Independently Operated Inside Stuller’s Global Headquarters
Lafayette, LA (17 April 2018) – Stuller, Inc. is pleased to announce a new strategic service arrangement with GIA (Gemological Institute of America) by offering GIA’S Melee Analysis Service inside its global headquarters in Lafayette, Louisiana. Melee used at Stuller’s facility will be screened on-site by GIA staff independently operating the GIA-owned analytical instrumentation in a dedicated, secured space.
“GIA is the most trusted gemological authority in the industry,” says Stanley Zale, vice president of diamonds and gemstones procurement. “Therefore there is no one better than GIA for Stuller to rely on to deliver on our commitment to correctly represent the product we are selling.”
“Locating our service within Stuller’s premises allows GIA to rapidly and efficiently analyze a higher volume of melee diamonds, helping to protect the consumer and ensure their confidence in the most prevalent stones in the market,” said Thomas M. Moses, GIA executive vice president of laboratory and research.
The GIA Melee Analysis Service, launched in December 2016, applies GIA’s decades of research into natural, treated and synthetic diamonds to quickly and accurately separate natural, untreated diamonds from simulants, synthetics and HPHT treated natural diamonds, and sorts the natural, untreated diamonds by color range. It screens round, D-to-Z color melee from 0.9mm to 4.0mm
“This commitment includes adherence to GIA grading standards, as well as giving our customers the highest possible level of assurance that we are accurately describing all diamonds being sold,” says Zale.
In 1970, Matthew Stuller founded Stuller, Inc. Headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana; the prime manufacturer provides a wide range of goods and services for jewelry professionals worldwide. Stuller’s core product categories include: bridal jewelry, wedding bands, fine jewelry, mountings, diamonds, gemstones, findings, metals, tools, packaging, and digital solutions.
An independent nonprofit organization, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), established in 1931, is recognized as the world’s foremost authority in gemology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight in the early 1950s and in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweler in the world.
Through research, education, gemological laboratory services, and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism. Visit GIA.edu.
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