NEW – We are going to be putting short videos together titled ‘In The Gem Lab’ of what we do in the lab on a daily basis.
- In The Gem Lab 1 – This short video shows the process of identifying emeralds set in a pair of diamond drop earrings.
- Jewellary appraisel – Click here to book an appointment
- Certification of diamonds
- Certification of all coloured stones
- Gem identification of all gemstones
- Courses and lectures from intro to advanced
- Forensic analysis
- NEW — GEMSTONE FINGERPRINTING
| The biggest fear a client has is the threat of having their gemstones swopped. The fingerprint of the gemstone will stand up in a court law and one would be able to prove conclusively whether it is the same stone or not.
The price for this service is R1800 per stone.
TANZANITE FILTER FOR SALE – R360
The filter consists of three filters. Two polaroids and one coloured filter. The tanzanite when viewed under tungsten lighting through the one polaroid you will see a bluish colour and through the other filter a reddish violet colour. This is characteristic of tanzanite. Through the coloured filter, tanzanite will appear red. It is important to get the two different colours and the red colour for it to pass as tanzanite.
Get your Tanzanite Filter for only R360. This will assist in separating all the imitations from tanzanite, rough or cut. To place your order please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
GEM AND JEWELLERY APPRAISALS click here
NEW – GEM IDENTIFICATION VERIFICATION CARD – R80 per stone
This is a new service we have introduced to help cut down on the number of ‘run of the mill’ imitations being sold as natural. This service will be for tourmalines, except Paraiba or Cuprian, all the beryls except emerald, garnets, peridot and so many other straightforward gemstones. Emeralds, rubies, sapphire and the other more expensive gemstone need advanced testing so the price is the normal R310 per stone. Each card has a unique reference number that can be verified from your phone, iPad or computer.
Gem Identification of all Gemstones
Synthetic and artificially treated gemstones are passing through the trade undetected. A synthetic gemstone has the same chemical composition as the natural stone and is optically and physically the same. A gemmologist is the only person who can distinguish between the two by studying inter alia growth patterns and inclusions. Fee ranges from R350 per stone depending on the tests that have to be done to identify the stone. We do offer parcel discounts. The large passport size Gem ID with photograph starts from R370 per stone.
Mini credit card size gem ID report — From R350 per stone
Large passport size gem ID report — From R370 per stone
Certification of all Coloured Gemstones
Like a diamond, it’s easier to sell a certified coloured stone. This gives the buyer peace of mind that it has been checked and graded by a qualified gemmologist.
|TANZANITE MINI REPORT credit card size||TANZANITE FULL REPORT passport size|
Prices including VAT
Prices include VAT
COLOURED STONE GRADING
We use the ICSL coloured stone grading system which has proved itself to be the most efficient and user-friendly coloured stone grading system since 1982. Many large laboratories around the world use this system. It is the most consistent system I have ever come across. Ian Campbell who developed the system introduced the FINAL GRADE which relates directly to price. For more information on this system click here
|MINI COLOURED STONE REPORT credit card size||FULL COLOURED STONE REPORT passport size|
PRICE DEPENDS ON THE SPECIES OF GEMSTONE — Click here to download the 2019 Price list.
GEM AND JEWELLERY APPRAISALS click here
Forensic Type Work
The client may want to know why a stone broke or looks different. This is a scientific study and I believe only two of us offer this service in South Africa.
Audio Visual Training Presentations
A presentation can be arranged to suit your needs. Whether it is to give your staff a practical presentation on the 4C’s which could include how to answer questions about “’Blood Diamonds” or the Kimberley Process”. Presentations can be any length of time, we can cover any subject of your choice relating to gemstones. You may want to include a presentation to your clients on a cheese and wine evening. The minimum fee for a presentation is only R570 inclusive of VAT.