Independent Lab Certification
Each Gemstone gets certified independently by a registered, reputable and accredited Gem lab. This ensures complete authenticity of the planetary gemstone and complete transparency for the end customer.
Provided below are some samples of certificates authenticating the gemstones we provide. The cut, color, clarity, carat weight, country of origin, treatment or lack thereof, dimensions, species, shape, etc. are all mentioned clearly in the certificate, setting apart each gem. We just don’t get a Gem tested for identification such as Natural Blue Sapphire but specifically ask for add-on certification services specifying origin and treatments.
What you see is what you get.
Our Sheer Range, reach, numbers that we do and the diverse markets from where we source our gemstones ensure that there is world class certification made available from several labs across the globe. There is no singular lab which we patronize (which may be another reason for antennas being raised!).
At Gemstoneuniverse we ensure that your Gem Certificate has value and provide certificates only of reputed Labs. These certificates are universally accepted by veterans of the Gemstones industry and trade, seasoned gem professionals and the Gemstone B2B Trade.
To give you an idea of what value Gemstoneuniverse complete package from start (when you order your gem report) to end (when your customized talisman reaches you) delivers simply consider the cost of certification in this GIA certification fee schedule. Have a look at this chart for the charges for Certification and charges for add on certification such as origin, treatment etc.
The complete value of Certification, Appraisal, Insurance, hallmarking when calculated for one single gemstone would range anywhere from $250-$350/-.
It is our numbers and consistency that gets us volume discounts from the Laboratories which we forward to you as a Gemstoneuniverse advantage and not as freebies or discounts.
Your Total Shipping Charges Includes all this and is just not shipping.
The bigger Value even than the selection and the certification is professional appraisal which you can read by clicking the next tab or by clicking here.
Sometimes a question that we get from some internet viewers that is relevant to this section is: Can I get a certificate of a particular Gem Lab?
Yes that is Possible. Please see the information given above and the value it brings. Analyse the price of the gem that you are inclined to purchase and compare it with the data given below. If you are ok with the timelines and costs involved we can readily get it certified from your specified Gem Lab of choice.
|Geographical Location||Nearest Testing Location for a major Gem Lab in Asia would be Bangkok-the world’s coloured Gemstone Capital. As of 5th May 2020, GIA India does not test and certify coloured gemstones in India.|
|Certification costs||Approximate $200-$400 per Gemstone and Variety. For estimation see Lab fee schedule in the segment above.|
|Extra Certification Costs||Certification costs for specifying origin etc extra. GIA Charges $250-$500 per Gemstone depending on Gem Variety and carat weight|
|Time Taken by Lab for Certification||Approximate 8-12 weeks. Extra Charges for Rush Service.|
|Time Taken for Gem Transport to and from the Lab to India||4-8 weeks|
|Extra Charges for export procedures, shipping and Duties||As applicable and charged as per actuals|