Our Services Include:

  • Jewellery and gemstone appraisals
  • Certification of diamonds
  • Certification of all coloured stones
  • Gem identification of all gemstones
  • Courses and lectures from intro to advanced
  • Forensic analysis

IMG_4565Get your Tanzanite Filter for only R360. This will assist in separating all the imitations from tanzanite. Send an email to info@gemlab.co.za

 

 

 

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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 R250 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 R300 per stone.

Mini credit card size gem ID report — From R280 per stone

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Large passport size gem ID report — From R300 per stone 

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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
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Prices including VAT

0.10ct – 2.00ct R220 per stone
 2.01ct – 5.00ct R300 per stone
 5.01ct – 9.00ct R480 per stone
 9.01ct – 12.00ct R760 per stone
 12.01 plus R940 per stone
 Matching pairs less 25%
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Prices include VAT

0.10ct – 2.00ct R250 per stone
2.01ct – 5.00ct R350 per stone
5.01ct – 9.00ct R560 per stone
9.01ct – 12.00ct R730 per stone
12.01ct plus R1100 per stone
Matching pairs less 25%

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
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PRICE DEPENDS ON THE SPECIES OF GEMSTONE — Click here to download the 2017 Price list. 

Loose gemstone appraisal — The stone has to be certified in order to calculate a value so the price is the certification price plus R50.

 

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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.