IGI Opens New Facility At Bharat Diamond Bourse
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) launched a new full-fledged sorting and screening facility in Mumbai at the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) on October 16th. Located at Tower FW in the exchange, the space will serve as an extension of IGI’s existing laboratory services in the city. Streamlining the evaluation process, trade personnel will also be able to drop their parcels at the fully operational office from 9 am to 6 pm and collect them once the certification process is complete.
Anoop Mehta, president of the BDB led the inauguration alongside Mehul Shah, vice president, BDB; Ashish Mehta, partner, Kantilal Chotalal; Sanjay Kothari, chairman, Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI); Rajesh Lakhani, director, Kiran Gems; and Milan Parekh of Mahendra Brothers.
“We are very pleased to be offering our services at such a key location,” said Ramit Kapur, general manager, IGI India. “Our new facility features the latest identification equipment, enabling us to address the trade’s queries pertaining to synthetic diamonds, which is a vital need of late.”
“The goal of the facility at the bourse is to help diamond producers experience a quicker and more efficient certification process with IGI,” said Tehmasp Printer, managing director, IGI India. “With real-time screening, trade professionals can now have their melee parcels checked for contamination of synthetic diamonds, if any. As a trusted independent gemmological institute, we are honoured to continue to provide these beneficial services for the bustling jewellery industry in Mumbai.”