Diamonds across time

Not so long ago, the global library of professional publications on precious stones was replenished with a unique book about rare diamonds and diamond jewelry published by the World Diamond Museum. Alex Popov, the founder and director of the museum told...

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GSI announced launch of LGX complete grading report

16 march 2020

Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, announced that it will start offering its new LGX Complete™ for lab grown diamonds that do not have any post growth treatments or enhancements.  

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Image credit: GSI


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-grown diamonds become more accepted by consumers it’s important that all relevant information be in place in order to maintain consumer confidence in the industry, said GSI in its statement.
"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.

Alex Shishlo, Editor of the Rough&Polished European Bureau in Brussels