JCK Interviews GIA On Backlogs, Synthetics, and Standards

06/06/2015 07:32

In an interview with JCK, Susan Jacques, GIA's CEO and chief laboratory and research officer Tom Moses tell Rob Bates increased capacity and global expansion - potentially opening up an additional lab in Surat - will allow GIA to avoid future backlogs. Furthermore GIA says differences between grading results in overseas labs are rare and GIA uses dummy accounts to rule out these variations as much as possible. Other topics Bates raises include automated grading, the reputation of GIA grading standards and undisclosed synthetics.