Our Technology

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 needs, while employing the safest possible methods for each situation.

  • Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer

    (LA-ICP-MS)

    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.

  • Ultraviolet-Visible-Near Infrared Spectrometer

    UV-Vis-NIR

    The Ultraviolet-Visible-Near Infrared Spectrometer allows our experts to distinguish between natural and synthetic colored gemstones, such as rubies, emeralds, and sapphires. The device can then pinpoint the geographical origin of the stones that do derive from nature. This instrument can also test gemstones for common enhancements and modifications.

  • Fourier-transform Infrared Spectrometer

    FTIR

    The Fourier-transform Infrared Spectrometer allows us to distinguish between natural and synthetic stones, as well as to detect alteration methods, such as whether a sapphire has been treated or an emerald has been enhanced.

  • AVANTES

    Raman Spectrometer

    The Raman Spectrometer enables our team to identify gemstones. It is also an ideal tool for detecting and analyzing enhancements applied to specific gemstones, such as spinel.

  • Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer

    EDXRF

    The Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer 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.

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