Gemological Science International, New York, has opened an office in Mumbai, India. The lab is fully owned by GSI and is located in the Opera House area.
“We’ve been working in Mumbai for the past three months, learning about the market and determining the best location to open our lab,” Mark Gershburg, president/CEO of GSI, said Friday in a statement. “In addition to the Opera House lab, we also have the capability of going right to our jewelry manufacturing clients in SEEPZ and anywhere else through our Mobilab. This mobility gives us incredible flexibility to serve the industry, when and where they need it. It also saves a lot of time.” SEEPZ is the duty-free area in Mumbai, where jewelry for export is manufactured.
Gershburg added that GSI has the flexibility to print grading reports in India or New York (no matter where grading is done) and the ability to Gemex diamonds and print joint GSI/Gemex reports. Equipment for GSI Mumbai came from the U.S. and from India.
GSI Mumbai is currently staffed with a senior gemologist from GSI’s New York office and local graders with GGs who have experience serving the American market.
The new lab is located in the Platinum Arcade, Ground Floor, 96/93, J.S.S. Road, Opera House, Mumbai 400004. For more information contact Debbie Azar, Executive VP, in New York City at 212-207-4140 Ext. 202 or e-mail India@gemscience.net.
GSI markets its grading services mainly to large manufacturers, major jewelry chains, department stores, and online jewelers. It is headquartered at 581 Fifth Avenue, Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10017.