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Asiatic Center of Gemological Services

402-403, Dhoot Business Centre, Plot No. 74, R.B. Mehta Marg, Ghatkopar–East, Mumbai 400 077
T: 91.22.2508.0202, 2102.3773    W: www.acgs.in
E: asiaticcenter@gmail.com

OWNER: Deepak Bagai
DIRECTOR: Deepak Bagai
CONTACTS: Rupali Gadhave, Deepak Bagai
SPECIALIZATION: Gem identification of rough specimens.
SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT: All instruments required for standard gemological testing and for teaching courses.
SERVICES OFFERED: Laboratory services, education courses, consultancy.
PRODUCTS OFFERED: Pre-examined gemstones, beads, pearls and strings, pregraded diamonds, custom-made diamond and gemstone-studded jewelry.
CERTIFICATES/REPORTS: Gem identification, jewelry authentication (card reports and full reports), colored stone grading (quality analysis), origin reports.
DIAMOND CERTIFICATES/REPORTS: Diamond grading report, diamond grading summary, assortment of stars and melee.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS: Short-term and long-term education courses in diamonds, colored stones, pearls and jewelry (see website for details). Customized training programs. Specialty seminars and workshops.



Gemmological Institute of India
29, Gurukul Chambers, 187-189, Mumbadevi Road, Mumbai 400 002
T: 022.66519030/31    F: 23679189
W: www.giionline.com    E: gemforum@giionline.com

OWNER: Public Trust, a project of the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC)
DIRECTOR: Kirtibhai K Doshi
SPECIALIZATION: Gemology and solid state spectroscopy.
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: DiamondSure, DiamondView, optical microscopy.
SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT: Laser Raman spectroscopy, FTIR spectroscopy, UV-Vis-NIR absorption spectroscopy, photoluminescence, EDXRF, LIBS.
SERVICES OFFERED: Identification of gemstones, diamond grading, studded diamond jewelry grading.
CERTIFICATES/REPORTS: Gemstone identification report, origin certification for rubies, emeralds and sapphires, certification for loose diamonds, certification for diamond-studded jewelry.
DIAMOND CERTIFICATES/REPORTS: Certification for loose diamonds according to CIBJO standards.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS: Diploma in gemology, diploma in diamond grading, diploma in basic jewelry designing.



Gemological Centers Pvt. Ltd. (GCI)
Main office - Mumbai
Sunville Building, Paper Mill Lane, Opp. Green Restaurant, Lamington Road, Near Imperial Cinema, Mumbai
T: 91.22.2388.2535
W: www.gci-labs.com    E: gciindia@gci-labs.com
CONTACT: Ankit Dharia

OWNER: International Investment Group

New Delhi
2180/62, Gurudwara Road, 1st floor, Karol Baug, New Delhi
T: 91.11.4504.1544 / 4505.2572
W: www.gci-labs.com    E: delhigci01@gmail.com
CONTACT: Divya Behrani

Hyderabad
B-406 “PUSHP” 4th floor, Anuja Estate Abids Road, Hyderabad.
T: 91.40.3022.1349
W: www.gci-labs.com    E: hydragci@gmail.com
CONTACT: Anil Mishra

Surat
Office No 608, A Tower, Diamond World,
Mini Road, MangarthChowk, Varachha Road, Surat
T: 91.90.1666.4308
W: www.gci-labs.com    E: gciindia@gci-labs.com
CONTACT: Pooja Jhaveri

Gujarat – Mobile Lab Services
T: 91.89.0509.6352    E: gujaratgci@gmail.com
CONTACT: Yogi Tridvedi

SPECIALIZATION: Diamond grading and gem identification.
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: The latest technology to improve the process of grading and identification, while creating the most efficient environment.. Gem identification equipment includes OGI MegaScope, laser machine, hearts & arrows analysis scope, DiamondSure, spectrophotometer analysis system, FTIR, digital photography system.
SERVICES OFFERED: Certificate verification, large-volume diamond grading for national chain stores and small independent jewelers, education for consumers in gems and jewelry, minicerts, laser marking, technical consulting, insurance assessment, preliminary examinations, up/down sorting, precertification evaluation of large groups of stones from single cut up to finished product, diamond certificates (minicertificate, full certificate), colored diamond grading, diamond color treatment detection, identification report, jewelry certificate for mounted stones, gem identification, HPHT, CVD and clarity enhancement identification, laser inscription, sealing services.
CERTIFICATES/REPORTS: All data about 4Cs, plotting of inclusions and blemishes, cut grades according to GIA standards.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS: Diploma courses in diamond grading, including new technologies and computerization in the diamond industry. Private classes are held in all languages.



Gemology Headquarters International (GHI)
33, Kala Bhavan, 5th Floor
3 Mathew Road, Opera House, Mumbai 400 004
T: 91.22.2361.0270    F: 91.22.2361.0271
W: www.ghilab.com    E: ghi_mumbai@ghilab.com

CONTACT:
Sunil Manjrekar

OWNER: Private Ownership
See United States, Gemology Headquarters International (GHI) for details.



IGL Gemlab (India) Pvt. Ltd.
E/619, Floral Deck Plaza, M.I.D.C. central Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai 400 093
T: 91.22.2832.8494/95
W: www.dia-lab.in    E: info@dialab.in

PRESIDENT: Curtis Lowrey
CONTACTS: Hitesh Rao, director of operations, hitesh.rao@dia-lab.in and V. Subash Chandra, director of laboratory, subash.chandra@dia-lab-in
SPECIALIZATION: All laboratory services.
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: Triplet 10x loupe, master color comparison stones, computer-aided measuring device, short-wave and long-wave fluorescent light, millimeter and table gauge, electronic balance, gemology microscope, Ideal scope and laser inscriber, polariscope and diamond multitester.
SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT: DiamondSure and FireTrace for light performance.
SERVICES OFFERED: Laser inscription on request, diamond sorting for D to Z color from .05 carats to .14 carats, pregrading service, including pregrading of solitaries prior to mounting in jewelry, mobile laboratory, quality assurance team dedicated to major U.S. chain stores.
CERTIFICATES/REPORTS: Full jewelry report for assessment of 4Cs in mounted jewelry, credit-card-sized certificates for assessment of 4Cs in mounted jewelry, co-branded credit-card-sized certificate for diamond grading information using art work provided by clients or national brands to complement in-store branding.
DIAMOND CERTIFICATES/REPORTS: Full diamond report includes an assessment of 4Cs, along with a plotted diagram of clarity characteristics and proportions. Credit-card-sized certificate for loose diamonds includes 4Cs along with dimensions and polish/symmetry.



Indian Diamond Institute Gem Testing Laboratory (IDI-GTL)
P.O. Box 508, G.I.D.C. Katargam, Sumul Dairy Road, Surat 395 008, Gujarat
T: 91.26.1240.7847/48    F: 91.26.1240.7849
W: www.diamondinstitute.net    E: info@diamondinstitute.net

OWNER: A project of the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), sponsored by the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry
DIRECTOR: Samir D. Joshai
SPECIALIZATION: Gem and jewelry education, including diamond manufacturing, and laboratory services.
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: FTIR, UV-Vis-NIR, DiamondSure, DiamondView.
SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT: DiamondSure, DiamondView, FTIR, UV-Vis spectroscopy, S.G. Balance, diamond spotter, immersion microscope, microphotography, XRF, laser marking for metal, laser inscription for diamonds, diamond color master stone set, Helium Polish, Dazor color grading light, microscopes, Sortoscopes and basic gemological equipment.
SERVICES OFFERED: Gems and jewelry education, gemological laboratory services, corporate-level training. Consultancy on setting up a gemological laboratory, a training institute and a hallmarking center. Research and development, RPT services for jewelry trade.
PRODUCTS OFFERED: Training programs on diamond manufacturing, diamond grading, jewelry designing, jewelry manufacturing, gemology. Testing, identification, grading gold purity analysis of gemstones, diamonds and jewelry. Project reports and detailed project reports.
CERTIFICATES/REPORTS: Diamond jewelry quality report, gemstone identification report, laser marking on metal, gold purity analysis report.
DIAMOND CERTIFICATES/REPORTS: Diamond grading full report, diamond grading card report, packet lot certification for star melees, diamond sealing.
EDUCATION PROGRAMS: Diamond programs include professional diamond grader and professional diamond manufacturer. Professional programs include diamond grading, diamond planning, diamond polishing, diamond bruting, diamond valuation and diamond bagging. Foundation programs include diamond identification, diamond grading, diamond sorting, diamond planning, diamond polishing and diamond bruting.
   Gemology programs include gemology professional diploma program, gemology professional program and gemology foundation program. Jewelry programs include jewelry design and manufacturing and diploma programs in graduate jewelry, jewelry design and jewelry manufacturing. Professional programs in jewelry design, CAD-based jewelry designing, CAM jewelry manufacturing, gold assaying, quality control in jewelry manufacturing and jewelry valuation. Foundation programs include jewelry design, CAD-based jewelry designing, jewelry making, jewelry casting, stone setting and gold alloying and melting.



Indian Institute of Gemology
10980, East Park Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi-5
T: 098.1012.4752    F: 011.2352.0974
W: www.iigdelhi.com    E: iig@vsnl.com

OWNER: Sarabjeet Kaur
DIRECTOR: Gurmit Singh, FGA
CONTACT: Gurmit Singh
SPECIALIZATION: FGA from Gemmological Association of Great Britain, additional courses at AIGS-Bangkok and GIA.
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: Refractometers, gemological microscopes, polariscopes, UV lamps, specific gravity liquids, spectroscopes, diamond and moissanite testers, dichroscopes, 10X corrected lenses, master stones, etc.
SERVICES OFFERED: Diamond grading courses, colored stones and gem identification courses, advanced and synthetic gem identification courses and private individual courses.
CERTIFICATES/REPORTS: Diamond grading report with photo and plotting, diamond grading report with photo without plotting, diamond grading report for diamonds studded in jewelry and gem identification report with photo.



International Gemological Institute (IGI) India
IGI Locations in India: Mumbai, New Dehli, Chennai, Surat, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Cavalese and Shanghai.
See Belgium, IGI Antwerp for details.

Mumbai
11/21 Mathew Road, Opera House
Mumbai 400 004
T: 91.22.4035.2550    F: 91.22.2364.2861
W: www.igiworldwide.com    E: india@igiworldwide.com
CONTACT: Tehmasp Printer, managing director, India

New Dehli
2nd Floor, Raj Building, Bank Street,
Ajmal Khan Road,Karol Bagh, New Delhi 100 005
T: 91.11.4501.2550    F: 91.11.4501.2552
W: www.igiworldwide.com    E: newdelhi@igiworldwide.com
CONTACT: Atul Shukla, director

Kolkata
708/709, Camac St
Kolkata, West Bengal 700 017
T: 91.33.2290.2600    F: 91.26.1402.0551
W: www.igiworldwide.com    E: kolkata@igiworldwide.com
CONTACT: Tanmay Bejdas, director

Ahmedabad
101, Rudra plus, opp girish colddrink house,
sardar patel nagar, C.G road, cross road, Ahmedabad 380 009
T: 91.79.6524.2550
W: www.igiworldwide.com    E: Ahmedabad@igiworldwide.com
CONTACT: Arjun Mistry, director

Thrissur
R. V. K. Tower, 2nd Floor,
High Road, Thrissur 680 001
T: 91.92.8722.2550    F: 91.48.7242.0337
W: www.igiworldwide.com    E: thrissur@igiworldwide.com
CONTACT: Ravi Tripathi, director

Chennai
Prashanth Real Gold Tower, Office # 4, 9th floor,
North Usman Road, T. Nagar, Chennai 600 017
T: 91.44.4350.2570    F: 91.44.4350.2572
W: www.igiworldwide.com    E: chennai@igiworldwide.com
CONTACT: Shamik Jhaveri, director

Surat
Diamond World, Tower C-101/104, 1st Floor,
Mangadh Chowk, Varachha Road,
Surat 395 006
T: 91.26.1402.0550    F: 91.26.1402.0551
W: www.igiworldwide.com    E: surat@igiworldwide.com
CONTACT: Maneck Bharucha, director



Pangem Testing Laboratory
10 Sangeeta Society, Near Pancharatna Hotel,
Tadiwala Road, Behind Pune Railway Station, Pune 411 001
T: 91.20.2605.9359    Mobile: 91.98.5097.9736
F: 91.20.2605.9359
W: www.pangemtech.com    E: jayshreepanjikar@gmail.com

OWNER AND DIRECTOR: Dr. Jayshree Panjikar
CHIEF GEMOLOGIST: Aatish Panjikar
CONTACT: Dr. Jayshree Panjikar
SPECIALIZATION: FGA (U.K.) DGemG (Germany), HRD-certified diamond grader (Belgium), Graduate Pearl GIA (U.S.), advanced course in laboratory techniques GIT (Thailand), Ph.D. in geology in ruby and emerald. ISO 9001: 2008 certified
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: State-of-the-art gemological microscopes, diamond testers, moissanite testers, diamond masters, colored stone masters for origin certificates, microphotography equipment, specific gravity measuring accessories, quartz wedges, photochromatic and fluorescence testing instruments, high-end refractometers, polariscopes with conoscopes, fiber-optic and shadow technique equipment.
SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT: Immersionscope, diamond spotter, FTIR, UV-Vis–NIR spectroscope, Edax, Raman spectroscope.
SERVICES OFFERED: Gemstone testing, rock identification, mineral identification, gemstone lot, origin certificate for ruby, sapphire and emerald, diamond grading, diamond assortment, pearl identification, organic gem identification.
CERTIFICATES/REPORTS: Gemstone testing report (ATM card size), gemstone testing report (A4 size), colored gemstone jewelry report, gemstone lot (2 carats to 100 carats), origin certificate for ruby, sapphire and emerald.
DIAMOND CERTIFICATES/REPORTS: Diamond grading certificate (ATM card size), diamond assortment certificate, diamond grading certificate (A4 with plotting), diamond jewelry certificate, Navagraha jewelry certificate.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS: Basic gemology certificate, two months; advanced gemology certificate, one month; diamond grading certificate, two months; professional gemologist diploma, six months; advanced course for laboratory gemologists, pearl course, treatments and synthetics course. Domestic and international study tours, workshops, seminars and conferences.

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