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New Gemological Laboratory Opens in Manhattan

SGL International, headquartered in London, with 15 diamond grading laboratories worldwide, has opened its 16th lab, and only location in the United States. This new state-of-the-art facility is located in the International Gem Tower on 47th Street in Manhattan’s diamond district.

“Opening a new lab in the competitive US market, especially in New York City, we knew it was essential to distinguish SGL from all other labs”, explained Shirin Bandukwalla, Co-Director, SGL Worldwide. “We needed to do more than merely provide services to the industry. It was critically important to identify and create solutions for jewelry retailers, while at the same time provide the ultimate assurance and confidence for the end consumer.”

SGL is able to assure consistent and accurate quality grading reports to their customers by having all 16 labs use the same technology, methodology and protocols for detection, grading and authentication. This high standard international grading system practiced across the SGL network, separates them from all other gemological laboratories worldwide. And now the New York lab, with this exclusive range of specialized solutions that have already benefitted retailers and manufacturers all over the world, will help the US market overcome the logistical challenges often found when dealing with existing laboratories.

SGL LAUNCHES FIRST-EVER MOBILE LAB SERVICE
SGL has launched the first-ever mobile lab service in the US, allowing retailers to have a team of SGL professionals visit their store(s) to screen and grade finished diamond jewelry on-site. A new and unique alternative to shipping jewelry to the lab, the mobile lab is easy and convenient, providing retailers with an excellent opportunity to have more or all of their products graded and authenticated at once.

This service also includes the screening for lab grown vs natural diamonds.

SGL INTRODUCES LAB GROWN DIAMOND SCREENING AND IDENTIFICATION EQUIPMENT
As part of its New York laboratory launch, SGL has also announced the introduction of “Día Screen”, its laboratory grown diamond screening instrument. The unique machine screens for both CVD and HPHT lab grown diamonds, and natural diamonds. But it also isolates and identifies Moissanite and cubic zirconia.

“We can’t underestimate the significance of separating HTHP from CVD lab grown diamonds,” explained Chirag Soni, Co-Director, SGL Worldwide. “It is no longer simply lab grown vs. natural. The growing price distinction alone will make it critically important for the industry to separate HPHT from CVD lab grown.” SGL believes this is the first, and perhaps only machine that does this. DiaScreen is offered in two sizes (with identical technology), and currently available for sale at SGL New York. It will soon be launched across the laboratory’s worldwide network.

“I’m very excited to see the New York laboratory open. It further demonstrates SGL’s commitment to growth and expansion”, commented Soni. “At SGL, we believe that successfully providing full-service solutions for our clients requires more than just knowledge and expertise. Our commitment to excellence, combined with our mission to deliver outstanding service, has earned our company the reputation it holds today.”

SGL EXHIBITING IN VEGAS
For more information, Please contact Steve Feldman (steve.feldman@solitaire-labs.com) at SGL New York to schedule an appointment to visit the SGL booth at JCK in Las Vegas – Booth 3094 in the Diamond Pavilion - for a demonstration of the “DiaScreen” instrument. Those local to or visiting New York City are also welcome to visit the lab in Manhattan for a demonstration.


About SGL
SGL is an independent international laboratory that provides professional gemstone identification and grading services to the gems & jewellery industry worldwide through its 16 centers in UK, USA, UAE, KSA and India.Certifying with Integrity and commitment.For more information, please visit www.solitaire-labs.com.

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