GII may be better known in the industry for its work in the field of certification, but its activity as a Research & Development (R&D) centre in gemmology has been no less significant.
Today, it is the only full fledged Research Laboratory in field of Gemmology in India, recognised as a SIRO Laboratory by the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.
Well equipped with the most sophisticated instruments, GII’s R&D Department is on par with many international laboratories, having wide ranging capabilities in different aspects of gemmology.
The equipment available includes:
The Department is led by a team of highly qualified scientists and gemmologists well versed in the latest developments in the field.
R&D being a vital aspect for development of an Industry, the GJEPC, along with the BDB, DEAL, GJEA and MDMA have decided to take the research activity at GII to the next level by establishing a National Research Centre for Diamonds & Gemstones under its aegis.