Two new members join Gem Alliance of gem identification labs
BANGKOK, May 2019 – Two new members have joined the Gem Alliance, an informal grouping of gem identification labs that encourages sharing of research and information.
The Gem Alliance was launched by Kennedy Ho, Chairman of the Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS), and Franck Notari, Director, GGTL Laboratories Switzerland, Geneva, Switzerland.
The Gem Alliance is growing with the addition of new gem lab groups from across the world.
The two latest members, who joined at the GemGeneve gems and jewelry fair, which took place in Geneva from May 9-12, are: Dr. Emmanuel Fritsch, Professor, Universite? de Nantes, and Institut des Mate?riaux Jean Rouxel, Nantes, France, and Aure?lien Delaunay, Director, Laboratoire Franc?ais de Gemmologie, Paris, France.
They join the other members of the Gem Alliance, as follows: Kennedy Ho, Chairman, AIGS; Franck Notari, Director, GGTL Laboratories Switzerland, Geneva, Switzerland; Dr. Thomas Hainschwang, Director, GGTL Laboratories Liechtenstein, Balzers, Liechtenstein; and Masaki Furuya, President, Japan Germany Gemmological Laboratory, Yamanashi-ken, Japan.
“Together we are stronger than standing alone,” Kennedy Ho said.
The AIGS Lab, which is based in the Jewelry Trade Center in Bangkok, serves the gem and jewelry industry and the public with a comprehensive range of gemstone and jewelry analysis reports, including rubies, sapphires and emeralds.
The Lab grades, when possible, colored gemstones and diamonds for quality and produces reports to enable both the trade and public to assess their quality for potential purchase.