Gemological Science International Achieves Global Accreditation as Verifier of Sustainability Rated Diamonds
Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, achieved SCS Global Gem Identification Verification Provider accreditation for its laboratories and offices around the world. All SCS-007 certified diamonds that are graded, scanned, and laser inscribed by GSI, and which have accompanying information on laser inscription, diamond dimensions, and carat weights, can carry the approved Sustainability Rated claim of achievement.
"At GSI, we are committed to being a leader in sustainability standards for fine jewelry," says Debbie Azar, President and Co-Founder of GSI. “As an industry, we must work together to ensure sustainable and responsible processes throughout the entire global supply chain. Transparency and traceability are essential for responsible supply chains and sustainability related claims. GSI supports the positive impact of doing good and responsible business, as embodied by companies compliant with the SCS-007 standard.”
In its Gem Identification Verification Provider Accreditation document, SCS confirmed that GSI’s global laboratories meet the accreditation criteria as Gem Identification Facilities required for Origin Traceability Assurance under the SCS-007 Jewelry Sustainability Standard – Sustainability Rated Diamonds. Each diamond from an SCS 007 accredited Production Operation that is graded and laser inscribed by GSI is eligible to be identified as a Certified Sustainability Rated Diamond on the GSI Grading Certificate, provided that the diamond has also been Source Signature verified.
“Our accreditation of GSI independently affirms its technical competence and capacity to fulfill this vital traceability function in the diamond chain of custody from origin to consumer,” said Stanley Mathuram, SCS Global Services executive vice president. “We are pleased to have GSI on-board.”
Earlier this year, GSI announced its commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through “GSI ‘s Path to a Positive Impact” initiative. The plan outlines how GSI will implement new procedures, policies, and programs to work towards fulfilling the goals set out by the U.N.