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Introduction to Colored Stones

Humans have been obsessed with colored gemstones ever since the dawn of civilization. Poised for a sparkling future, the jewelry industry is expected to reach over USD284.5 billion by 2020. Jewelry are remarkable and what makes them so special is not the brand or designer but is in fact the symbolism and history that comes with every ravishing gemstone used. Once a crystal is extracted from the Earth, it undergoes skilled cutting and polishing for the gemstones’ full potential to be revealed. But, it all began with Mother Nature.

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COLOR AND HOW WE WORK WITH IT

At ICA | GemLab we take advantage of our deep technological background combined with the brain power and experience of our gemologists. Maintaining the highest quality gem identification processes and ensuring high accuracy when determining the origin of each colored stone type is our priority.

The entire identification process is important to us, and everything that happens in-between too. From initial intake through to the finished report, we take matters further by providing a report verification system for you to make sure that your reports are authentic. Our aim is to reassure customers that their purchase is authentic.

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Gemstones that we test

At ICA | GemLab, we believe that every gemstone has its own story – a story worth sharing.

Coffee Bean

Sapphire

Coffee Bean

Ruby

Coffee Bean

Emerald

Coffee Bean

Garnet

Coffee Bean

Alexandrite

Coffee Bean

Padparadscha

Coffee Bean

Tanzanite

Coffee Bean

Paraiba

Coffee Bean

Opal

Coffee Bean

Spinel

Coffee Bean

Topaz

Coffee Bean

Tourmaline

Coffee Bean

Peridot

Coffee Bean

Morganite

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Once upon a time, Earth’s landmasses were united as one supercontinent known as Pangea. Over 200-250 million years, Pangea fragmented and drifted apart to form the continents as we know it today. The powerful, gradual process of plate tectonics shuffling and colliding with one another was met with volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Through millions of years, the violent process gave birth to beautiful gemstones.

While the world focuses on rubies, emeralds and sapphires, interest towards other gemstones such as topaz, opal and garnet has been brewing. The younger generation’s tastes seem to be shifting away from diamonds towards colored gemstones.

ICA | GemLab adheres to an ethical approach to color, stricter than other laboratories at times. We want our customers to have the confidence and assurance that the information presented in their document is accurate. We use trade colors/names where deemed relevant and in-line with the standards set by our color masters. Color grading is based on color masters carefully prepared to cover colors and saturations.