Gemological Science International (GSI) proudly inaugurated its state-of-the-art laboratory in Thrissur, Kerala. The inauguration ceremony, attended by esteemed figures from the jewelry industry, including Mr. Joy Alukkas, Chairman of Joyalukkas; Mr. Rajesh Kalyanaraman, Executive Director of Kalyan Jewellers; and Mr. Paul Alukka, Managing Director of Jos Alukkas, showcased GSI’s unwavering commitment to excellence.

The event commenced with the ceremonial lighting of lamps, followed by the official opening of the advanced GSI laboratory. “We are delighted to introduce ourlaboratory in Thrissur, Kerala,” declared Ms. Debbie Azar, President & Co-Founder of GSI. “This laboratory is another proof in our unwavering commitment to deliver best possible gemological services to Indian gems and jewelry industry.”

During the ceremony, Mr. Ramit Kapur, Managing Director of GSI India, shared insights into GSI’s global initiatives, emphasizing their continuous investment in research and innovation. He underscored GSI’s mission to empower retailers by offering global standard grading, supported by state-of-the-art technology and innovation. “Thrissur, Kerala, being a prominent jewelry hub, aligns perfectly with our mission to equipjewelers with tools to be able better serve jewelry buying consumers,” stated Mr. Kapur.

The event gained momentum with a panel discussion, featuring esteemed guests, who delved into the challenges and opportunities in retailing and emphasized the pivotal role played by global gemological labs such as GSI in authenticating jewelry. “The arrival of a world-class laboratory like GSI in our city and state is a momentous occasion,” remarked Mr. Paul Alukka, Managing Director of Jos Alukkas. “We appreciate GSI’s advanced technology, especially in detecting lab-grown diamonds, which instills confidence in us. This venture will greatly benefit local diamond manufacturers and retailers.”

The ceremony also featured an enlightening seminar led by GSI’s Chief Gemologist, Ms. Deepa Srinivasa, on “The New Age of Laboratory Grown Diamonds.” She discussed the evolving challenges posed by lab-grown diamonds and detailed GSI’s meticulous detection and identification process. Leveraging sophisticated detection equipment, GSI ensures zero contamination and absolute authenticity for every piece of diamond jewelry.

The event culminated in a networking night, fostering a sense of camaraderie among key players in the gems and jewelry industry. GSI’s advanced laboratory in Thrissur promises to set new benchmarks in the industry, ensuring unparalleled accuracy and reliability in gemological certifications.