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What Is GIA?
A TRADITION OF SCIENCE AND EDUCATION
GIA exists to protect all purchasers of gemstones, by providing the education, laboratory services,research, and instruments needed to accurately and objectively determine gemstone quality.
Ensuring the Public Trust
A nonprofit institute, GIA’s mission is to ensure the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism through education, research, laboratory services, and instrument development. GIA attained its leadership role through decades of integrity and ingenuity, and everything we do is still driven by this mission.
A Place of Learning
GIA is where students from all over the world build successful careers in the gem and jewelry field. The Graduate Gemologist (G.G.) diploma, which focuses on gem grading and identification, is the industry’s highest professional credential. And with its Graduate Jeweler, Applied Jewelry Arts, andAccredited Jewelry Professional programs, GIA offers training geared to every aspect of the industry.
A Place of Breakthrough Discoveries
GIA is the global leader in gemological research, and its findings serve to protect the consumer. Using sophisticated technology, Institute researchers analyze thousands of samples each year. When new synthetic gems and artificial enhancement processes enter the marketplace, GIA is there to detect them.
GIA manufactures gemological instruments used by gem and jewelry professionals everywhere. GIA Instruments’ precision microscope and many other products help them buy, grade, and appraise with confidence.
A Place to Turn to for Unbiased Analysis of Gemstone Quality
GIA is the world’s most respected gemological laboratory, entrusted with grading and identifying more gems than any other lab including the Hope, the Taylor-Burton, the De Beers Millennium Star, and the Incomparable. Located in major gem and jewelry centers around the world, GIA laboratories are staffed by expert diamond graders and gemologists, whose work sets the standard for grading practices worldwide..
For further information about GIA please visit their website at www.gia.edu
EGL USA is one of the world’s premier independent gemological laboratories. For over 25 years it has offered the fine jewelry trade and consumers accurate, reliable gemstone identification and professional certification to validate their gemstone purchases.
The EGL USA Group is comprised of four North American labs that have built a reputation for:
Exceptional, innovative service
- The fastest service of any major gemological laboratory
- The largest variety of gemological services
- Cutting-edge research
- Education for the jewelry trade and consumers
- Internet accessible certificate verification and Account Status
The Rapaport Group provides first class, authoritative services that support the development of free, fair, efficient, competitive, and profitable diamond and jewelry markets. Established in 1976, the Group has over 13,000 clients in 95 countries.
Group activities include published materials; electronic information services and trading networks; diamond grading and certification; global trading and auction services; consolidated international shipping; international sourcing, quality-control and compliance services; and localized financial, research and marketing services.
A primary and unifying focus of the Group are knowledge-based information services that create transparent and efficient markets. Examples are the Rapaport Price List and Rapaport Magazine, the RapNet® Diamond Trading Network, GIA LabDirect® diamond grading and certifications services, and the Rapaport Fair Trade Jewelry initiative.
The publishing division is best known for its Rapaport Price List. Established in 1978, the Report is the industry’s primary source for diamond price and market information.
The Diamonds.net internet portal supports our 24/7 Rapaport News Service as well as RapNet.com, the world’s largest diamond trading network with daily diamond listings of 930,000 diamonds valued at over $6.21 billion. While the Group provides extensive trading services to our clients, we do not trade diamonds for our own account.
Our dedicated team of over 120 highly skilled professionals; our sophisticated information and data management technology; and our global reach, independent perspective and total commitment to providing our clients with consistent first class service, are what have made ‘Rapaport’ synonymous with ‘industry’ standard in the diamond world.
For further information about Rapaport please visit their web site www.diamonds.net