Our Certifications

Almost all our gemstones over $200 in value come with Free Certification from the leading gem-testing labs. Please look at the individual product listing pages for more information on the type of certificate accompanying the gem. We provide certificates issued by the following labs, which are the best in the trade.

SSEF:

The Swiss Gemological Institute, part of the Swiss Foundation for the Research of Gemstones (SSEF: Schweizerische Stiftung für Edelstein-Forschung) was founded by trade organizations in 1974 and works independently on a scientific basis.

This Foundation comes under the aegis of the Federal Department of Home Affairs.

The function of the SSEF laboratory is to analyze precious stones and issue test reports for diamonds, colored stones and pearls. It was recognized in 1978 by the World Jewellery Confederation - CIBJO. It is also a member of theInternational Colored Stone Association - ICA.

Address& Contact Details:

Swiss Gemological Institute SSEF

The Science of Gemstone Testing

Falknerstrasse 9, CH-4001 Basel, Switzerland

Tel. : +41 61 262 06 40 | Fax : +41 61 262 06 41

Website : http://www.ssef.ch/services/certification/

Gubelin :

The origins of the Gubelin Gem Lab go back to the early part of the 19th century. In the 1920s, the Gubelin Company, a firm that had been specializing in high-end jewellery since the 1850s, recognized the need for a broad and well-founded knowledge of the gemstones it was mounting in its own items of jewellery. The laboratory’s standard of excellence and tireless devotion to the science of gemology soon came to be rewarded with international esteem and recognition.

Address& Contact Details:

Room 1005, 10/F, Aon China Building,

29 Queen's Road, Central, Hong Kong

Tel. : +852-2868 2781 | Fax : +852-2868-2791

Email : hkg@gubelingemlab.ch

Website : http://www.gubelingemlab.ch/Laboratory-Services/Gubelin-Gem-Lab-Reports.php

GIA :

Established in 1931, the Gemological Institute of America is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls. The GIA Laboratory is the world’s most trusted name in diamond grading and gemstone identification. With facilities in New York, California, Bangkok, Mumbai, Johannesburg, and Gaborone as well as six international service centers, the GIA Laboratory is regarded as the world’s highest authority in gemology.

Address& Contact Details:

9th &10th Floor, Trade Centre, BandraKurla Complex,

Bandra East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051 - INDIA

Tel. : +91 22 4085 1550

Website : http://www.gia.edu/gem-lab-service/colored-stone

C. Dunaigre :

Christian Dunaigre has a long history of substantial experience in the field of gemstone certification. After studying gemology and becoming an accredited gemologist, he began his career with the Asian Institute of Gemological Studies in Bangkok, Thailand. Here he learned the intricacies of analyzing and grading gemstones, diamonds and pearls

Address& Contact Details:

Christian Dunaigre Consulting GmbH (C.Dunaigre) –

Friedentalstrasse 4, Luzern, CH-6004, Switzerland

Website : http://www.globalroyalties.com

IGI :

Since new technologies are continually being developed and applied to alter and treat rubies, sapphires, emeralds and other gemstones, the IGI scientific approach is vital to ensure optimum reliability.

The IGI Colored Stone Report clearly states whether the stone is natural or synthetic, provides other data describing its shape, cut, weight, measurements, color, transparency and major optical characteristics, and also includes a detailed photograph of the stone. The country of origin is stated on the report if the gemological analysis conclusively reveals it.

Gemstones should only change hands when accompanied by a certificate attesting to quality. Regardless of location or marketplace, an authentic IGI Laboratory Report is the common language of trust and confidence in the gemological world.

Address& Contact Details:

702, The Capital,

BandraKurlaComplex,

Bandra (E), Mumbai 400 051 - INDIA

Tel. : +91 22 4035 2550 | Fax : +91 22 2364 2861

Email : india@igiworldwide.com

Website : http://www.igiworldwide.com/colored_stone.html

GRS :

Dr. A. Peretti graduated from the Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (SFIT) in Zurich (Switzerland) with a PhD on “Mineral formation in the Alps”. In 1996 he founded GRS - an internationally active private gemological research company. The professional activities of Dr. A. Peretti have been certified by the European Federation of Geologists (Paris, France), and he was awarded the title "European Geologist" in 2000. Currently, he is the director and owner of GRS Switzerland, Thailand and Sri Lanka.

Address& Contact Details:

GRS GemresearchSwisslab AG

P.O. Box 3628, 6002 Lucerne, Switzerland

Public limited company of Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland

Director : Dr. A. Peretti, FGG, FGA (Gemmologist)

GRS Switzerland

GRS GemresearchSwisslab AG

P.O. Box 3628

CH-6002 Lucerne

Switzerland

Tel. : +41 41 210 31 31 | Fax : +41 41 210 31 34

GRS Thailand

DR Peretti Co., Ltd.

Unit 501-506, Silom 19 Building

Soi 19, Silom, Bangrak

Thailand

Tel. : +66 2237 5898 / +66 2000 4628 | Fax : +66 2237 5899 / +66 2000 6167

Email : adolf@peretti.ch

Website : http://www.gemresearch.ch/

AGL :

Founded in 1977, and located in the heart of New York's gem and jewelry district, American Gemological Laboratories (AGL) is an international gemstone testing facility specializing in comprehensive colored gemstone analysis. AGL provides detailed identification and enhancement reports, country-of-origin reports, as well as complete colored stone analysis documents tailored to gems of unique importance.

AGL is a pioneer in the colored gemstone industry and was the first gemological laboratory in the USA to issue country-of-origin reports. Additionally, we were the first in the world to quantify colored stone quality in a clear and comparative manner. In addition to our position of leadership in gemstone documentation, AGL has extensive experience in consumer protection programs.

The Laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation, and applies standard gemological, as well as advanced analytical, techniques to each determination it makes. Building on our cornerstones of meticulous characterization and disclosure, AGL has a long tradition of acquiring staff who are experts in the field of gemstone testing and reporting.

In 2009, AGL was purchased and re-privatized by Christopher P. Smith, who had been Vice President and Chief Gemologist of the laboratory while under Collector's Universe ownership.

AGL and Christopher Smith are members of the International Colored Stone Association (ICA) and the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA). Since early 2007, AGL has significantly expanded its work and collaboration with other industry, government and research organizations to promote a broader familiarity, better understanding and proper representation of gemstones and gem materials.

Address& Contact Details:

580 5th Avenue Suite 706

New York, NY 10036

Tel. : 212.704.0727 | Fax : 212.764.7614

Website : http://www.aglgemlab.com

GII :

The Gemological Institute of India (GII) is the first non profit research and educational organization in the field of Gemology in India. It is a public institution founded by the Gem and Jewellery Exporters' Association, Mumbai. GII is Government of India recognized as well as CIBJO recognized, and is at present the foremost gem-testing laboratory in India.

Address& Contact Details:

304, SukhSagar Building, N.S. PatkarMarg,

Opera House, Mumbai 400007, India

Tel. : +91-22-66519030 / 66519031 | Fax : +91-22-23679189

Email : gemforum@giionline.com / gemforum@gmail.com

Website : http://www.giionline.com

ITLGJ :

(ITLGJ) International (AN ISO 9001:2008 Certified Testing Laboratory. We are providing Services for Gemstone Identification, Gemstone Treatment Identification, Gemstone Origin Identification, Diamond Grading and Diamond Grading for Jewellery Items. In all our services we are maintaining the international standards.

Address& Contact Details:

331, Poddarbhawan, Ground Floor, LalanioKaChowk,

GopalJiKa Rasta, Johri Bazar, Jaipur-302003 India

Tel. : +91-141-2571976

Email : itlgjj@gmail.com

Website : http://itlgj.com

IGTLJ :

International Gem Testing Laboratory Jaipur (IGTLJ) was established to meet the growing demand of Technology, Expertise and Knowledge in the field of Gems, Diamond and Jewellery. (IGTLJ) has been providing all kind of Services & Solutions like Education, Consultation, Designing and Laboratory services to the Gem & Jewellery Industry. The market has seen drastic changes in the last few years. Better Quality Standards have to be implemented & new technology has to be introduced in accordance with the time & trends.

Address& Contact Details:

Shop no. 7

Lalaniyo Ka Chowk, Pink City,

Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

Tel. : +91-94131 35265,

Email : info@igtlj.com

Website : http://www.igtlj.com

Our Certifications

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