7th January, 2019
With modern consumers’ incessant call for transparency, traceability and responsible sourcing, gemmological laboratories are revolutionising testing methods and upgrading facilities to meet the demands of discerning consumers. This special report highlights gem labs’ increasingly critical position in fostering consumer confidence in the gemstone trade.
26th December, 2018
Europe-based gem lab HRD Antwerp will open its first diamond jewellery grading facility in the Middle East to be located at the DMCC Free Zone.
14th December, 2017
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) recently launched igialumni-italy.org, a website designed specifically for its Italy Alumni Association. The Italian site provides gem-related course and events information, articles and networking opportunities.
21st November, 2016
The Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF has introduced into its facility the GemTOF instrument, which conducts chemical analysis through laser ablation, thereby providing more information about the origin of a variety of gems, as well precisely identifying a range of other elements in coloured gemstones, diamonds and pearls.