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SGL opens state-of-the-art diamond certification experience centre at BKC in Mumbai




The inauguration event took place at The Capital, BKC with Suvankar Sen, Managing Director, Senco Gold & Diamonds, as the Chief Guest

SGL inaugurated its state-of-the-art diamond certification laboratory at the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai on August 1,2023. With this revolutionary and technologically advanced testing facility, the company aims to ensure the utmost precision and authenticity in certifying diamonds.

The grand inauguration event took place at The Capital, BKC with Suvankar Sen, Managing Director, Senco Gold & Diamonds, as the Chief Guest. The guests of honour at the event were Russel Mehta, Managing Director, Rosyblue Diamonds; Anoop Mehta, President, Bharat Diamond Bourse(BDB); Rajesh Lakhani, Director, Kiran Diamonds; Dinesh Lakhani, Director, Kiran Diamonds, Dipu Mehta, Managing Director, Orra Fine Jewellery and Tamjid Abdullah, Deputy CEO, Jawhara Jewellers, Dubai. Besidethem, many more industry professionals from around the world attendedat the event.


“Hearty congratulations to Team SGL for their new experience centre opening. The concept itself is fascinating to me as I wanted to witness how an international laboratory works,” commented Suvankar Sen at the inauguration.

Congratulating the team, Anoop Mehta said, “The moment I heard about SGL opening an experience centre, I was curious to know more about the set-up and processes undertaken in diamond certification. I must say I am highly amazed by the technology and standards that SGL follows.”

A message from the Co-founders of SGL, Chirag Soni and Shirin Bandukwalla, said: “We are delighted to unveil our new diamond certifying laboratory, a testament to our commitment to integrity, accuracy and innovation in the diamond testing industry. This advanced facility not only empowers gem professionals with reliable diamond authentication but also reinforces consumer trust in the diamonds they purchase. We look forward to revolutionizing the diamond industry with our state-of-the-art technologies and expertise.”

Highlights of the Lab

The SGL Diamond Testing Laboratory is the culmination of years of meticulous research, leveraging the latest technological advancements and employing a team of highly skilled gemologists, physicists and engineers. Equipped with state-of-the-art machinery and utilizing advanced spectroscopy, microscopy and imaging techniques, this laboratory sets a new benchmark for loose diamond analysis, grading and certification.

The laboratory employs cutting-edge technology to examine diamonds down to their most minute details, providing unparalleled accuracy in grading and identifying synthetic diamonds. It has a team of certified gemologistswho bring decades of experience and expertise to the table, ensuring that each diamond is evaluated with the utmost care and precision.The laboratory encompasses a comprehensive range of tests, including spectroscopic analysis, fluorescence testing and in-depth examinations for any treatment or enhancements.SGL is committed to delivering prompt and reliable results, enabling clients to make informed decisions with confidence and certainty.

During the inauguration event, attendees had the exclusive opportunity to witness live demonstrations of cutting-edge diamond testing methodologies and gain insights into the future of diamond authentication.

SGL is a leading gemological research institute with a reputation for accuracy, innovation and reliability. Established in 2007, SGL Labs is a British-American diamond certification and authentication laboratory network which is co-headquartered in London and New York. It is spread overfive countries, 18 locations and 158 geo-footprints worldwide.

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