2020 price list

Services Include:

  •   Jewellary appraisel – Click here to book an appointment
  •   Certification of diamonds
  •   Certification of all coloured stones
  •   Gem identification of all gemstones
  •   Courses and lectures from intro to advanced
  •   Forensic analysis
  • NEW — GEMSTONE FINGERPRINTING 
 The biggest fear a client has is the threat of having their gemstones swopped. The fingerprint of the gemstone will stand up in a  court law and one would be able to prove conclusively whether it is the same stone or not.

The price for this service is R1800 per stone.

 

 

 

 

Refractive Index liquid – RI 1.78

Price R950 per 10ml bottle

Email to oder: info@gemlab.co.za

 

 

TANZANITE FILTER FOR SALE – R360

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The filter consists of three filters. Two polaroids and one coloured filter. The tanzanite when viewed under tungsten lighting through the one polaroid you will see a bluish colour and through the other filter a reddish violet colour. This is characteristic of tanzanite. Through the coloured filter, tanzanite will appear red. It is important to get the two different colours and the red colour for it to pass as tanzanite.

Get your Tanzanite Filter for only R360. This will assist in separating all the imitations from tanzanite, rough or cut. To place your order please send an email to info@gemlab.co.za

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GEM AND JEWELLERY APPRAISALS click here

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Gem Identification of all Gemstones
Synthetic and artificially treated gemstones are passing through the trade undetected. A synthetic gemstone has the same chemical composition as the natural stone and is optically and physically the same. A gemmologist is the only person who can distinguish between the two by studying inter alia growth patterns and inclusions. Fee ranges from R250 per stone (minimum fee) depending on the tests that have to be done to identify the stone. The large passport size Gem ID with photograph starts from R370 per stone. For large parcels of gemstones – R120 per stone if straight forward. If mine testing is required we will give you a quote before going ahead. Parcels of rough gemstones is based on R1800 per hour.

Mini credit card size gem ID report — From R350 per stone

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Large passport size gem ID report — From R370 per stone 

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Full Coloured Stone Reports
Like a diamond, it’s easier to sell a certified coloured stone. This gives the buyer peace of mind that it has been checked and graded by a qualified gemmologist. The fees charged depend on the species of gemstone. You can download the 2020 price list here.

  
TANZANITE MINI REPORT credit card size TANZANITE FULL REPORT passport size
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Prices including VAT

0.10ct – 2.00ct R280 per stone
 2.01ct – 5.00ct R370 per stone
 5.01ct – 9.00ct R580 per stone
 9.01ct – 12.00ct R770 per stone
 12.01 plus R1300 per stone
 Matching pairs less 20%
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Prices include VAT

0.10ct – 2.00ct R300 per stone
2.01ct – 5.00ct R400 per stone
5.01ct – 9.00ct R610 per stone
9.01ct – 12.00ct R800 per stone
12.01ct plus R1400 per stone
Matching pairs less 25%

COLOURED STONE GRADING

We use the ICSL coloured stone grading system which has proved itself to be the most efficient and user-friendly coloured stone grading system since 1982. Many large laboratories around the world use this system. It is the most consistent system I have ever come across. Ian Campbell who developed the system introduced the FINAL GRADE which relates directly to price. For more information on this system click here

MINI COLOURED STONE REPORT credit card size FULL COLOURED STONE REPORT passport size
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PRICE DEPENDS ON THE SPECIES OF GEMSTONE — Click here to download the 2020 Price list

 

GEM AND JEWELLERY APPRAISALS click here

Forensic Type Work

The client may want to know why a stone broke or looks different. This is a scientific study and I believe only two of us offer this service in South Africa.

Audio Visual Training Presentations
A presentation can be arranged to suit your needs. Whether it is to give your staff a practical presentation on the 4C’s which could include how to answer questions about “’Blood Diamonds” or the Kimberley Process”. Presentations can be any length of time, we can cover any subject of your choice relating to gemstones. You may want to include a presentation to your clients on a cheese and wine evening. The minimum fee for a presentation is only R570 inclusive of VAT.