IGI Launches New Facility at Bharat Diamond Bourse in Mumbai. The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world’s largest independent gemological institute, announced the October 16th, 2018 opening of a new facility in Mumbai at the Bharat Diamond Bourse. Located at Tower FW in the exchange, space will serve as a welcomed extension of IGI’s existing laboratory services in the capital city, operating as a full-fledged sorting and screening facility. Streamlining the evaluation process, trade personnel will also be able to drop their parcels at the fully operational office from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and collect them once the certification process is complete.
Anoop Mehta, president of the Bharat Diamond Bourseled the inauguration alongsideMehul Shah, vice president, Bharat Diamond Bourse; Ashish Mehta, partner, KantilalChhotalal; Sanjay Kothari, chairman, GJSCI; Rajesh Lakhani, director, Kiran Gems; and Milan Parikh of Mahendra Brothers.
“We are very pleased to be offering our services at such a key location,” said RamitKapur, 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 as 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 gemological institute, we are honored to continue to provide these beneficial services for the bustling jewelry industry in Mumbai.”