IGI was the first laboratory to develop jewelry identification reports and is the leader in this field today.
More complex than the analysis of loose gemstones, IGI's expertise in the analysis and documentation of finished jewelry items is unrivaled anywhere. Without disassembling heirlooms or complex pieces, IGI performs thorough, objective and expert analysis of finished jewelry items
IGI Jewelry reports provide all gemstone and mounting specifics, as well as clear standardized photos showing details of craftsmanship that may not otherwise be visible.
“As mounting permits” appears when metal parts surrounding the gemstone(s) allow IGI to provide detailed information, but perhaps less accurately than in an unmounted situation. The words “approximate” and “range” are used in descriptors in such cases. Ultimately some pieces may require un-mounting if the style prevents the scientific tests necessary for meaningful assessment.
A total commitment to understanding consumer concerns has motivated IGI to develop rules and procedures for information provision on any item which can be analyzed, according to the laws of our fields of specialty. This empowers jewelry buyers to find precisely what they want, with complete confidence in the accuracy and authority of the IGI documentation.
Gemstones should only change hands when accompanied by a grading report attesting to quality. Regardless of location or marketplace, an authentic IGI Laboratory Report is the common language of trust and confidence in the gemological world.
For more information, fees or custom related services please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or or call your closest IGI worldwide location.