The Gemological Institute of America has begun using Gemewizard software to assist students in its colored stones courses.
The GIA made its statement in the latest edition of its electronic news bulletin, GIA Insider.
Gemewizard is a color communication, pricing, inventory, and marketing tool, designed for retail and wholesaler jewelers, gemstone and diamond dealers, appraisers and gemologists. At the heart of program is its color communication module, called the Gemesquare, which enables the user to ascertain and describe the color of a gemstone.
Gemewizard was first introduced to the trade by Menahem Sevdermish of Israel in January 2003 at the International Colored Gemstone Association Congress in Jaipur, India.
Collaboration between GIA’s technical team and Sevdermish’s development team began in March 2003. During more than a year of testing and refinement, the two teams were able to fine-tune the colors of Gemewizard to represent those in GIA’s color description system and to establish standardized lighting and grading procedures that were essential to ensure consistent results.