ICA | GemLab
ICA | GemLab are experts in the origin determination and treatment detection of colored gemstones. Our expertise comes from our unique ability to combine knowledge of renowned gemologists with the latest technology available to meticulously inspect your gemstone and determine more than 40 geographical deposits. We pride ourselves on our responsible, ethical and transparent services – three cornerstone values of our company.
Our experienced gemologists have full understanding of the different gemological characteristics of the gemstones and their origin. This is especially relevant in today’s gemstones market with customers from around the world demanding clear and precise information about the colored gemstones they acquire and sell.
ICA | GemLab operates in affiliation with the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA), the only worldwide body specifically created to benefit the global colored gemstone industry.
It is ICA | GemLab’s mission to positively and consistently contribute to the future of gemological science by pushing standards to a higher level of accuracy within the gemstone testing processes, and by delivering to the gem and jewelry trade, reliable and ethical high-quality services.
It is ICA | GemLab’s mission to positively and consistently contribute to the future of gemological science by pushing standards to a higher level of accuracy
ICA | GemLab utilizes a wide range of equipment to perform the most modern and advanced techniques for identifying, analyzing, and geographically tracing the origins of colored gemstones. We have multiple tools to serve similar purposes in unique ways, equipping our team of experts with the ability to provide the most accurate, detailed, and customized reports for your specific needs while still complying with the safest rules and guidelines of the industry.
As one of the most advanced gemological laboratories in the world, ICA | GemLab has a host of technology that ensures that colored gemstone identification and testing process is of the highest standards.
A combination of these advanced instruments, along with the expertise that our team brings, allows for the gem identification process to be accurate and ethical.
The Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer is our most advanced instrument. In addition to accurately placing the geographical origin of gemstones, this device can also test for beryllium and determine the presence of multiple elements.
This machine enables us to differentiate between natural and synthetic gemstones, as well as analyze the elements of a stone to determine its geographical origin. The EDXRF also lets us test a gemstone for various enhancement methods.
The RAMAN gives our team the ability to identify gemstones. It is also an ideal tool for detecting and analyzing enhancements applied to specific gemstones, such as spinel.
his instrument allows our experts to distinguish between natural and synthetic colored gemstones, such as rubies, emeralds, and sapphires. The device can then pinpoint the geographical origin of the stones. It can also test gemstones for common enhancements and modifications.
The FTIR helps our experts distinguish between natural and synthetic colored gemstones, such as rubies, emeralds, and sapphires. The device can then pinpoint the geographical origin of the stones that are derived from nature.