical standards and practices and utilizes leading-edge technologies and automated process. GSI offers uncompromising accuracy, reliability and consistency to all its clients. GSI actively shares its knowledge with both trade and consumer audiences and in doing so, can leverage its industry
relationships to promote learning, communication and education programs.
GSI is the leading global gemological organization committed to combining state-of-the-art technology with proven industry expertise and ethical integrity for the modern era. GSI, since 2005 has been a trusted partner with unwavering dedication to reliable, efficient and accessible gemstone identification, grading services and research. Not only does GSI address continually emerging and accelerating industry challenges, they are a trusted partner from mine to showcase to ensure their partners and clients stay ahead of the rapidly evolving jewelry industry. GSI
leverages their industry knowledge and thought leadership to promoting learning, unified communications and ongoing education. For more information, please go to https://gemscience.net/
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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”.