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June 2011 - Follow EGL Vancouver on Twitter


June 2011 - Summer of Flat Fees

Reduced prices on certification all summer long!


For further information please call us at 604-630-0464.

August 2009 - JCK 2009

Watch for us at the 2009 JCK Vancouver show, August 30-31.

January 2009 - EGL Vancouver featured in the Ming Pao newspaper

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October 2008 - Research article published in Diamond and Related Materials

Characterization of pink diamonds of different origin: Natural (Argyle, non-Argyle), irradiated and annealed, treated with multi-process, coated and synthetic. Read more...

September 2008 - First JCK Show in Vancouver

EGL Canada was proud to host the first JCK Show in Vancouver (September 24-25) and offer 2 lab-tours of their full service lab in Vancouver. In order to educate the Vancouver jewellery trade, Director Banko Deljanin and Appraiser Jurie Wessels presented a one hour lecture "How to Understand and Sell Gemstone Treatments". The lecture covered the following topics:

  • Type of clarity enhancement of major gemstones
  • Type of colour enhancements of major gemstones
  • Stable and not stable gem treatments
  • Identification of gem treatments with standard instruments
  • Describing and disclosure of treatments
  • Importance of knowledge and education
  • Consumer concerns and possible questions
  • Value of treated gems vs. untreated gems
GHI Releases Second Edition of the Book
A unique guide for gemologists from the pioneers of lab-grown diamond research and certification… with additional chapters, breakthrough research results, new diamond synthesis methods, advanced identification techniques and more. Read more...


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Introduction to Diamond Grading
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How to Sell Diamonds with EGL Certificates
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Buying Better Quality Diamonds
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Member of Canadian Jewellers Association
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Informative Articles
Informative Articles
To keep you abreast of new discoveries in gemstone research, synthetics and treatments, we have listed a selection of informative articles written by experts in their field. Check this page regularly for updates.
"European Gemological Laboratory Defines SI3"
Adding the SI3 clarity grade to the grading system was the next logical step.
'The Scoop on synthetics'
Can we ID them? Should we grade them? Do we need them?
'Cultured Confusion'
Should a man-made diamond be called "synthetic", or "cultured" and who are the important players in this controversial addition to the diamond industry?
"A Gemological Study of A Collection of Chameleon Diamonds"
The rarity of chameleon diamonds and their interest for the connoisseur are due to their unusual ability to change color temporarily when heated to about 150C, or after prolonged storage in the dark.
"Interpreting Diamond Morphology" - Part I
A diamond's morphological features reflect conditions of diamond formation and represent a unique characteristic than can be used to identify details of the sources of diamonds.
"Interpreting Diamond Morphology" - Part II
Morphological features reflect conditions both during diamond formation and also after emplacement, especially where alluvials are concerned.