Gemological Science International (GSI) has introduced a new grading report for lab-grown diamonds.
The new report, LGX Complete, which is the most comprehensive grading report available on the market today for lab-grown diamonds, is for stones that do not have any post growth treatments or enhancements.
The report will say if lab-grown diamond has been 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 though, it’s important that all relevant information be in place in order to maintain consumer confidence in the jewellery industry.
“Consumer confidence is key and consumers want more information and complete transparency about the natural and lab-grown diamonds they are buying,” says president and co-founder of GSI, Debbie Azar.
GSI is a world leader in gemological services, with 13 gemological laboratories across four continents, combining state-of-the-art technology with the highest ethical standards.