ICA | GemLab utilizes a range of equipment to perform the most modern and advanced techniques for identifying, analyzing, and geographically tracing the origins of colored gemstones. We have multiple tools to serve similar purposes in unique ways, allowing our team of experts to provide you with the most accurate, detailed, and customized report for your specific
As one of the most advanced Gemological Laboratories in the world ICA | GemLab has a host of technology that ensures that the process of
A combination of these advanced instruments along with the expertise that our team brings allow for the gem identification process to be accurate and ethical.
Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence
Ultraviolet-Visible-Near inf rared Spectroscopy
Fourier Transform Inf rared Spectroscopy
The Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer is our most advanced instrument. In addition to accurately placing the geographical origin of gemstones, this device can also test for beryllium and determine the presence of multiple elements. Beryllium is used to enhance gemstones such as sapphires, rubies, and emeralds, but cannot be detected by most machines. The Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer ensures our customers are aware of any and all enhancements present in their stones, including beryllium enhancements. This instrument also excels in identifying the presence of macro, micro, and sub-micro elements, allowing for the most detailed analysis possible.
Allows us to differentiate between natural and synthetic gemstones, as well as analyze the elements of a stone to determine its geographical origin. The EDXRF also allows us to test a gemstone for various enhancement methods. At ICA | GemLab, we have three different Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometers, allowing us to customize each user’s analysis for optimal results.
Enables our team to identify gemstones. It is also an ideal tool for detecting and analyzing enhancements applied to specific gemstones, such as spinel.