Our Gem Laboratory

Georgia's only CERTIFIED GEMOLOGICAL LABORATORY by both the Accredited Gemologist Association & the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers

Gemcorp maintains a very well equipped gemological laboratory, which enables us to properly identify and grade gemstones, imitations, synthetics and their treatments as well as identify metals. While there are some materials that require more sophisticated and specialized testing, Gemcorp can handle most challenges presented in our lab. For assignments that take us out of the office, we have a Gemological Products Portable Gem Lab (Portalab).

We routinely use the following instruments:

  • GIA –Gem Instruments Binocular Darkfield Microscopes
  • A set of 8 Master Color Grading Diamonds graded & approved by both GIA & AGS
  • Scientech SE250 Electronic Scale, measuring to 0.000 ct.
  • DiaTrue V2 Diamond Screener, Gemetrix Jewelry Inspector & PL Inspector (these all screen for Lab-created diamonds)
  • Sarin Diamension – computer analysis of a diamond’s cutting for loose diamonds
  • SSEF Diamond Spotter & Illuminator (for separating diamond Types)
  • Gemlogis Diamond Segregator (to separate Type I&Type II Lab Created Diamonds)
  • Presidium Gem Tester II
  • Fiber Optic Lighting
  • GIA Gem Diamond Light
  • Electronic Gold and Platinum Tester as well as testing acids
  • Spectroscopes, Calcite and Diffraction Grating
  • Refractometers
  • Polariscopes
  • Gem Dialogue Color Comparison Charts
  • Leveridge Gauges
  • Ultraviolet Light Unit: both Long and Short Wave
  • Dichroscopes
  • Chelsea color filter
  • Hanneman Filters
  • Hearts and Arrows Viewer
  • Angular Spectrum Evaluation Tools - AGS
  • Gem Master specific gravity testing apparatus
  • Ionic and Ultrasonic Cleaners
  • Digital Cameras
  • Comprehensive Gemological Library
  • Gemological Products Portalab (Completely portable grading and identification equipment)