GSI To Issue Grading Reports With “As Grown” Disclosure For Lab-Grown Diamonds
Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, recently announced that it will start offering its new LGX Complete™ for lab-grown diamonds that do not have any post growth treatments or enhancements. The LGX Complete™ is the most comprehensive grading report available on the market today for lab-grown diamonds.
The new GSI report will include if the lab-grown diamond was produced by HPHT (High Pressure High Temperature) or CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition) process and if it’s “As Grown,” which is a commonly used term in the industry for lab-grown diamonds that do not have any post growth treatments or enhancements.
GSI is the only major laboratory to issue grading reports for lab-grown diamonds with these disclosures. As lab-growndiamonds become more accepted by consumers it’s important that all relevant information be in place in order to maintain consumer confidence in our industry.
“Consumer confidence is key and consumers want more information and complete transparency about the natural and lab-grown diamonds they are buying,” said Debbie Azar, President and Co-Founder of GSI.
Gemological Science International (GSI) is one of the largest gemological organizations in the world. Founded in 2005 in New York City, it has since grown to have 13 gemological laboratory facilities spanning four continents, . Utilizing leading-edge processes and proprietary technologies, GSI provides manufacturers and retailers globally with a wide range of gemstone identification and grading services. The company is committed to advancing gemological research through its Research Center, and it offers gemological educational programs for trade professionals and the public at all levels.
About The Author
Debbie Azar is the Co-Founder and President of Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, and a distinguished leader in the global diamond and jewelry industry. As an executive with extensive knowledge of the jewelry and gem lab industries, her entrepreneurial skills and vision have helped GSI achieve rapid and continuous growth worldwide, establishing 13 leading-edge gemological facilities on four continents. She currently serves on the boards of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Responsible Jewellery Council, and Jewelers for Children, and is a member of the 24 Carat Club of New York. She has been featured in Forbes, Daily Mail, Good Morning America, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fox Business, Fox5, CBS2, BOLDTV, Varney&Co, The Street, and NASDAQ, among others.