Solitaire Gemmological Laboratories (SGL) opens in Dubai
September 2014 – Solitaire Gemmological Laboratories (SGL), an independent international laboratory that provides professional gemstone identification and grading services, launched the opening of its 11th location, in Dubai, on August 21.
Having established a laboratory equipped to cater to the industry, SGL will be certifying diamonds, and offering full and mini diamond reports as well as diamond jewellery certification.
In order to facilit ate certification, SGL will also have a take-in window at the gold souk in Dubai.
At the launch party Gautam Sashital, CEO of the DMCC, delivered the opening speech welcoming SGL to the ALMAS Tower and DMCC, the new diamond trading centre.
On display at the launch event was machinery for identification of synthetics which will be used as part of SGL’s operations.
“We’re delighted to have launched our lab in a growing region with great potential,” said Shirin Bandukwalla, Director, SGL.
“ALMAS Tower is a strategic location and a growing diamond centre, and with our take-in window at the old gold souk we have struck the right balance.”