I only source stones of exceptional quality and high rarity. You'll find that working with me means that you can rest assured the final product is one-of-a-kind and very special. Every stone is a story and my special one-on-one process is a story you'll love to remember.
I personally source each and every stone from a private network of vetted and trusted providers and the exceptional center stones of my collection are AIGS certified (Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences).
Not only is this an internationally reputable gemstone laboratory with vast experience in color stone testing since 1978 but it's also the institution at which I, myself, studied.
When it comes to color stone lab testing, your preference should go to a gemologist who has seen thousands of color stones over the course of years, i.e., numerous different species and varieties within those species, of lower and higher quality, with varying treatments, from different origins and in many different colors, cuts and clarity grades.
A Qualified Gemologist
When working with a gemologist, always search for experience.
It's important to find someone who's not only had the opportunity to test stones with the most modern technological equipment available. But has also developed his or her eye "in the field" over a period of years.
A true gemologist will be able to assess the initial quality of a stone also with the 'naked eye', coupled with only a loupe of 10x magnification.
That's the person with the best 'eye' and 'feeling' for the stone, and who can give the most trustworthy and objective judgment.
Heart Of The Industry
As the AIGS lab happens to be located in the heart of the global colored gemstone trade, and the people who work there have seen quantities of stones in so many varieties, it is, in my view, unparalleled by any lab in the West.
For that reason, this lab can easily rival with the bigger labs, for instance, in Switzerland and the USA.
As such, I always prefer to bring my stones to AIGS and its certified gemologists.
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