The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will open a new facility in the Israeli Diamond Exchange in September 2012. Its eighth global facility will provide on-site laboratory services, including GIA Diamond Grading Reports, Diamond Dossiers, and related services. “The opening of the GIA facility is of major significance to the Israeli diamond industry and advances our position as a global diamond trading hub,” said Moti Ganz, Chairman is Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI).
“Having a GIA Laboratory on-site in Israel will save the diamond trade both precious time and costs,” said Avraham Traub, President of Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association (IsDMA).
This article was contributed by Frank Fisher.