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GIA opens new lab in Dubai

Gemological Institute of America (GIA) opened a new, state-of-the-art diamond grading laboratory, GIA Laboratory DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre) in Dubai on 19th February, 2024.

Tom Moses, GIA Executive Vice President And Chief Laboratory And Research Officer, said, “Opening a GIA laboratory in the important global diamond centre of Dubai is a significant step in expanding our services to advance our important consumer protection mission and meet the needs of the industry.”

Ahmed bin Sulayem, DMCC Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, added, “As an industry leader for research, education, and grading, we are delighted that the GIA now becomes an integral part of the new silk route in the global diamond supply chain, further highlighting the strategic role Dubai plays within it. The establishment of the GIA DMCC Laboratory at Uptown Tower adds significant value not only for our free zone members but also for the wider industry, particularly when it comes to speeding up cycle times.”

The new GIA location will be limited to servicing only clients operating in the Dubai free trade zones and cannot accept submissions from other locations in Dubai but will soon be able to accept intake from other countries. Services performed in Dubai will be for D-to-Z diamonds weighing up to 3.99 carats.

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