GCAL Earns SCS Accreditation for Gem Traceability
All SCS-007 certified diamonds graded, scanned, and laser inscribed by the gem lab can now carry a “Sustainably Rated” claim.
SCS is a third-party environmental and sustainability auditing company.
According to the accreditation report, GCAL’s New York lab meets the criteria for “SCS-007 Origin Traceability Assurance,” which guarantees the origin of each diamond through advanced testing, gem ID protocols, audits, and sampling across the supply chain.
Now, all SCS-007 certified diamonds graded, scanned, and laser-inscribed by GCAL can carry the “Certified Sustainability Rated Diamond” claim on the lab’s report, along with gem identification data, 4Cs, grading information, and light performance.
GCAL COO Angelo Palmieri served as one of the original and leading members of the standards development committee.
“SCS, and the committee members, have all been working incredibly hard, under intense pressure on this process for the past 18 months,” he said.
“I’m proud to be part of this SCS effort, and particularly proud to say that GCAL is the first gem lab in the world to earn the SCS Certificate of Accreditation.”
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