EGL USA offers ‘cold laser’ inscription and 72-hour turnaround in L.A.

EGL USA, known for its state-of-the-art diamond branding service, is now offering 72-hour turnaround in Los Angeles for its inscription services. Diamonds do not have to be certified by EGL USA to benefit from this service.

In July EGL USA’s Los Angeles office installed “cold laser” inscription equipment, which provides the safest way to inscribe diamonds or any gemstone, according to Mark Gershburg, Director of EGL USA. “Unlike other lasers that carbonize diamonds by a highly thermal process, the cold laser will not penetrate the diamond and cause internal damage. Therefore, we can guarantee that our customers’ gemstones will not be chipped or fractured,” said Gershburg.

EGL USA says it is the only commercial lab in L.A. to offer cold laser technology.

In addition, EGL USA says it is the first laboratory in the world to install what it calls “the newest, most sophisticated diamond branding equipment on the market today,” the PhotoScribe LMS 2500, a cold laser system that was recently purchased for its New York City headquarters. It offers twice the power and speed of the previous generation, according to the manufacturer, PhotoScribe Technologies, the world’s largest manufacturer of diamond laser inscription equipment.

The EGL USA branding service can safely laser certificate numbers, text, logos, line art, 2-D barcodes and even photographs into the surface of a diamond or gemstone—or any material known to man, the organization says.

For more information in New York contact Sharon Wanounou at 347-242-0442. In L.A. the contact is Maya Aguila at 213-534-2223. EGL also has offices in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada.