IGI Announces New Screening Service for Manufacturers Operating in SEEPZMarch 22, 18
(IDEX Online) – The International Gemological Institute (IGI) has announced screenings to determine the origin of diamond inventory for manufacturers operating out of SEEPZ (Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone) in Mumbai in order to ensure only natural diamonds are part of merchandise offered to consumers.
IGI is the only full-fledged laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment for diamond and diamond jewelry grading to introduce this type of screening for mounted diamond jewelry and loose stones in SEEPZ, the lab said.
“The screening facility extended by IGI provides peace of mind to the manufacturers who export their goods to the international markets, especially when the market is threatened by the infiltration of synthetic diamonds in the inventory of natural diamonds,” said Tehmasp Printer, MD, IGI India. “IGI's screening services help determine the origin of the diamond, making sure that only natural diamonds form a part of the merchandise. It also guards the reputation of the manufacturer in the industry."
"IGI’s service aims to help manufacturers boost their sales and instill a sense of confidence in international retailers. While intended to complement IGI’s current grading offerings, a manufacturer can opt to only utilize the screening service or add it to any grading service pending their end consumer’s requirements."
Roland Lorie, IGI CEO, said: “We are excited to offer this service in one of the major jewelry manufacturing hubs in India. As a trusted independent gemological Institute, we are honored to help manufacturers provide excellent products to their customers as well as to enhance international diamond trade.”