We offer identification reports from ICA GemLab and BGL labs that can identify or determine if a material is natural, and in many cases, any treatments and enhancements made to the gemstone in question. These types of brief identication reports do not certify country of origin. However, there is growing interest in certifying gemstone origin and by special request, we can offer full reports which can include origin statements (example: Sri Lanka or Ceylon sapphire, Burma ruby and Colombian emerald). Please be aware that the results are not always conclusive, and most labs offer their identification as a professional opinion of 'probable origin' only. For more information on this issue please see our article on country of origin. If you would like to inquire about this type of origin report that we can offer, please contact our customer service so that we can arrange the gemstone certification service for you.
I like to use GemSelect for finding calibrated sizes of gemstones. I purchased sapphires a few years ago and found the quality to be outstanding so I went ahead and purchased some more today (different) and some really unique moonstone. I'm opening a jewelry busy soon and so accurate gemstone sizes, quality, and reliability as a supplier is really important to me. Gemselect seems to fill all those requirements.
I think the GemSelect website is exceptional. It gives me comfort and confidence that what I select is what I will receive from them. This is why I buy from them. I've purchased many gems from them online and have never been dissatisfied. I like the paperwork that ships with the orders and the reports that are available.