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GCAL Earns SCS Accreditation for Gem Traceability

GradingJul 07, 2021

GCAL Earns SCS Accreditation for Gem Traceability

All SCS-007 certified diamonds graded, scanned, and laser inscribed by the gem lab can now carry a “Sustainably Rated” claim.

New York—SCS Global Services has issued its first “Certificate of Accreditation for Gem Identification Verification Provider” to the Gem Certification & Assurance Lab (GCAL). 

SCS is a third-party environmental and sustainability auditing company. 

According to the accreditation report, GCAL’s New York lab meets the criteria for “SCS-007 Origin Traceability Assurance,” which guarantees the origin of each diamond through advanced testing, gem ID protocols, audits, and sampling across the supply chain. 

Now, all SCS-007 certified diamonds graded, scanned, and laser-inscribed by GCAL can carry the “Certified Sustainability Rated Diamond” claim on the lab’s report, along with gem identification data, 4Cs, grading information, and light performance.  

GCAL COO Angelo Palmieri served as one of the original and leading members of the standards development committee. 

“SCS, and the committee members, have all been working incredibly hard, under intense pressure on this process for the past 18 months,” he said. 

“I’m proud to be part of this SCS effort, and particularly proud to say that GCAL is the first gem lab in the world to earn the SCS Certificate of Accreditation.”

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Brecken Branstratoris the senior editor, gemstones at National Jeweler, covering sourcing, pricing and other developments in the colored stone sector.

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