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the Trade with Independence and Integrity

AnchorCert Gemmological Laboratory has had a busy start to the year, with an influx of diamonds, pearls and precious gemstones from major retailers, importers and auction houses.

The economic climate appears to be making both jewellers and consumers more cautious and the independent reassurance which an AnchorCert report offers is in great demand.

AnchorCert is the only gemmological facility in the UK to have the expertise coupled with the full range of equipment required to check for treatments and synthetics.

 Senior Gemmologist Anu Manchanda says “Our practice of screening and checking every stone to make sure it is natural and that any notifiable treatment has been identified and disclosed is now recognised as a big advantage. Not every gem testing lab is equipped to do it but at AnchorCert we pride ourselves on checking every stone thoroughly.

Treatments can permanently improve the colour or the clarity of the stone, impacting on its value, and it is really important that they are identified properly.

We regularly pick up laser drilling and KM laser treatment even on small diamonds and this is really important as the scope for increasing the value of a stone by treatment is significant. Maintaining the trust of the consumer is vital to our industry”

Do you have a stone that you are suspicious about and would like expert advice? Contact AnchorCert today for more information about the service and how to obtain a report. Call 0871 871 6020 or email gem@theassayoffice.co.uk

 

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