Q4 2020

10 APAC / Issue Q4 2020 , Best Gemstone Analysis & Testing Specialists 2020 Dealing with precious stone such as diamond and gemstone, you will always need to have peace of mind and faith in its authenticity as well as quality. Leading the growing gemological certification industry inMalaysia, Global Gemological Laboratory Sdn Bhd are giving that peace to traders. Global Gemological Laboratory Sdn Bhd is a leading, professional gemological laboratory from Malaysia. They offer testing, identification and certification services on diamonds, gemstones (such as rubies, sapphires, emeralds and topazes), jade, pearls, as well as various type of precious stone. The Global Gemological lab’s gemmologists are highly experienced and qualified. The laboratory is outfitted with the latest advanced equipment and technology, while the team upholds the International Gemological Standards and best practices in their examinations. They are a state-of-the-art team, who “leave no (gem) stone unturned!” Each and every diamond, coloured stone, piece of jewellery or pearl that passes through the laboratory is carefully assessed and analysed. The reputable laboratory is driven by a strong moral compass and the value they put on trustworthiness, ethics and integrity. The analysis they carry out is a seven-step process. 1. The gems are delivered to the front office, weighed, and logged in the secure database. 2. A gemologist will clean the gemstone and begin the meticulous process of methodological evaluation under a microscope as well as advance gemmological equipment. Every miniscule detail is recorded. 3. The previous step is repeated multiple times by multiple gemologists to ensure accuracy. 4. Data is produced and added to the database. This reduces human error and centralises the measurements. 5. The test outcomes are analysed by another gemologist. 6. A report is created and issued with a unique, global serial number. 7. The gem is ready for collection. Carrying out tests on such valuable items means that Global Gemological need to be fully licensed and hold themselves to a professional standard. As a fully licensed laboratory, Global is appointed as the official gemological laboratory of The Federation of Goldsmiths & Jewellers Associations Malaysia (FGJAM) for Jewellery Auction. Nonetheless, Global is recognised by the government of Malaysia and have been assisting and consulting the Dec19155 Aug20180 relevant ministries in all type of gemological related issues. The individual qualifications of the team are just as impressive. They are a diverse mix of globally trained gemologists. They hold various certifications from the most prestigious institutions around the world, which includes the Gemological Institute of America, the Asia Institute of Gemological Sciences and the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. It adds depth to their collective worldview of gemology and covers a broad spectrum of natural gemstone materials. While equip with the professional & technical knowledges required to excel in the industry, Global Gemological team specialty lies in combining analytical skills with the state-of-the-art equipment they have at their facility. The company has invested in an array of the latest up-to-date technology to deliver accurate testing reports. Whether you are a gemstone trading specialist, a corporate buyer, or simply just a hobbyist, you can rely on them. Global Gemological have the utmost faith in the reports that they produce. Each one is made available globally through their website – all you need is the unique certificate number to look it up. The results stated in it are well recognised and accepted across the world. This transparency adds authenticity to their work and, coupled with their certification, provide a wholly reliable service. In South East Asia, the gemological accreditation business is relatively well established, particularly in places such as Thailand and Singapore. In Malaysia where Global Gemological is based, however, the market is still at its infant stage. The challenge they face is about creating awareness and educating consumers about the importance of buying gemstones that comes with a gemological report issued by a reputable gemological lab. That said, the work that Global Gemological and others in the industry are doing is having an effect. More and more jewellers in Malyasia are beginning to recognized the importance of having their gemstones professionally examined and certified. It gives them peace of mind when it comes to selling and buying jewellery. Company: Global Gemological Laboratory Sdn Bhd Contact: Khaw Jian Luen Website: www.globalgemological.com

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