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  • GIA newly opened laboratory in Dubai at the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre.

GIA Opens New Lab in Dubai

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has opened its first laboratory in Dubai on 19 February 2024 at the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC).


According to GIA, the GIA DMCC laboratory will only serve clients operating in Dubai’s free trade zones and cannot accept submissions from other locations in Dubai. However, it does plan to accept intake from other countries in the near future. Services performed in Dubai will be for D-to-Z diamonds weighing up to 3.99 carats.


“The establishment of the GIA DMCC laboratory…adds significant value not only for our free-zone members but also for the wider industry, particularly when it comes to speeding up cycle times,” said Ahmed bin Sulayem, executive chairman and CEO of DMCC.


GIA also announced that its Report Confirmation Service, which it introduced at its New York City lab in January 2024, is now available at all GIA laboratory locations. The new service confirms that a GIA-graded diamond (with or without inscription) matches its corresponding GIA report. For a limited time, it will be offered without charge. Both walk-in and courier submissions will be accepted. GIA also said mounted diamonds will be accepted for confirmation, although that would take longer time. (Photo courtesy: GIA)




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